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    • Wilma
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      Please introduce yourself , reflect on the reasons why you decided to participate in this course, and share the initial ideas you have for an institutional Change Project that can reflect these qualities of a good Change Project.

    • Mirriam Moonga
      Participant
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      Hello everyone. My name is Mirriam Moonga, lecturer at the University of Zambia. I got interested in participating in this programme because I am an environmental educator. I offer Environment and Sustainability Education, in the school of Education. I am also a PhD student in the same field. So all my work life is centered on ESD/EE in particular. Our initial change project is about Eco- office in the School of Education.

      Our change project implications include safer offices, cleaner offices, spending less on power and water bills, learning materials and creation of more office space in the long run, as well as going green in our future office communications.
      My interest in this again is that my research is in line with green skills and knowledge, so will be assisted in this area too.

      • MELUSI
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        My name is Mr Melusi Ntokozo Simelane, a swazi cetizen aged 31 years. I am holding a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Management Occupational Safety and Health tenable from the University of Swaziland, Faculty of Health Sciences. I have about 5 years of experience working as an Environmental Inspector, trainer and consultant. Currently, I am working as a Public Health Consultant and Lecturer at the Institute of Development Management College, Eswatini Campus. My educational background and work experience make me believe I best fit in this course.

        I have decided to be part of this course because I believe education is the best tool one can ever have to ensure sustainable development at all angles. Acquiring education assist in many ways including escaping poverty, ensuring health and sustained livelihoods, keeping sound and unpolluted environment for us and the future generation, generating economy, ensuring gender balance in all institutional angles to name but a few.

        My change project idea is ensuring easy access to education by every person through the integration of available educational enablers(technology) in line with the sustainable development goals. Also I believe means should be worked to ensure environmental protection through education for sustainable livelihoods.

      • MELUSI
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        Greetings Colleagues,
        My name is Mr Melusi Ntokozo Simelane, a swazi citizen aged 31 years. I am holding a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Management Occupational Safety and Health tenable from the University of Swaziland, Faculty of Health Sciences. I have about 5 years of experience working as an Environmental Inspector, trainer and consultant. Currently, I am working as a Public Health Consultant and Lecturer at the Institute of Development Management College, Eswatini Campus. My educational background and work experience make me believe I best fit in this course.

        I have decided to be part of this course because I believe education is the best tool one can ever have to ensure sustainable development at all angles. Acquiring education assist in many ways including escaping poverty, ensuring health and sustained livelihoods, keeping sound and unpolluted environment for us and the future generation, generating economy, ensuring gender balance in all institutional angles to name but a few.

        My change project idea is ensuring easy access to education by every person through the integration of available educational enablers(technology) in line with the sustainable development goals. Also I believe means should be worked to ensure environmental protection through education for sustainable livelihoods.

      • Sindisiwe
        Participant
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        Hello. My name is Sindisiwe, a Reference Group Member for Eswatini and I am here to support the 116 participants to successfully develop their Change Projects, and also to assist them with team leaders to complete the online course

    • Gilly
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      Hello everyone, my name is Gilbert Dolo from the Schools Development Unit at UCT. The in-service teacher professional development in Natural Science and many other school projects that includes teacher and learner support programmes has been the main thrust of my duties over the past 13 years at the SDU.
      The change project that I would like to develop relates to supporting the transformation of our Natural Science courses that are currently offered and aligning them with the Education for Sustainable Development competencies, i.e. the move ‘from policy to pedagogy’.
      The possible areas of focus for my change project are:
      • ACT Natural Science Intermediate/Senior Phase courses
      • Design thinking as a transformative framework
      • Natural Science short courses

    • RTUKAMONE
      Participant
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      Hello dear colleagues, my name is Tukamone Rolyn teacher educator at Malcolm Moffat College of Education in Serenje, Zambia. I decided to be part of this course in order to brainstorm and interact with everyone on this fora pertaining to how we can put our heads together to see how we can improve our educational curriculum and delivery to our trainee teachers by moving away from the rotlearning type of education to a sustainable and holistic type of education which leaves the learner’s with survival skills and make them better and responsible citizens who care for the environment and respect humanity. My project has to do with the care of the environment by using locally available material to improve the physical environment by landscaping and planting grass and flowers. This skill is a lucrative one as it can help learner’s earn an income in the process of improving the environment.

    • MAPULANE LEHLOKOANYANE
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      ABOUT MYSELF
      I am Mapulane Lehlokoanyane working as a teacher trainer TVET section in Lesotho

      My initial Change Project
      To recycle polyethylene Containers and to discourage the use of such containers to get food for the college cafeteria

    • Emma@Barnett
      Participant
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      I am Emma Barnett from SolPlaatje University. I am offering a module of Comparative Education at 3rd year level in the first semester. The module includes a section where we focuses on issues such as gender, access, and inequality in its relation to education. In consultation with my community of practice, we will focus on Gender for the change project. I am still finalising how the project will unfold.

    • Mooka
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      I am Mooka Godfrey Mukelabai from Mufulira College of Education. I offer Special Education Guidance & Counselling to Secondary preservice and inservice teachers. The initial Change project resonates on curriculum innovation in teacher education. Through a reflection on our community of practices in the recent past, there has been consesus to relook at the needs that will make curricula address the concerns that foster sustainance among our student teachers.

