On Tuesday, 20 October, KST, a partner entity of Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation, hosted a webinar on tools for digital teaching and learning. This is one of a series that KST intends to host on topics aligned to the District Whole School Development (DWSD) model’s Sustainability Roadmap.

The webinar’s focus arose from the inequality between public and private schools that was spotlighted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

“This is a glaring discrepancy in our education system, prompting us to draw lessons on how rural and peri-urban schools we work in can be better equipped for digital teaching and learning,” KST’s Stakeholder Relations and Communications Manager, Kaya Nyati, said.

Dean Zwo Nevhutalu, a member of the KST Advisory Board delivered the opening remarks, and Siza Mphatsoe, Head of Programmes at Kagiso Trust, provided an overview of the DSWD model with a focus on the ICT section of KST’s Sustainability Roadmap.

A panel, facilitated by Prof Mary Metcalfe, included December Moloi (Motheo District Director), Tom Shupikai (ICT specialist), Milford Malunga (Projects Director and Co-Founder at BellaMatrix ICT Foundation) and Riyaadh Ebrahim (KST EXCO member and Specialist: Social Investment at Tshikululu).

KST’s District Managers, Nathan Pillay (Fezile Dabi) and Thabisa Vili (Motheo) hosted the question and answer session.

See the recording of the webinar here.