Tebatso Moyaba – Grade 10 – Diepsloot Secondary School
Tebatso Moyaba, a Grade 10 learner from Diepsloot Secondary School has been using coding to prepare herself for her dream career, a school teacher.
When she first joined the CodeJIKA.com program, she was intimidated and afraid. She considered herself ‘non-technical’.
“My dream job is to become a teacher who not only teaches the syllabus, but makes a difference to my learners.”
“I remember walking into the lab for the first time”, says Tebatso, “I had never used a computer before. It was very intimidating and I was not planning to come back the next day.” Surprisingly, after the first lesson, she was more curious than intimidated which led her to come for the following class, and the rest was history.
“I remember walking into the lab for the first time, I had never used a computer before…”
Tebatso now runs a coding club Master Coders that has taught over 60 learners the basics of coding the CodeJIKA.com syllabus. She wanted more learners at her high school to know what coding was, so she decided she was going to spend her afternoons in the lab teaching new learners how to code.
Tebatso explains “This coding club is not just giving other learners an opportunity to learn a new skill, but it is also helping towards my dreams of teaching. Since we started, I have improved in being able to explain and handle a group of students. All these things are helping me build confidence as I prepare for my teaching career.”
[ Tebatso now runs a coding club Master Coders that at the school during the afternoons. Master Coders has taught over 60 learners the basics of coding. ]