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Alternative Name for a Teacher

Alternative Name for a Teacher

Alternative Name for a Teacher “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet.”  When Juliet wondered about the significance of her Romeo’s name…  If we changed the word we use for ‘rose’, would it change anything about the flower itself?…

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A Tribute to Amon Ntuli

A Tribute to Amon Ntuli

The whole team at Edufundi mourn the loss of Amon Ntuli, our wise and wonderful former chairman, who passed away from health complications (not Covid related) on the 8th of January 2021. Amon was the Chairman of Edufundi for 18 years before he took his farewell at the beginning of…

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My Learners Are My Heroes

My Learners Are My Heroes

It is true when they say life is an unpredictable journey full of surprises and miracles. As we began the year, I taught my learners a small self affirmation dialogue to motivate and remind them that when faced with challenges or had thoughts of being a failure they can do anything.…

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Mom to Ma’am to Supermom

Mom to Ma’am to Supermom

When the country went into lockdown, we were told: work remotely, there is no school, teach your children remotely. My initial thought was, “This shouldn’t be that difficult”, but boy was I wrong! Being cooped up in four walls with the same people and figuring out your emotions about lockdown…

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Lockdown Transformations

Lockdown Transformations

Lockdown helped me to introspect and I realized that I needed to develop my skills as a coach to interact confidently in my occupation. I experienced fear from the thought of starting something new, but soon realized that courage is the answer to continuous development. I registered and did a…

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Edufundi 2020 Impact

Edufundi 2020 Impact

2020 has been a year of challenges, but it’s also been an opportunity for strategic reflection, strengthening the team and future proofing. While we managed to deliver some of our planned activities in the first term of 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic meant our usual face-to-face activities with teachers and school…

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Surviving COVID-19

Surviving COVID-19

I was excited on 21 March 2020, as it was two days before my birthday. My twin sister and I had plans to celebrate it in a special way, but on that day President Ramaphosa announced a national lockdown due to COVID-19. We started researching the virus symptoms, what the…

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Back to School

Back to School

At first, I was overwhelmed, scared and unsure about what I was getting myself into – considering all of the negative stories, news and rumours about the second wave that I was hearing.  However, after stepping foot at the school on my first school visit, I realised that a big…

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Leading During Times of Crisis, Uncertainty and Change

Leading During Times of Crisis, Uncertainty and Change

Leadership matters – more so now than ever before, especially as we navigate the churning waters of the Covid-19 pandemic. Over the last eight months we have experienced a dramatic disruption to the order and functionality of our social and organisational lives. This disruption, and the changes it has brought…

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Remembering David Mabuyane and Esther Mafu

Remembering David Mabuyane and Esther Mafu

A tribute to KwaNobuhle Principal and Deputy, David Mabuyane and Esther Mafu who passed away due to COVID-19 complications. KwaNobuhle Principal & Deputy Die of COVID-19 I am very saddened to read about the Covid-related deaths of the school Principal, David Mabuyane, and his Deputy, Esther Mafu. They experienced difficulty…

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