I am Asandiswa. I joined Edunova in 2007 as a lab assistant and was given the opportunity to do ICDL to become a full facilitator. I'm now responsible for 3 Primary Schools, supporting and training educators on how to use ICT tools in the lab and in class (Modular and Smart Board) to develop and improve the standard of education within the school.
I joined Edunova in February 2007 as an ICT curriculum and skills facilitator. I run ICT training (Computer & Smartboard) sessions for educators and learners. I am an experienced facilitator who also plays a part in different projects within Edunova.
I'm an imagineer. Exactly, whatever that is! This website has been fun to make and I have a non-existent band called Meet Morris. Free, opensource software - now there's a phrase I like, and the community that is built around it. This year has opened my eyes to the world of education, and the role of ICT. A lot of challenges, and a lot of effort but it's the little things that are really eye opening. unflat. wub. I'm not sure about viral marketing just yet...
On my journey as educator, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) facilitator and coordinator in the Western Cape Education Departmental (WCED) environment, the need for expressed individualism, the respect for diversity, intensive guidance and positive initiatives in all facets of the transformation process in education and community evolution, became my passion and vision. The creation and support of miscellaneous partnerships and working in collaboration became the key word of positive change across all boundaries embracing young and old. I became part of the Edunova team to continue the shared vision with unrestricted ICT empowerment possibilities. ICT has no limits, no degrees needed, no age restriction, no discrimination, easy to access, resourceful e-learning, it enhances communication and collaboration on a neutral ground and enriches lives universally. My continued mission is the empowerment of effective change methodologies and innovative leadership through ICT.
I joined Edunova in late 2012.My background has been primarily in retail where I worked for the Clicks organisation for a number of years. There I worked in all facets of the business from store manager, area manager, regional manager and also stints heading up the buying and marketing function. My last five years at the organisation was running the entertainment side of the business, Musica as Managing Director. At Clicks I was involved in a lot of the organisational and development work of the business particularly around teams focussing on their structure, performance and competencies.
Since leaving Clicks I have bought a Printing Business which is situated in Somerset West and am also the chairperson of Tereo, an organisation which offers schooling facilities for primary school street kids. So I’m very excited about playing a role in being a conduit through which learners can empower themselves for bigger and better futures. I am a sure this coming year will expand my horizon to the possibilities available in the Education horizon.
I am passionate about igniting the learning potential in each young person in South Africa and I specifically recognise the opportunities that technology plays in providing new horizons of learning to young and old alike. Supporting schools and their communities in taking the first steps along the e-learning journey makes me jump out of bed every morning! My own life experience has led me to believe that most of us humans want to make a difference in the lives of the poorer communities in particular and I therefore want to be part of a movement to enable the change processes to take place in a professional and supported environment. To move from ‘success to significance’ is a an outlook that I have adopted for my personal vision.
Khanyiso has been part of the Edunova team since mid-2005. As a school facilitator he runs ICT skills and curriculum development sessions for educators and learners. Khanyiso was previously involved in a community development project in Philippi, Cape Town where he ran an after school programme in a primary school. Computer literacy training, sustainability and financial plans discussions, introducing teachers to online collaboration platforms to enhance their teaching and learning through C.O.P facilitation, Multimedia integration and ICT integration strategies as a focus of my goals, facilitating online collaboration via ICT Champs WC, PICT Forum, EBB, Teacher Resources.
My involvement goes as far as being a Technical support assistant for the schools within the Organisation. Also have required data specialist skills, basic computer network, experience in data, Internet and laptop setups, installation of software, Desktop support and troubleshooting experience.
Khosi joined Edunova in April 2006 as an ICT curriculum and skills facilitator. She is an experienced facilitator having worked in a similar capacity at a school previously.
I am a CA and love to “work the numbers”. It is especially fulfilling when I am working in the education environment and am able to be a part of seeing young people grow into new abilities and talents and find their passion in life.
My name is Mlungisi Maqashela and I am an ICT Facilitator. I have worked for Edunova since 2006, working on multiple projects, gaining lots of experience in this field because I worked with both primary and high schools.
I'm Ncumisa Makambi, a new additon to the Edunova team. I'm 20 years old and have just moved down from Jo'burg. I'm an IT Entrepreneur in training and am looking forward to working with the team.
I joined Edunova October 2007, starting as a lab assistant. My main duties were to assistance educators in the lab and also to assist my facilitator during her training sessions. I was given an opportunity to attend an ICDL course. This course is required to be done by lab assistants in order to become a facilitator. In 2008/09 I became a junior facilitator. I was given two schools to look after (training/facilitation) and I had two lab assistants to supervise. Now I am a facilitator responsible for three schools. My main responsibilities are to give support to educators around ICT integration and to do modular training.
Nombulelo makes sure the entire Learning Centre is looking at its sparkling best!
My name is Oliver Mqoqi. I'm one of the IT Entrepreneurs at Edunova. I started earlier this year. Since I've been here the team of Edunova has been very kind. What I like the most about Edunova is that you learn something new every day.
Quinton Davis is an educator who started out as the leader of a project on open and collaborative resources for the South African curriculum. He currently occupies the position of programme manager.
My two passions are education and technology. Edunova is enabling me to work in an innovative space where I have the opportunity to marry these two areas in an exciting and meaningful way. I work in the space where technology meets education, attempting to confront and conquer the various challenges that present themselves when you try to integrate ICTs into learning. I have a background in journalism and linguistics which contribute to my growth in an organisation where effective communication is key to the contributions we are making to our communities. I am also a qualified teacher; I am passionate about learning and believe strongly that the best way to educate yourself and those around you, is to create meaningful experiential learning opportunities.
I'm Unathi Xalisa. I joined the Edunova team in April 2008 as a lab assistant, and am currently a facilitator. My job is to develop educators and learners in ICT Skills and community members on basic literacy computer skills. Additionally, I work with a group of high school learners on a learner technical support programme.
Winnie is a Project Leader of the IBM Reading Companion Programme. She is an ICT Educator by profession. Her passion is to add value, even in a small way, as long as it makes a great difference towards teaching and learning . She is a self confessed chatterbox. "No matter how bad life has treated you, just walk tall with your head held high."