Tuesday, 24 February 2015 13:25

Three Awards for Innovation in Education

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Three projects from the 2014 Innovation in Education summit were presented with the ISTEEM awards. Innovative Solutions in Technology that Embraces and Enhances Meaning (ISTEEM) is the first of an annual award that will be made available for initiatives within Education and development in Southern Africa. The Awards totaled R15 000 and were sponsored by Learning Academy Worldwide, Beijing Royal School, Royal Haskoning DHV and Communications Management Support (Pty) Ltd.

Mr Terrence Martin hosted the event, on behalf of Learning Academy Worldwide with support from Mobile Support Leader, Desmond van Rensburg.

"It was absolutely worth it traveling down from Johannesburg to this event," Mr Martin explained. "It is clear that the gesture means a great deal to the recipients."

ABOVE - From left to right: Mr Riaan van der Walt and Mrs Marisa Venter receives their award from Dr Masinde. Middle Picture: Royal Haskoning DHV Education Foundation Director, Mrs Pauline Makama present Mr Moeti and Mr Chandos with their awards assisted by Mr Terrence Martin, furthest to the right. In the picture to the far right, Mr Desmond van Rensburg receives the award on behalf of the Kwavulindlebe Primary School's Sekuyasa Project.

Short Excerpts from the Awards Ceremony

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Learning Academy Worldwide and the Education Foundation Royal Haskoning DHV availed mini-grants to 3 innovative projects in South Africa.

The grants form part of the 1st Innovative Solutions in Technology that Embraces and Enhances Meaning (ISTEEM) award in South Africa. Brilliance Extra Classes, Mobile Educational Games and The Sekuyasa Project were awarded a total of R15 000 to propel their innovative work in education.

The projects were presented at the Innovation in Education Summit Bloemfontein, South Africa in November 2014. The grants, funded by Communications Management Support (Pty) Ltd and Royal Haskoning DHV, will be presented on Friday 20th February in Bloemfontein.