“What I have learnt from the programme is the importance of a generous and giving mindset"
During her short time on the Programme, Mrs N. Dlamini from KwaZulu-Natal has made noteworthy progress, and her enthusiasm is contagious: “I love myself now. I feel as if I am a new teacher; I enjoy teaching more. I need to train and workshop other educators, to make sure I ‘make’ someone who is just like me.”
Other mentees are also eager to share what they have learned with their colleagues, especially those in senior positions who will be retiring in the coming years: “I hope that whatever Edufundi has given me, I will be able to pay it back by assisting other educators,” says Mr D. Naidu. “Then, when I leave the profession I will know that, besides helping learners, I have made a difference to other educators as well.”
This is an important step in the journey of mentoring, since knowledge shared is power multiplied. With the continued support of their mentors, mentees are encouraged to create a community of practice so that the Teach Like a Champion principles and techniques become embedded in the culture of the school.