THE Bambisanani Partnership – which links St Mary’s School in Menston and Mnyakanya High School in South Africa – has recently provided vital training for teachers in the country.

The venture will enable teachers to be able to use tablets to enhance learning across the curriculum at Mnyakanya High School.

Computer giant Intel contributed to the training costs and, next week, 30 more tablets – provided by the Bambisanani Partnership – will arrive at the school for students to use in lessons.

Pk Zondi, at Mnyakanya High School, said: “The two days of training was excellent and the teachers participated enthusiastically – it opened another page in our minds.

"It was easier than we thought and we are now confident to use the devices with our learners, who are very excited at this new opportunity. We thank the Bambisanani Partnership for making this possible.”

Bambisanani Partnership chairman, David Geldart, said: “This initial training and the tablets are a starting point for us.

"More training and hardware will hopefully follow, but our goal is to establish full internet connectivity at Mnyakanya. We have made the all-important first step and look forward to even more significant developments in this area in the year ahead.”