    • Mumba
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      my name is Lorretah Mumba, am working in a community of practice with my fellow teacher educators at Kitwe college of Education here in Zambia. we have started working with students in making the environment green and clean with the incorporation of local resources

    • chilinga
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      My name is Chilinga Givers. I am participating in change project titled ‘Enhancing Quality Education through Teaching for Sustainability.’ The Purpose of project is to produce high quality graduates that are relevant to the 21st century demands– with skills and competencies (in line with Mulungushi University strategic goals), such as: problem solving, creativity, critical thinking, innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership, and collaboration, through Integration, by reviewing the school curriculum, of ESD concepts in courses taken by all trainee teachers i.e. moving from content based to competence curriculum.

    • Leonard Nkhata
      Participant
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      I am Leonard Nkhata the Head Department for Mathematics and Science Education Department, the department responsible for Teacher Education at the Copperbelt University. As a department, we have observed that there is no deliberate policy to teach 21st Century Skills and competences. Further, a significant number of courses outlines/syllabus do not state what 21st Century skills and competences students should have. As a result, we have noted challenges in our undergraduate and graduate students’, particularly in the area of research writing and presentation in their final year(s). Results from a preliminary study reveal that these students lacked skills and competencies to enable them to navigate the challenges of the 21st Century. The student-teachers display inadequate grasp of the skills and processes of collection, analysis, interpretation, inference and evaluation of data. This suggests that these student-teachers would be unable to pass on these skills of critical thinking to their learners to help them address issues of poverty, gender inequality, unemployment and environmental degradation, among others. The department has concluded that there is need for deliberate inclusion in student-teachers’ education sustainability skills and competences. In the department’s current configuration, there is very little emphasis on 21st century skills, competences and sustainability related issues.

      The department has agreed to implement as its change project “Teaching for the development and acquisition of 21st Century Skills”. The department arrived at this change project title in order to provide strong leadership for Education for Sustainable Development in teacher education in our institution and affiliate colleges to inspire the next generation of teachers to offer better quality, more relevant education and training in the country.

    • Phinith Chanthalansy
      Participant
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      Hello everyone – I am Phinith Chanthalangsy, from Laos, working at UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa (Harare, Zimbabwe) as Programme Specialist for the Social and Human Sciences Sector. My academic training is in comparative philosophy, linguistics and literature.

      I joined this course because I have always had a burning question – What if the formal education that we know of today in the different countries does not exist? What if we do not care/fear about training, or even “producing” all children around the same standards and conventional format? What if we do not think our education as a means to find a job or to earn a living, but as a search of joy and happiness? What would our society be like if all children are provided with an open-ended ability to question the unquestionable, to see the unseen, and to think the unthinkable? I believe that ESD is the window through which we can rethink the very philosophy of education that we want for our time.

      Not being an educator and coming from an international institution – not a training center – I will be very keen and happy to discuss with my peers on a Change Project that deal with this initial problem: If, one day, the teachers were to teach their students for the very last time before the world lapses, how would they proceed? My hypothesis is that they would strive to up-dig and transmit ideas, narratives, or ideas that would embody the strongest sense of care – love, joy, attention, curiosity, desire of life. I shall call this the underlying universal dimension of education.

      The project would aim at taking the disciplinary silos as they exist today, and enquire, discuss, and act on what speaks to the most universal dimension of our human condition, bearing in mind that our planet and the human society are on in a very fragile state, on the edge of lapsing away – as evidenced in the powerpoint/Slide 5 of this Orientation Course. Enquiring on this would mean interrogating the teachers and the students “what significant is meant to be taught” in such ans such lessons/discipline – What is it that we came to teach such ans such in our curriculum today? Discussing means conversing with teachers, students and their parents on why does it matters today to teach the universal that we would have found in the enquiry? How does it relate to the current state of affairs of the world and the planet as they stand? Acting means creating, imaging, and putting in place plans and programmes that will help the teachers and students apply the universal dimensions in their life. If you think for instance that History lessons teach us to know about our common origin, what would you want to do to know better about yourself and the others? If you think Mathematics lessons teach you to be logical and reasoning, can you think of situations in your society that is contradicting logics?

      The ultimate purpose of such a project would be to interrogate how we could let go our conventional conception of educating (meaning without necessarily interrogating WHY we teach such and such that way), and test our disciplinary teaching against the urgency of being fulfilled with the joy to live, to protect and to care.

      In my career at UNESCO, I have had experiences working on philosophy with children, citizenship and human rights education in extra-curriculum settings (in Tunisia and Morocco), and ethics of climate change (2017 UNESCO Declaration).

    • Anonymous
      Inactive
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      Hi,
      I’m very excited about this course!

    • fundisa
      Participant
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      Hi Everyone,
      I’m Wilma

    • khamis
      Participant
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      Hi This is Khamis

      • This reply was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by khamis.
    • fundisa
      Participant
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      Hi Everyone,
      I’m Wilma.
      Looking forward to the course!

    • Thamie Khonzumthetho
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      Hi everyone,
      I’m Thamie.
      Looking forward to the course!

    • Lydia Jolofani Tembenu
      Participant
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      Hello everyone. My name is Lydia Tembenu. I am a teacher educator from St. Joseph’s Teacher Training College, Malawi. I am very excited to be part of this class.

    • Mwanamrisho
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      Good afternoon everyone! my name is Mwanamrisho Gora from the State University of Zanzibar, Tanzania. I am very excited to be a part of this project and to learn on education for sustainable development.

    • Vuyisile Lydia Matsebula
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      I am Vuyisile Lydia Matsebula from William Pitcher College in Eswatini. My interest in the course is to acquire more skills and knowledge on transformative teaching practices and constructing educational models that can be used by teacher educators, teachers and learners in their practices to enable cumulative knowledge building. Our institutional change projects include curriculum innovation and formation of clubs aimed at providing psychosocial support to students.

