The GM South Africa Foundation (GMSAF) follows a process of undertaking the initiation, management and piloting of innovative education and housing programmes in the Eastern Cape, usually within the Nelson Mandela Bay area. Lessons learnt from these programmes are then written up in the form of practical implementation guidelines. This information is then shared with interested organisations across the country in order to promote the replication of successful new development concepts and to assist the State with the formulation of practical policies and implementation procedures.
One such programme which the Foundation has conceptualised and piloted is the Teachers for Technology and Science programme, which has been undertaken in partnership with the Port Elizabeth District Office.
In today’s world, technology is increasingly interwoven into the fabric of our everyday lives. The need to know how to use these tools is essential in staying competitive later on in life, but focusing only on teaching children to use technology is short sighted (Richard Firth).