I remember looking at the Tsakane Wikipedia entry that our kids had done and being pleasantly surprised to find out that it was the first entry that anyone had made about Tsakane. I remember thinking this township has existed for years and no one has put down much information about its origins, its people, its sights, etc. and yet we google and read about other places from around the world on a daily basis. This experience made me realise how much I love the process of co-creating information on things that are local.
As a teacher it is finding out that you can learn a lot from the kids that you teach. My students often show me new technology apps, and other tech solution to make our school life easier and often cheaper, avoiding the data usage. Now we use many of these apps and platforms in our programs and everyday work.
This made me realise that even as the Tech savvy guy I think I am there is always something new that you do not know. So as a teacher I am very open to learning from my scholars and I admit openly to them when I am not sure of something.
“This experience made me realise how much I love the process of co-creating information on things that are local.”
Berkia Banda — Headmaster of the African School for excellence, Johannesburg, South Africa