The Global Teachers Institute (GTI) is excited to celebrate its 5th Year Anniversary and invites you to join our annual fundraising campaign to help Fund The Future, our aspiring teachers. With your help, we will continue to provide wrap-around support to enable the Future Leaders to grow and develop into future-proofed teachers, ready for the demands of the classroom and broader school environment and, in turn, future-proof our learners.
Bhongo Lesizwe Mkonto (final year B. Ed. student), Ethan Shyuvan Festers (2nd year student) and Yolanda Nyume (final year student). These aspiring teachers reported that they are all growing in confidence as teachers and making significant progress in developing a wide array of teaching skills, including time management, differentiation and using technology in the classroom. The social responsibility project that they are involved in is collecting and distributing sanitary towels for female learners in need. The project also imparts knowledge about menstrual hygiene as well as to create a safe space for learners to ask questions and share their concerns and challenges in this regard.
Johan Mabhuti Nsimbini, a 3rd year student and Ntombizodwa Mangane, a 2nd year student in Mpumalanga, deep in discussion during a Friday Professional Development Workshop. Johan is an exceptional young man who used to work in a retail store. Now his life is embedded in the school where he truly belongs. Ntombizodwa has a social responsibility project that grows vegetables in a garden and has created jobs for 3 unemployed youth. She has also raised funds to buy sanitary pads for young girls so that they can always attend school and she has started her own foundation called the “Shelter Me Foundation”.
Our mission is to develop empathetic, reflective, and socially responsible master teachers for South Africa’s public schools in rural and township communities like the ones described above. We invite you to contribute directly to helping a young aspiring teacher to gain the skills, values and practical experience required to change the face of education in South Africa. Will you join us in this journey?
Any donation will be welcome however, if you are able to, a once-off donation of R3000 and/or monthly donation of R150 will guarantee a monthly stipend and/or an internet data bundle for one Future Leader respectively. Please join the campaign by sending your donation and forwarding this letter to your own network of friends and associates. To enable us to Fund The Future, please visit www.globalteachers.org to make a donation online through our online giving partner, GivenGain. You can also make a donation directly into our bank account:
Account Name: Global Teachers Institute
Account Type: Cheque
Bank: First National Bank (FNB)
Account Number: 6266 4422 525
Branch Clearing Code: 20 15 09 (Rondebosch)
Branch SWIFT Code: FIRNZAJJ
If you make a donation directly via our bank account, we would appreciate it if you send us proof of payment to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can acknowledge your donation. GTI is a public benefit organisation and is able to offer Section 18A certificates for tax-deduction purposes to qualifying taxpayers.
Our Future Leaders thank you for your support as together, we write a new story for education in South Africa and the world.