3 Awards give capacity to Innovative Education Projects

Three projects from the 2014 Innovation in Education summit were presented with the ISTEEM awards. Innovative Solutions in Technology that Embraces and Enhances Meaning (ISTEEM) is the first of an annual award that will be made available for initiatives within Education and development in Southern Africa. The Awards totaled R15 000 and were sponsored by Learning Academy Worldwide, Beijing Royal School, Royal Haskoning DHV and Communications Management Support (Pty) Ltd.

Mr Terrence Martin hosted the event, on behalf of Learning Academy Worldwide with support from Mobile Support Leader, Desmond van Rensburg.

"It was absolutely worth it traveling down from Johannesburg to this event," Mr Martin explained. "It is clear that the gesture means a great deal to the recipients."

ABOVE - From left to right: Mr Riaan van der Walt and Mrs Marisa Venter receives their award from Dr Masinde. Middle Picture: Royal Haskoning DHV Education Foundation Director, Mrs Pauline Makama present Mr Moeti and Mr Chandos with their awards assisted by Mr Terrence Martin, furthest to the right. In the picture to the far right, Mr Desmond van Rensburg receives the award on behalf of the Kwavulindlebe Primary School's Sekuyasa Project.



Short Excerpts from the Awards Ceremony

Innovation Summit Program for South Africa Completed

The 3-day journey of innovation in the City of Roses, Bloemfontein, starts Friday, 7th November at 10h00. It is the 2nd Annual Innovation in Education Summit - the first one was held last year in Durban.

We are aware of the fact that the word,"Innovation" has become a popular term and not always for the right reasons. In our book, though, we are referring to that moment, as a sage put it, "where curiosity and capacity collide."

It is such a collision that we are seeking to create at this year's summit. Challenges, questions, ignorance and curiosity with a commitment to designing practical implementable solutions will synaps in a fusion for meaningful reform in our schoolsand in our health provision sectors.

See the Summit information and Program details Here

Collaboration with School for the Deaf in South Africa

Learning Academy Worldwide started its work with the Kwavulindlebe Primary School in the Kwazulu-Natal province of South Africa after extensive collaboration with the Deaf Federation in the country.

The website for the school's been completed after that Swedish Mobitech, Ms Louise Österberg and her South African counterpart, Ms Zime Zulu completed the first phase of research to help prepare for the planned teacher development workshop for July.

Kwalindlebe Primary School Website