    • Sandra@94
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      Good day everyone, I am Dr Novuyo Nkomo, lecturer in the Early Childhood Care and Development Department at the Southern Africa Nazarene University in eSwatini. The Change Project focuses on transforming Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) teaching and learning to respond to African sustainable development in line with 21st century teaching competencies. I am happy to be part of this wonderful endeavor.

    • Khanyi.nhleng
      Participant
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      My name is Khanyisile Nhlengethwa. As a teacher educator, I have been very concerned by the failure of our education system to address the problems and needs of our society. This session has greatly motivated me to begin developing an ESD change project. Thank you very much also for highlighting the essential features of such a project.

    • fundisa
      Participant
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      Hi Everyone!
      I’m from Ladysmith, South Africa. I’m doing the course as a Primary School Educator Trainer.

    • Ndlelann
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      Am looking forward to this exciting course.

    • David Maguza
      Participant
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      Hello. Am David Maguza from Aida chilembwe community technical college am a trainer at TEVET institution. Am interested with this course because the world is changing so I want to make my trainees to think the possible ways of sustaining the development.. I want to bring change on reusing the offcuts that has been remained but we can something from those offcuts.
      I am looking forward to learning more in this course to improve the curriculum of my institution, country and the Region at large.

    • Henry
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      Am Henry Katiko, from Aida Technical College
      I am. Glad to be part of ESD/SST change project.

      My interest is to introduce the use of Solar energy for common institution and communityuse. I also wish to campaign against gender based violence at Aida Technical College and surrounding Community

      • Henry
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        I have listened to b the clip on importance of Education to solve all human social and economic needs and thereby end poverty, reduce diseases, reduce birth mortality deaths and protect the planet.
        I have also gone through qualities of a good sustainable project which include alignment to national and school curriculum as well as to have a transformative elements..

        As I develop the ESD change project I wl include such elements in addition to ensuring focus of a variety of learning domains.

    • Job Stephen Kyamogi
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      Hello everyone. I am Job Kyamogi, a lecturer at the Southern Africa Nazarene University (SANU) Faculty of Education (FoE). Currently, am attempting to promote the infusion of Environmental and Sustainability Education(ESE) practices in the Curriculum practices of my FoE at SANU. As a research specialist in ESE and a participating member of the MESA initiative at my faculty (The Mainstreaming Environment and Sustainability in African Universities (MESA) Partnership Programme started by UN with universities to support Sustainability, I am exited to be part of this course. In our strategic planning of the SANU FoE MESA programme, we had already decided to carry out our initial project relating to ESE integration. This course blends so well with our MESA plans and I know we will fair well as we work with our leader and partners. Greening spaces is something I love to accomplish and am glad this course encourages such. Thank you

    • Job Stephen Kyamogi
      Participant
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      Hello Comrades and Combatants for Sustainability. In my earlier introduction I did not elaborate on aspects that were required.
      Firstly, I joined this course to be able to share Environmental and Sustainability Education (ESE) ideas since am a specialist research student in ESE related topics.
      Secondly, I joined to intentionally link the Southern Africa Nazarene University (SANU) Faculty of Education (FoE) MESA programme activities (The Mainstreaming Environment and Sustainability in African Universities) to the faculty curriculum practices as we meaningfully partner with lecturers from different departments. This course is thus a great opportunity to get immersed in curriculum innovation aimed at realising transformation of the SANU FoE towards sustainability at such a time when the United Nations Global Agenda with regard to Sustainable Development Goals has been overshadowed by the Covid-19 Pandemic.
      Thirdly, the key idea of our change project at the SANU FoE is to carry out a thorough document analysis of all the course outlines guiding our Curriculum practices as we prepare Pre-service Teachers (PSTs). The analysis of these key curriculum documents will lay a good foundation for all that will be carried out later when this course has been completed. Our findings will guide the administration on how to improve the whole curriculum so that in all the subjects taught at the SANU FoE, ESE content will be infused in a manner that demonstrates each department’s intention to explicitly prepare PSTs for teaching and integrating ESE into their curriculum planning and teaching practices.
      Siyabonga Asante sana Tatenda Thank you

    • Khulisile
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      Hello everyone.my name is Khulisile B.Hlatshwako,a primary teacher at St Paul’s Methodist Primary in the Kingdom of Eswatini.I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Special n Inclusive Education and currently doing my Masters Degree in Primary Education.

      Being well versed about Special and Inclusive educational needs, my change project is to have the learners and everyone in the school environment appreciate diversity especially because the government in the Kingdom mandated that everyone child has a right to access to the neighboring school (Inclusive education).This therefore calls for everyone in the school system have a clear understanding of how to ensure that even those learners who are said to have disabilities acquire quality education just like the so-called normal students.In addition,the change project would also Include a clean environment through educating how maintain hygiene in the school surroundings eg:clean grounds ,classrooms and among themselves.
      I am looking forward to this because it will assist me with all the relevant information needed for change projects to be a success so to create sustainable future for our young heroes and the community at large.The course with further enrich me as student with more information and practice since what is done here is in line with my field of study.

