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Global Teachers are teachers who know their purpose as teachers and who are committed to helping children develop into adults who are equipped to deal with the 21st-century world. Global Teachers are reflective practitioners, facilitators of learning, agents for change in their schools, communities and profession, and effective teachers. They are conscious of the social […]

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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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Vacancy: Executive Director

About the Organisation Global Teachers Institute is one of South Africa’s leading non-profit organisations providing youth from under-resourced communities an alternative pathway to the traditional contact universities to be become, teachers. Our flagship Future Leaders Programme offers paid teaching assistant internships at rural and township schools in five provinces in South Africa. At the same […]

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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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GTI Future Leaders Imbizo 2020

Each year GTI is committed to hosting a multi-day convergence of students, teachers and education leaders from throughout South Africa and around the world. In the light of the COVID -19 pandemic, we were, unfortunately, unable to host the annual GTI Axis Summit for 2020, which has been the highlight of the year for our […]

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We are proud to share that GTI has a fresh new look with a redefined logo and brand identity that reflects our growth over the last five years. Our unwavering commitment to our mission, philosophy and core principles remains the same. GTI will now have a youthful, confident look with bold and bright colours as […]

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WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY 2020 with Khanyisile Mthunzi

  This year, World Teachers’ Day will celebrate teachers with the theme “Teachers: Leading in crisis, reimagining the future”. UNESCO introduced this day as an “occasion to celebrate the teaching profession worldwide, take stock of achievements, and draw attention to the voices of teachers, who are at the heart of efforts to attain the global education target of leaving […]

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Closing the digital divide by Nomcebo Dladla and Nomfundo Sibeko

Nomcebo Dladla, Regional School Coordinator, KwaZulu Natal  Universities appeared desperate to salvage the first semester at all costs. Most of them have the ability to deliver their teaching and learning commitments using online platforms, but, not all students have laptops or internet connections, especially if they had gone home during the lockdown to places without […]

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Women’s Month with Asanda Sigigaba

This women’s month we are honouring and celebrating the many remarkable women across our continent. Every day these women, like many in our country, strive to uplift their families and communities often in the face of insurmountable odds. Asanda Sigigaba, a GTI Future Leader graduate and now LEAP 3, School Leader, is one of the […]

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