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Transforming the SA school curriculum into summarised and captivating video lessons and quizzes, at no cost to the learner – this is the vision! Ford is joining in by sponsoring a brand-new 2022 Ford EcoSport Titanium to be raffled for the cause.

Take part in this meaningful competition and enable career and life opportunities by providing accessible learning. Invest in a brighter future for South African learners with only R100 – and stand a chance to win a fabulous, brand-new 2022 Ford EcoSport Titanium! The more you buy, the bigger your chance to win.

The proceeds from this competition go to Thuma Mina Teaching (TMT), who will create more video lessons to make quality education available to every learner in South Africa. Enriching teaching and learning through captivating video lessons and materials, one click at a time.

What you can win

Action Ford is offering the latest 2022 EcoSport and for extra peace of mind they are throwing in a special maintenance plan of four years or 60 000km – that includes everything except tyres and petrol – as well as a warranty for four years or 120 000km!

Read more about the generous sponsor, Action Ford, and their awesome car here

Who is Thuma Mina Teaching?

Thuma Mina Teaching (TMT) is a registered non-profit organisation with a mission to create quality educational materials that are accessible to all learners, especially those in disadvantaged communities. South Africa’s basic education system is riddled with poor outcomes and struggles with a high rate of attrition and inadequate resources.

The crisis is evident in that only 6 out of 100 learners who start Grade 1 go on to qualify for undergraduate studies. The deep disparities in the education system have been exacerbated by the pandemic, the full impact is estimated to be felt until 2031, according to a recent study (Gustafsson 2021).

TMT has heeded the call for collective action, recognising the potential of unified social impact. TMT achieves their goals by creating captivating and engaging video lessons centred around the national school curriculum. They have a “one-click-access” approach to accelerate accessibility. The most-used platforms are YouTube and Facebook, but their lessons are also aired on national television and are available on their website. All the lessons are completely free to the learner.

These video lessons are dynamic and short, ensuring maximum retention. The programmes aim to strengthen learner engagement in the senior phase, i.e. grades 7-9, aiming to reduce dropout rates. The video lessons are coupled with presentation slides, self-marking assessments and gamified learning. Through a single click, learners access a repository of resources.

In short, TMT serves as a handy, versatile resource. The resource strengthens aftercare centres, it functions as a “co-teacher” within the classroom and serves as a self-directing learning tool for learners at home.

How does TMT impact society?

  • Their resources serve as a self-directed learning tool for learners.
  • It improves teacher content knowledge and exposes teachers to innovating teaching techniques.
  • Schools use the resource as a tool in the classroom.
  • They make the resources available to aftercare centres to enrich their programmes.

How to enter

Buy a ticket at R100 to get an entry. Enter as many times as you like! Each entry counts towards better education for South African learners, making you part of the change you want to see in South Africa.  

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