    • Mdachita
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      I am Mary Phiri Vitsitsi a Tailoring and Fashion designer from Mponela Technical College in Malawi.
      I want to be part of the ESD change project so that l can contribute to my country’s social development sustainability. Looking at the preview although l didn’t see the PowerPoint due to my phone capacity, am sure this course is in deed going to enlighten me in outing sustainable strategies that will enable the yours to vest well in future indevours.
      Thank you

    • Ntombifuthi.mndzebeleswz
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      Good Afternoon. My name is Ntombifuthi Mndzebele. I am a Consumer Sciences lecturer at Southern Africa Nazarene University. I have enrolled for the course in Education for Sustainable development so to be equipped as to how best I can incorporate the concept in my area. For teachers to play an important role on the issue of sustainable development, it has to start with teacher education institutions. I am looking forward to broadening my mind in that aspect and willing to learn more, especially on what other countries and other institutions are doing.

    • bhekisisah
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      Hi everyone. My name is Bhekisisa Jackson Hlophe. I am a TVET lecturer in ESwatini. I decided to join this course because it speaks to the need to do something in order to save our planet and and secure a future in which we can all sustainably share and preserve the resources mother earth provides us especially through informed educational ways.
      A couple of ideas crossed my mind on probable change projects in my institution but we are yet to discuss and agree as an institution. I brainstormed on waste management initiative within the college community wherein we can begin to be environmentally friendly in as far as garbage disposal and recycling is concerned. Also, looking into curriculum review across departments to infuse the ESD concepts. I hope to engage fully with my colleagues as we sail through the course and beyond.

      • This reply was modified 2 months ago by bhekisisah.
    • johnk2021
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      John Kunene is my name. I am from Mbabane, in the Kingdom of Eswatini. I currently teach Mathematics, Methods of teaching. Professional studies and supervise research projects to students at AMADI University college.

      My training is in Mathematics Education and Curriculum studies. Current curriculum discourse is on innovation and change. I find the program on Education for sustainable development relevant to my current interest in curriculum development, change and innovation. Hence, my decision to join this program.

      Our initial change project will be geared towards integrating ESD across our curriculum.

    • FK
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      Greetings everyone. I am Fremino Mondlane From Eswatini. Am looking forward to this course.

    • Veronica
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      Hello everyone.

      I am Veronica Mtawali Kaunda, a teacher educator at Chiradzulu Teachers College, located in the southern part of Malawi. This course got my attention and interest because it has the potential of making an positive impact on our institution and the communities surrounding. as a group, we have agreed to embark on a project on reducing drop out rate of girls in primary schools, as it is a concern to most of us. We are also considering a project on the environment because there is deforestation in the areas surrounding, as such people have problems in sourcing firewood. After each member has gone through the power point presentation, we will discuss on which one to embark on.
      I am looking forward to learn more from this course.

    • John Petro
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      Hello My name is Petro John from Tanzania, am a Geography tutor at Tarime teacher’s college

      I’m very interested in this course because am always teaching my student teachers in my college how to use the available resources in the environment sustainably so that the future generation can find the natural resources in our country available

      As a Geography tutor I always teach my student teachers how they can use the environment to protect the world from climatic change that has been the big agenda in the world now

      Am sure from this course as a Geography tutor am going to learn and share idea with people from different countries how to use the resources in our environment sustainably and how to overcome climatic change that has the world big agenda

    • simisod
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      Greetings everyone. I am Simiso Dlamini, a Lecturer at Gwamile Vocational and Commercial Training Institution in Matsapha Eswatini. I decided to participate in this course, so I can transform my knowledge and skills required to equip and empower learners in the 21st century.

      I believe that by the end of the course I will be having clear and good ideas for our institutional Change Project, that will transform our society.

    • Washington Mbhamali
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      Hello, my name is Washington Mbhamali from the Kingdom of Eswatini. I am 55 years old, employed by the Teaching Service Commission, and based at the Manzini Industrial Training Centre as Computer Literacy instructor, with over 20 years experience as TVET instructor. I am a holder of Bachelor of Education (Adult education) with majors in Organizational Management, Vocational Instructor Diploma, International Computer Driving License certificate. I decided to participate in this course mainly because I want to be empowered with knowledge and skills on designing TVET curricula for different trades that will incorporate online and life-long learning components that will suit Technical Vocational Education and Training. Considering the COVID-19 pandemic and its implications for TVET, I wish to have the ability to contribute towards designing curricula that will promote self-directed learning while empowering trainees with self-sustainable employment skills. The TVET curricular should align trainees with the digital world where learning and business venture is managed online.

    • Delisile Zulu
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      Hello, I am Delisile Zulu from Eswatini, I joined the course basically to learn about the principles of sustainable development and possibly grow the skills to be part of a change project in my institution.

    • Aaron Zungu
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      Hi…Everyone. My name is Aaron Zungu. I am from Eswatini. I am a lecturer at the Southern Africa Nazarene University. I teach educational foundations courses. I joined this course because I am very passionate about issues to do sustainable development. I look forward to gain more skills, knowledge and values on ESD in inturn help my colleagues align their courses with ESD.

    • NATHIEE
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      My name is Mlotsa Nkosinathi. I am a lecturer at the Eswatini College of Technology. I got interested in the programme because of working in a TVET environment and also being in the faculty of education teaching entrepreneurship and economics. Looking at the current increasing rate of unemployment of graduates from institutions of higher learning in our country, my interest is on how an entrepreneurial mind-set can be cultivated through our curriculum across the different faculties and also entrepreneurial skills empowerment. Achieving this would greatly improve the livelihood of these graduates and their families and reduce the dependency on parents even after graduation. We currently have a youth that is predominantly employment minded, a mind-set that has been passed on to them by previous generations which is proving not sustainable as indicated by the high rate of unemployment and the inability of graduates who have technical skills but fail to use them outside the space of employment. We are however yet to meet and agree on a change project for our institution.

    • makakh
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      Hi everyone!!

