School: Lingcom Primary School
Based: Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape
Teachers are unparalleled in the role they play in children’s lives.
Teachers are directly influential in a learner’s life, and to know that I have a unique opportunity to make a difference in the lives of learners is a great honour for me. I interact with them every day, helping them discover new and important facts and ideas. Cultivating their skills not only within the curriculum but for them to develop holistically.
We as teachers have a great responsibility to provide the power of education to today’s youth, thereby giving them the possibility for a better future. We must educate our learners to prepare and qualify them for work in the economy as well as to integrate people into society; to teach them not only the curriculum but also the values and morals of society.
My dream or vision for our education system is that we cater for all our learners with their different needs and diversities in such a manner that learners can reach their full potential. They should learn skills that will be of value for them once they finish school, so that they can take up valuable space in society and contribute in a positive manner.