Gcobani Primary School has been named champion of this year’s Eastern Cape Growsmart Literacy Competition, clinching not only a R350,000 iPad Lab for the Buffalo City school, but also R20,000 each towards furthering the education of the three students on the winning team.
The value of this project cannot be underestimated. Growsmart is happening at the right time, where the country is focusing on improving reading in all primary schools. It encourages learners to read, understand and narrate stories, in sentences. It also empowers teachers to be great mentors of teaching and reading.
Genevieve Koopman, Chief Director of the Eastern Cape Department of Education
I was part of the Growsmart Programme from the beginning in the Eastern Cape, when it started in 2018. I will support and continue to be part of this great programme – we are committed to working with the Growsmart Programme all the way.
Lutho Kota, from the department.