      I am Maryam Mwinyi from The State University of Zanzibar (SUZA), Tanzania

    • simapearl
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      Hi my name is Zethu Ndwandwe- Tsabedze from the National Curriculum Centre in Eswatini. I would like to learn more about issues of Education for Sustainable Development. My change project will be an integration of ESD issues into the curriculum for general education in Eswatini.

    • Mercy Chiwenga
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      I am Mercy Chiwenga from teacher educator from Chiradzulu TTC located in the southern part of Malawi. When I heard about Education for sustainable Development starts with teachers I was interested to learn more as I interact with colleagues from other colleges and countries. I am eager to interact with the communities around Chiradzulu TTC to criticality look into the reasons for high school drop out rate despite girls getting support from various organizations.As Chiradzulu we though of looking into the education of the girl child.

    • Mercy Chiwenga
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      Good morning colleagues I am Mercy Chiwenga from Chiradzulu TTC located in the southern part of Malawi. When I heard about the Education for Sustainable Development starts with teachers I was interested. Indeed teachers are the agents of change. Looking at the school drop out rate in our surrounding communities one feels sorry for the girl child. I thought of looking into the causes of such a high drop out rate and find solutions. Together we can .When we meet as a group we will discuss further on the change project.

    • Dumile
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      Hello colleagues, my name is Dumile Nhlengethwa, working at Southern Africa Nazarene University. I am a biology/ geography specialist and have taken keen interest in environmental issues, including environmental sustainability. what motivated me to join this course was mainly to get more ideas and clarity on a project I have already started on in our institution through MESA. This project involved mainstreaming environmental sustainability issues in several subjects in our Primary Teachers’ Diploma curriculum. we started off by doing an assessment of how much environmental education there is in our curriculum, with the aim of adding more stuff on that. we then realised we needed to prepare a proposal which we submitted to the faculty administration. we wanted to launch a branch of MESA first, so that we can then advocate and propose for small curriculum adaptations. When I saw this course I thought it would be helpful in providing more insight into this project so that changes in strategy or approach can be possible, and possibly see it to fruition.

    • W Gunde
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      I am Wilson Gunde, a teacher educator at Chiradzulu Teacher Training College, located in the Southern part of Malawi, 36km South of Blantyre City.

      I have been motivated to participate in this course because of the aspect of transformative learning for sustainable development. There are many challenges that countries in the SADC region are grappling with due to human activity and natural disasters which could be addressed through transformative learning and mindset change. I like the fact that knowledge and skills gained from this course will be put into practice through implementation of a project change that will make a difference to my institution and surrounding communities at large.

      When I read about this course, the first project change that came into my mind was “Afforestation.” However, after discussing with my colleagues, we settled on “Reducing girl child school drop-out through use of gender responsive pedagogy and community engagement.” This project was arrived at after realising that we may not have sustainable development if more girls remain uneducated. Through this project we will work closely with primary school teachers, student teachers, local community leaders, parents and school management committees to ensure access to quality education to both boys and girls.

      It is my sincere hope that the support that we will get from this course will assist us to successfully implement the project. Looking forward to learning more insights about sustainable development.

    • Khosie
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      I am Khosie Ndlangamandla.
      I am grateful to be part of this innovative programme. In our TVET institution, we are offering a number of teacher support and technical programmes that include Leadership and Management, ICT and Development studies. We also provide many short courses and consultancy work. We believe teachers should not only be capacitated with subject curriculums but other skills as well that can be infused in their work to make the education product sustainable.
      I am interested in resilient quality assurance frameworks and policy infrastructure which support sustainability, relevance, innovation, creativity and global transportability of education.

    • Khosie
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      I am Khosie Ndlangamandla.
      I am grateful to be part of this innovative programme. In our TVET institution, we are offering a number of teacher support and technical programmes that include Leadership and Management, ICT and Development studies. We also provide many short courses and consultancy work. We believe teachers should not only be capacitated with subject curriculums but other skills as well that can be infused in their work to make the education product sustainable.
      I am interested in resilient quality assurance frameworks and policy infrastructure which support sustainability, relevance, innovation, creativity, and global transportability of education.

    • Rebslanyandza
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      Good day
      I am Rebecca Magongo I am a hospitality management lecturer at the Eswatini college of technologyI come from the consumer science background. Food is my high passion topic….I sleep and dream project and change to my students emanating mainly on entrepreneurship as a bridge to overcome the high unemployment PRESENTLY over 50% of college and university graduates and the community at large. Thus my interest in the change that will strongly align in a course that will equip the graduates to think beyond employment for sustainability.

    • Lucy Njunga
      Participant
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      Hello. My name is Lucy Njunga. I am a teacher educator at Lilongwe Teachers Training College. My core duties are training and supervising trainee teachers in teaching practice schools. I am part of this course to learn skills and interact with colleagues on good practices on sustainable learning. Hence inculcating skills of critical thinking in the learners on how to address climate change issues. The change project I am visualising is raising tree and flower seedlings to beautify the school and community environment. This skill will assist to curb deforestation challenges at the same time empowering learners to raise tree seedlings in their communities.

    • Majimbehilary
      Participant
      Post count: 5

      Hello everyone! My name is Hilary Majimbe, I am a Teacher Educator at Bunda Teachers’ College in Mara region Tanzania. I am interested in this course since I prepare ECE and secondary school teachers. I hope it is relevant in instilling changes to my students who will also make changes whenever they are in their respective communities. Though environmental cleanliness, hot culture and other agro business activities will bring about transportation in people’s lives.

