Nomacala Mpeta is a learning theory and strategy game- changer, programme developer and designer, insurer of quality, monitor and trainer, among other things. Her pride comes from seeing young people who didn’t have many opportunities presented to them graduate from their programmes at Digify Africa and start working in the digital industry. The 29-year-old’s affirmations include her belief in God, His plans for her life and that she will become whoever she thinks she will become. “You decide how the story will go and how it ends,” she says. Living up to her title and her family’s passion for transforming lives, the head of learning wants to see the young people whose talents she helps nurture through the learning programmes “owning their destinies and using the devices in their hands, facilities in their schools and community centres and even the Wi-Fi at the bus stops to learn and upskill themselves”.
I’d like to see South African schools introduce and implement learning that leads to opportunities both inside and outside the classroom.