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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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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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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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