    • fundisa
      Participant
      Post count: 8

      Hi Everyone,
      Happy to be here on a Friday afternoon.
      I’m Wilma

    • Glory
      Participant
      Post count: 3

      Greetings everyone. My name is Glory Mamba-Simelane from Eswatini. Am a lecturer for Consumer Science at William Pitcher College. I joined this course to gain more insight on
      education for sustainable development since my change project focuses on curriculum innovation.

      • This reply was modified 2 months ago by Glory.
    • Kangachepe
      Participant
      Post count: 2

      Am Prince Kangachepe a technical instructor at Namitete Technical College located in Lilongwe, Malawi.
      I teach Fundamentals/Associated subjects in engineering trades.
      Iam an interested member in this project and team leader for Namitete Technical college members.

    • Thanda
      Participant
      Post count: 7

      Hi, Im Thandokuhle Mahluza from Motshane Primary School in Eswatini. Im an agriculture teacher and an ICT teacher. I decided to participate in the ESD project so that I can make a change in my community through SDG’s and educating the young ones on the SDG’s.

    • Katenge
      Participant
      Post count: 3

      My name is Katenge Kiefer Mkweteza, I am a teacher educator at Lilongwe Teachers College, located in the capital city of Malawi.
      When I first participated in the webinar on Sustainability Starts with Teachers. Seeing the presentations and pictures presented made me to develop interested in this course. I am looking forward to developing a deep understanding of how best I, as a teacher educator, can assist my students to grow an understanding in how best they can impact on the next generation so that they can play a major role in protecting and maintaining the environment.
      Looking forward to gaining more knowledge on how to sustain my immediate as well as my country’s environment.

    • Zablon
      Participant
      Post count: 2

      Hello,
      My name is Zablon Mgonja and I work with the University of Arusha. I am so so glad to be part of this sustainability course. I have just started and I have so far learned so much and I am looking forward to more learning and networking with other educators.

      Our project is: “The effect of visual learning on lifelong Empowerment”. It will explore the power of visual learning has in enhancing general learning and how that in return empowers learners to sustain their learning.

    • JOSHUA OKELO
      Participant
      Post count: 8

      Hello everyone!
      I am Joshua Okelo, a teacher educator at Bunda Teachers’ College, located in the Northern part of Tanzania. I’m glad to be part of this course. The course has attracted my attention and interest because it has the potential of making a positive impact on our institution and the surrounding communities. I am also looking forward to broadening my mind in different aspects and willing to learn more, especially on what other institutions and other countries are doing. I hope to engage fully with my colleagues as we venture through the course. Our initial change project will be geared towards integrating ICT in teaching and learning process. I am sure this project is going to bring positive impact on our practices hence enables us move forward as a college.

    • nancyd.2021
      Participant
      Post count: 1

      Hi everyone, my name is Nancy Dlamini, a lecturer at Amadi University College, eSwatini. Joining this course will help me be informed on how best our institution can transform the curriculum to better prepare and equip future teachers to play a significant role in matters of sustainable development while influencing the learners in their classrooms.

    • Preven
      Participant
      Post count: 3

      Hi, My name is Preven. Really enjoying this module.

    • JEPUTALAG
      Participant
      Post count: 1

      Am Godfrey Jeputala from Soche Technical College, teaching Automobile Mechanics. my initial Change Project is about changing the Curricullum to Include ESD content

    • Armstrong Simelane
      Participant
      Post count: 4

      I am Dr. A.S. Simelane and I believe in value addition. My change project will focus on the Digital teacher as a pedagogue of possibilities.

    • Starnford Ngaunje
      Participant
      Post count: 3

      Hie colleagues my name is Starnford Ngaunje am from Malawi, am a plumbing instructor at kasama community technical college it is a rural area where many children drop out of school and one of the reasons being because of poor infrastructure and motivation so I have decided to join this course so that I can learn how to bring an impact to these communities my ESD project is to mobilize my workmates, my students and the communities so that kasama as a technical college can provide services to the schools which are lacking infrastructure hence our students requiring skills and improving the community schools.

    • Joshua
      Participant
      Post count: 6

      I am Joshua Kuboja, following the training from the University of Arusha Tanzania. What an incredible training that exposes teachers to take the lead in transforming the lives of people on this planet earth! As an educator, I find this training to be useful and that through me a change of attitude on how to deal with matters of the SDGs is about to happen. It is unless teachers transform and uphold the values of humanity, nothing good can be expected from the rest of the human race. Thus, sustainability starts with teachers becomes a reality.

    • Joshua
      Participant
      Post count: 6

      I am Joshua Kuboja, following the training from the University of Arusha Tanzania. What an incredible training that exposes teachers to take the lead in transforming the lives of people on this planet earth! As an educator, I find this training to be useful and that through me a change of attitude on how to deal with matters of the SDGs is about to happen. It is unless teachers transform and uphold the values of humanity, nothing good can be expected from the rest of the human race. Thus, sustainability starts with teachers becomes a reality. My initial change project is on access to clean water and water resources preservation

    • Lungsta
      Participant
      Post count: 9

      Hello everyone
      My name is Lungile Shongwe, the headteacher of Motshane primary school.I joined this course because as a school we are in a mission to give our learners survival skills that will help them to eradicate poverty and hunger. We do this by keeping and rearing different kinds of backyard chickens, peacocks and rabbits. We engage all the learners from grade 1 to grade 7.this project was necessitated by the fact that most of our learners are orphaned and vulnerable

