Author Archive | Khayakazi Mbunyuza

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GTI Executive Director: Fay Hodza, PhD.

We are very pleased to share the good news that Fay Hodza, PhD, has been appointed to lead the Global Teachers Institute as the Executive Director from 1 July 2021. Fay describes himself as “Passionate about creating, delivering, and scaling up educational opportunities for students of all ages in both formal and informal settings”. He […]

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A Champion Teacher: Mmabatho Caroline Nthutang

Certain places on earth are conventionally hard to associate with people who become influential and of high reckoning in society – I am a product of such a place.  My name is Mmabatho Caroline Nthutang; born, bred and raised in Mahikeng, popularly known as “The City of Goodwill”, in the North West province. I was […]

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Future Leaders “Breaking New Ground” Virtual Celebration

In 2020, we saw our partnership with the government deepen with a greater commitment to supporting Future Leaders’ tuition costs. This year the opportunity to deepen partnership was taken. We have expanded our programme to the Bohlabela School District in the Mpumalanga Province through our public-private partnership with the government. This has been a great […]

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Vacancy: Fundraising and Communications Manager

The Global Teachers Institute (GTI) is a teacher development organisation dedicated to strengthening teacher capacity and the quality of schooling in South Africa and across the world by changing the way teachers undergo initial teacher education and in-service professional development. GTI aims to empower student teachers, current faculty, school leaders, and education organisations by offering a […]

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Future Leaders Easter

The pandemic has taken its toll on everyone, especially young children. For the past year, with the COVID 19 outbreak, the focus has been on finding safe ways to get learners back to school and finish the curriculum. There wasn’t much emphasis on the children’s social wellbeing and allowing them to have fun at school […]

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Human Rights Day Reflection Circle

This year, we celebrated Human Rights Day with heavy hearts over the passing/killing of Mthokozisi Ntumba under circumstances that eerily mirror those of 21 March 1960, where 69 people died and 180 injured during the Sharpeville shootings where police officers opened fire on peaceful protesters who had gathered against Pass Laws. While this was under […]

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Love, Care and Empathy

Because February is the month of love, we want to put our Love, Care and Empathy domain at the cornerstone for the month. We believe that it is essential to focus on developing our Global Teachers’ cognitive aspects and all the other qualities that make us human. Global Teachers are teachers who know their purpose as […]

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GTI Orientation Week: A Blended Approach

During the week of 18 – 22 January, Global Teachers Institute hosted the Future Leaders Orientation Week. The orientation is typically a cheerful event with new and returning interns filled excitement and nervous anticipation for what lies ahead. This year, as one would imagine, we did things differently! Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we had to follow all necessary protocols and work […]

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Happy New Year

2020 was a year unlike any other, as we had to face the COVID-19 global pandemic which restricted many nations when hard government lockdowns were implemented worldwide. South Africa was no different as we went into a level 5 lockdown from the 27th of March 2020 to try and minimise the spread of COVID-19. The […]

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