West End PS pilots Nurture Network programme | Western Cape Education Department
West End PS pilots Nurture Network programme

West End PS pilots Nurture Network programme

12 August 2021

An initiative that aims to provide a nurturing environment to engage in technology, 4IR, Internet of things and careers of the future, Nurture Network, was launched at West End Primary School in Lentegeur, Mitchells Plain.

The programme offers academic support services, career coaching and mentoring, as well as talent identification, amongst others.

The founder, Colleen Cozett, has been an educator for 23 year and worked as a lecturer in the university sector. She is currently busy with her PhD studies and said she wants to use her skills and experience to assist and invest in communities.

In a Facebook post about the launch, West End Primary School said their aim was to become a paperless school and this platform would make it easier to achieve this goal.

“The partnership with Nurture Network is the perfect opportunity to provide training of teachers and parents to upskill themselves for jobs of the future jobs and to ensure teachers have cutting edge IT skills. We also have the necessary infrastructure to support this programme, and together with dedicated staff and support staff, the assistance of parents and community members, the programme will be a success.”

“Due to Covid-19 we had to adapt to the use of technology, and with all contact sports being halted we had to find alternative ways to keep learners engaged. One of the projects involves E-sports, among many more.”

“We are honoured to have been chosen for this program, and we know we will take it to the next level.”

For more information about Nurture Network, visit https://ccmn.co.za/