    • Thamie
      Participant
      Post count: 2

      Greetings to all. Im Thamie Dlamini from Eswatini, having more interest on sustainability, my school has embarked on backyard gardens and OVC gardens that suport the need families.We haven seen the increase in participation of our learners from the lower grades to upper has it has benefited them at home and the school feeding programme

    • David Maguza
      Participant
      Post count: 12

      Hello everyone. Am David Maguza from Malawi and am a tvet trainer. I am very excited to be part of this very important initiative. I joined the course because I have great interest in issues of sustainable development. In my institution we have on transformation and issues of Education for Sustainable Development are of paramount importance. I am looking forward to learning more in this course to improve the curriculum of my institution, country and the Region at large. Here in Africa we’re facing problems because we the teachers we’re failing to train our students on how we can change the way of leaving so that the world climate can’t be affected.
      I thank

    • Sibusiso
      Participant
      Post count: 9

      I am Sibusiso Msibi, a lecturer at the Institute of Development Management, Eswatini Campus, with 7 years’ experience as working an environmentalist. I joined the SST course because I am interested in mastering concepts that deal with transformative change. I believe that transformative change is what is needed the most to alleviate some of the leading challenges in our societies. Through the SST course, one will be able to master the art of developing programmes that drive change that is transformative not just business as usual. I am keen to learn about models that can be used to inspire change that starts from the grassroots level.

      My initial thoughts for the change project is centred around the idea of an active multidisciplinary stakeholder driven model for excellence in primary to higher education curriculum development. Part of the aims of the project will be to ensure active participation of the wider populace in key components and decisions in the education sphere.

    • Godfrey
      Participant
      Post count: 2

      Hello everyone, My name is Godfrey Kalua from malawi. Am an ICT lecture at Tevet institution. My ESD starts with engaging my students in developed Internet of things projects and artificial intelligence systems that are targeting africa developments especially the education sector. By engaging the students to practically focus on generating systems that can help in helping education sector can real help africa to attain some of 2063 MDGs

    • Leonard
      Participant
      Post count: 2

      Hi Everyone
      I am Leonard Chakaka Nyirenda from Karonga Teachers Training College. I decided to be part of this course because I am passionate with Environmental management especially water conservation. I hope that by participating in this course I will be enriched with knowledge which will assist me in environmental management. Our institutional change project is about use of organic manure and water conservation to make our campus green.

    • Belusile
      Participant
      Post count: 4

      Good day, My name is Belusile Marcia Mhlanga, I work at Eswatini Environment Authority as the Environmental Information Officer. I decided to take this course as I have interest in curriculum reform and the implementation of change projects. I’m also part of the National ESD Task team hence it is important that I participate in ESD programmes to better understand and implement the ESD Agenda in Eswatini.

      The Change project I’m going to implement is on policy, by the end of the course as a country we should have developed a draft ESD strategy for 2022- 2030.

    • Belusile
      Participant
      Post count: 4

      Good day
      My name is Belusile Mhlanga, I work as an Environmental Information Officer at Eswatini Environment Authority. My organisation plays a regulatory roleand is tasked with monitoring of the environment and enforcement of Environmental Laws in Eswatini. One of the key functions of the organisation is to raise awareness and educate people about the environment and also ensure the participation of the public in environmental activities.

      I decided to take this course because of the role I play in the implementation of ESD in the country. The course will equip me with skills that will empower me to implement the ESD agenda in Eswatini.

      The change project I’m going to implement will be on policy, by the end of the course the country will have a draft ESD Strategy for 2030

    • Fiona Phiri
      Participant
      Post count: 4

      Iam Florence Phiri from karonga TTC, Malawi. I have thought of participating in this project because in my community, there is environmental degradation, especially in the issue of cutting down trees unnecessarily with an aim of making charcoal. This is affecting the present and future generation in the sense that, with the cutting down of trees , the climate is changing which is bringing about alot of problems like shortage of rainfall , resulting to hunger then malnutrition ending up to deaths. Therefore, I will engage in a change project of keeping chickens, then the manure will be harvested and applied in the planted trees so as to recover green vegetation which will bring about good rainfall for proper farming.

    • Kelvin Haule
      Participant
      Post count: 4

      I am Kelvin Haule, from University of Dodoma (Tanzania). In my department (Geography), we offer different courses on environment that also train on sustainability aspects. I am excited and motivated to engage in this course to advance my theoretical understanding, skills, and knowledge on sustainable development. Our institution in 2021/2021 embarks in reviewing our curriculum to integrate current issues. Hence, this course is timely and informative of the process

    • Wandile
      Participant
      Post count: 2

      Hello Everyone,

      I am a Civil Engineering lecturer at ECOT. I am glad to be part of this training initiative and I am grateful for the opportunity. I’m trust this program will assist me in making relevant changes to our Diploma in Civil Engineering curriculum which is currently under review, The Change Project we have decided to do is related to Inclusivity (making ECOT better suited to catering to the needs of certain vulnerable group, eg. those living with disabilities).

    • kmwalweni
      Participant
      Post count: 4

      Hello dear colleagues,
      My name is Kondwan G. Bolie Mwalweni and I am lecturer in Social Sciences Department at Karonga Teachers Training College which is in the northern part of Malawi. For four years I taught Geography and History in secondary school. In college, I mainly teach Social and Environmental sciences.
      What has motivated me to be part of the team that shares issues on Education for Sustainable Development is my background as someone who trained in Environment and Natural Resources Management and Physical Development Planning. Such courses made me believe that there shall never be meaningful developments without environmental resources. Meaning that sustained environment obviously yield continued developments. I am very Hopeful that by taking part in this course, and sharing ideas with international
      colleagues I will be able to beef up my understanding and skills on how make our environment more sustainable for it to better support developments and a healthy human population.
      The change project is about creating a green environment through use of organic manure and water harvesting. This will be undertaken by our team of lecturers and students. We hope to come up with demonstration plots on which manure will be collected from poultry farm and compost to fertilize fruit trees, other trees and vegetable garden. Surrounding community will be invited to observe and learn best practices from our demonstration plots.

