“One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.” –Malala Yousafzai
Alhumdulillah, through the grace of Almighty Allah (SWT) we have come to the end of another successful year in the Foundation Phase, however this year has been challenging for teachers, learners and parents. With words such as ‘COVID, online, portal, web page, login and logout’ were most spoken, as each one had to adapt to a ‘new normal’. Shukr to Allah, teaching and learning continued amidst this pandemic. I agree it has been difficult journey for learners to adjust to our online platform, however it proved beneficial as we engaged with learners and created a new mindset towards learning and achieving success. Our children learnt new 21century learning techniques through the virtual platform. They learnt survival skills, valued relationships and most important they learnt that ‘less is more’. As parents, teachers and learners we discovered that learning is not confined to our classroom, but can take place in any context.