Thembile clearly lives her best life! She was granted the opportunity to fly over to Switzerland for 4 days to collaborate with other Curators at the ACM 2017. Her 4 worded summary: “The time is now!”
To summarise the 4 day event in a few words, “The time is now!”. The time is now for us as Shapers to no longer wait to be invited to the table but rather we invite ourselves to the conversations or better yet we have the conversations ourselves, we mobilise. We live in a global society and hold a global identity. Issues that affect our neighbouring countries are also our issues and this is a time for collaborative solutions, we can no longer solve them alone.
It is with great excitement that I announce that we will be re-launching our newsletter and mailing list. We want to ensure that our partners and stakeholders are aware and interacting with all the activities taking place in the hub. I urge you to take some time to read our newsletter and keep an eye out of upcoming events that may be of interest to you.
In the month of July, we wrapped up our successful Financial Literacy Workshop sessions. This was aimed at equipping grade 8 and 9 learners from Phateng High School, in Mamelodi,with skills to save money and how to start a business. This was further emphasized by learners going out to practically starting a business in their community and reporting back on the profits and losses, and most importantly sharing lessons from the experience (Read more in the report). We would like to thank our Sponsors who made our workshops a success – Nandos, Hatfield and Spar.
We also faced some internal movement in July. We said goodbye to our Incoming Curator, Brendan Kilpatrick who is now at Oxford University studying his Masters. We wish him all the best in his new endeavors and we thank him for his commitment and dedication to the hub. We look forward to electing a new incoming curator this month.