Jane Tsharane, principal from Sefako Mapogo Makgatho primary school in Saulsville, PRETORIA traveled to Ntuzuma in DURBAN to connect with her counterpart, Mr Themba Sokhabase, at Siphosethu Primary School.

They are leading their schools in preparation for two key milestones: They will be presenting at the Wisehub Summit 2018 in Bloemfontein at the Central University of Technology and they will also contribute during the Education Stockholm Innovate for Wisehubbers end of January 2019.

Key areas of their presentation are concerned with how they collaborate to use technology for efficiency, how project-based learning adds to student performance through the PhotoBook project and how principals and teachers impact each others’ leadership and pedagogical competence.

Ms Tsharane and Mr Sokhabase spent valuable time in dialogue about their own stories, who their mentors are, what they have learnt through making tough decisions and how they embrace innovative technologies. They also reiterated the need to stay courageous despite the difficulties of over-sized classes and listed space.

The two schools are now officially on course for a continued meaningful partnership which will be reciprocated by a visit to Pretoria in July this year.

They value the importance of engaging young people to serve as support to schools is also a top priority for this collaboration. Ms Tsharane brought her Tech Assistance, the young Tebogo Sibiya, with her from Pretoria and, connecting with Siphosethu Primary’s Bhekani Hlubi now enables even sharing of good practices between the young people.

Mr Sibiya and Mr Hlubi are supported by Learning Academy Worldwide’s Youth Character Development program and the two schools are recipients of their service and growing expertise.

For almost a decade she's criss-crossed South Africa. From her home in Durham, North Carolina, USA, she's journeyed with Learning Academy Worldwide, co-founded M-Ubuntu and inspired those she met.

Journeying from Montshioa outside of Mahikeng, to Potchefstroom, Durban, Cape Town and the Johannesburg suburbs, her relentless and passionate pursuit for innovative solutions to combat the literacy crisis stand as the combined reasons why her story demands a listening ear from those who want to be the change they want to see.

Lucy Haagen's journey and story are graced with a kind generosity often spilling over to the under-resourced communities she helped serve in partnership with the Swedish-based non-profit organization, Learning Academy Worldwide.

This time she wants to listen to the heartbeats at Wisehub and find more ways to leverage her network in the US and China for collaboratives that will make an impact.

Many Principals, Lecturers, Teachers and Parents at Wisehub have spent meaningful time over the years with Lucy in their homes, Schools, Universities and organizations making these moments in Bloemfontein a milestone amongst friends and family.

There is still time to REGISTER for Wisehub 2017 in Bloemfontein before the 16th October deadline.

Come take the leap with us

  • 3 Inspiring days.
  • Only inclusive summit of its kind
  • Students showcase project-based learning
  • All happening at Central University of Technology, 20-22 October, 2017

This year Wisehub will welcome Daniel Mwesigwa to South Africa and bring attention to his incredibly meaningful work for the benefit of the next generation in Uganda.