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HCI honours Hassiena Marriott in Women’s Month

Hassiena Marriott, GTI’s Head of Education, was recently chosen as one of the HCI Foundation’s Phenomenal Women as part of Women’s Month.  The full nomination text appears below with permission from the HCI Foundation.  This August, the HCI Foundation is shining a light on the great women we work with through our programmes and partner organisations. These […]

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GTI Emergence Campaign

The Global Teachers Institute (GTI) invites you to join us in writing a new story for education in South Africa. While we are mindful of the many challenges that our country faces, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and more broadly, including deepening socio-economic hardships, inequalities, and exclusion – all of which may seem overwhelming, we […]

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GTI Head of Advancement: Margaret Geraldine Farred

We are pleased to share the good news that Mrs Margaret Geraldine Farred was appointed to serve as the Global Teachers Institute’s Head of Advancement (Fundraising and Communications) from 1 August 2021. Margaret brings extensive experience of more than 25 years of working in the non-profit sector, most of which has been dedicated to extending access […]

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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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Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better

On Freedom Day, we as South Africans collectively reflect on our nation’s journey since democracy, celebrating our gains and assessing our role as to how we close the gaps in the many areas where our citizens, especially those from under-resourced areas, are still not reaping the fruits of that freedom. David Jacobs, our Chief Operating […]

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