Our Stories

The stories of change come from the field of practice – from classrooms, schools, and the district offices. They are told from the perspectives of those who are involved in and are experiencing changes in their daily work.

#10
The teacher as reflective practitioner

Mr Matenjwa recognizes the role that PILO has played as a change partner in the Jika iMfundo Campaign

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Published: 9 Nov 2021 | Updated: 12 Nov 2021
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#9
Maximising teaching time

Ms. Londiwe Ntuli teaches at Ingede Senior Primary School. She first experienced the Jika iMfundo change programme in 2017, where, as the English teacher she was introduced to the tracker that was used in her subject. Ms. Ntuli’s involvement in the programme has been ongoing since then, and she has become very familiar with the […]

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Published: 8 Nov 2021 | Updated: 12 Nov 2021
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#8
Teaching at school, learning at home

Ms. Nontando Makhanya is an educator at Kranskop Primary School in the uMzinyathi school district. She was part of the SMT team from her school who participated in the training sessions for the Jika iMfundo Campaign. Ms. Makhanya found the trackers and lessons plans the most helpful in her teaching. She noted that: “The trackers […]

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Published: 7 Nov 2021 | Updated: 18 Nov 2021
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#7
Jika iMfundo at Inqaba Primary School

“Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.” I’m not sure whether William Shakespeare had an idea that these lines would carry such a relevant message after so many decades. This is the feeling I had when I met the Principal of Inqaba Primary School, Mr Ntombela, in Northern […]

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Published: 7 Nov 2021 | Updated: 19 Nov 2021
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#6
Jika iMfundo at Ntolwane Primary School

The saying ‘Hope springs eternal in the human breast’ becomes so relevant when one gets to a school in the deep rural area of Nkandla, many kilometres from the big towns, and find teachers working diligently with focus and passion to ensure that learners benefit exceedingly from them. The world we live in speaks so […]

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Published: 6 Nov 2021 | Updated: 19 Nov 2021
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#5
Jika iMfundo at Bhekeshowe High School

The name Bhekeshowe, if directly translated, means looking at Eshowe or looking after Eshowe. Eshowe is a town midway on the road towards the northern Zululand from Durban. Bhekeshowe High School is about 28 kilometres from the nearest town, Eshowe. It is about 800 metres from the regional road linking Eshowe and Empangeni, another important […]

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Published: 5 Nov 2021 | Updated: 19 Nov 2021
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#4
Deepening professional conversations

Mr. Mseleku and Mr. Mncube are Subject Advisors who were introduced to the Jika iMfundo Campaign by the District Director. They note that their current involvement is mainly through “interesting” workshops that are conducted and then have to be “cascaded’ to the Department Heads at schools. Mr. Mseleku mentions the importance of the, “… practices […]

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Published: 4 Nov 2021 | Updated: 12 Nov 2021
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#3
Professional learning communities

Ms. Priscilla Guliwe is a Circuit Manager from the King Cetshwayo School District. Her story of change is an interesting one, as she started off working as an external school coach to train SMT members on the various aspects of the Jika iMfundo Campaign. She then joined the department as a Circuit Manager, and, in […]

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Published: 3 Nov 2021 | Updated: 18 Nov 2021
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#2
The 3 C’s of Schooling

Ms. Ntshingila was introduced to the Jika iMfundo Campaign during of the onboarding sessions that were held in the district and has become a district champion for the programme. She shares her story about the relevance of the programme, especially in response to the changes that have taken place in the education system due to […]

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Published: 2 Nov 2021 | Updated: 18 Nov 2021
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#1
Building relationships of trust

Ms. Sajidah Ahmed became aware of the Jika iMfundo Campaign in 2017 and participated in the development of the SMT modules and leadership sessions of the programme.

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Published: 1 Nov 2021 | Updated: 19 Nov 2021
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