    • Ignath Chiwere
      Participant
      Post count: 2

      I am Ignath Chiwere from St Joseph’s TTC Malawi. I have decided to participate in this course because I am interested with

      what Mary Mount Teachers have chosen to do in order to improve teaching practice by proper waste management through recycling that’s by making teaching and learning resources by using waste materials. In this respect, I have an idea of making liquid manure by using waste materials. In turn this will help people within the college to harvest bumper yields hence one way of eradicating hunger and poverty.

    • Busisiwe
      Participant
      Post count: 10

      Hallo everyone!
      Busisiwe Simelane, a Health & Physical Education lecturer at Southern Africa Nazarene University (SANU) Eswatini. I joined this course so to have a greater understanding of ESD and to learn from others on how one can best integrate concepts of sustainable development in the curriculum. The Change Project will focus on the curriculum; considering education anew in the light of COVID-19 emerging opportunities and challenges to sustain quality education.

    • Tony
      Participant
      Post count: 5

      Hallo everyone. My name is Tony Magwira, a lecturer in Education Foundation Studies and Mathematics at Phalombe Teacher Training College in Southern Malawi. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Primary Education obtained from the University of Malawi-Chancelor College, and a Diploma in Special Needs and Inclusive Education obtained from Montfort SNE College. I have a combined experience of a primary school teacher, special needs education teacher, inclusive education advocate and a teacher educator.

      After attending a virtual workshop on SST – EDS earlier in the year, I have been so keen to learn more. Besides, the nature of the course, especially the aspect of connecting various educators from across the region appeals to my desire to get connected, learn and share best practices taking place in educational and vocational institutions in the region. Above all, this course is an excitement endeavor towards a transformed society that we all want. Hence, joining.

      My change project will be guided by the desire to ensure that students and everyone celebrates diversity. The project will engage members from diverse backgrounds to use technological innovation by building simple briquette press, practice waste management by recycling paper into briquettes, engage in entrepreneurship by selling the briquettes and promote inclusion in education by using returns from briquette sales to carry out advocacy and awareness campaigns.

      Looking forward to an exciting adventure.

    • ALWIN
      Participant
      Post count: 1

      I am Alwin K. Munthali from Karonga Teachers Training College in Malawi.I belong to the Literacy and Languages Department teaching English and Chichewa.I have joined this course because I am very much interested in issues of sustainable development. As an institution we have decided to start making manure which will later be applied to our crops such as maize, fruits and others instead of using chemical fertilizers which are expensive.I hope I will learn more as the course progresses.

    • Treza
      Participant
      Post count: 7

      My name is Theresia Philemon, from University of Dodoma Tanzania. I am a teacher educator for more than 10 years in the field of Geography and Environmental studies. I am very excited and interested to join the courses because it’s directly connect to my field of study Natural resources Governance. The course is crucial to me, the University and to the country as well because all education system are transformed toward addressing the SDG4. Our change project relates with outreach activities to the community around the University. I am expecting to learn more of education for sustainable development as we proceed with the course.

    • Sospeter
      Participant
      Post count: 1

      Hello everyone,my name is Joyce Sospeter from Korogwe Teachers College found in Tanzania.Iam very excited to be part of this program initiative. I’m interested in transforming positively in my daily teachings as a teacher of Psychology and History. My college and the national curriculum at Large requires transformations for sustainable development and I’m among those who are supposed to make changes.

    • Maua Omari Mabunda
      Participant
      Post count: 1

      Greetings! I’m Maua Omari Mabunda from Korogwe TC Tanzania
      Biology and Agriculture teacher for ten years, Biology Teacher Educator for twelve years
      Masharv alumnae of 2018 ESD and cool digital teaching.
      My change project is
      ESD for twenty first century Teacher
      Based on social economic, environmental, Technological innovation and Other aspects
      In this course will help me to widen the ways of engaging student Teachers in ESD implementation in turn to facilitate the awareness,creativity curiosity and innovative skills for themselves and their students.

    • James Kamuzgange Zimba
      Participant
      Post count: 2

      I am James Zimba from Karonga Teacher Training College in Malawi. I am in the department of Sciences and Mathematics.
      I joined this course in order to take part in sharing skills, knowledge, attitudes about the Change project that my Institution has ever started doing.
      As a college, we have done tree planting on the open grounds at our institution, this has contributed a lot on promoting vegetative cover of our institution. staff and students use the trees as shade when it is shinning.
      we started another project with students on solid waste management. this one is piloted at Karonga Town Council market with the aim of promoting communities to take part in caring for their surroundings at home and market place. the same initiative is practiced by student teachers at the institution.
      I find this course to very enriching because there is need to expand the project to other places including Teaching Practice Schools in our catchment area.

    • Joyce Dzonzi
      Participant
      Post count: 1

      My name is Joyce Dzonzi Siska from St Joseph Teachers’ Training College, Malawi and I belong to Science department. Iam a teacher educator for eight years in the field of Agriculture and Human Ecology.
      Iam glad that I have joined this course which deals with sustainable development issues and I hope my knowledge on how to make the environment sustainable will be widen through interacting with different people from different countries who have also registered their interest in the same course. I have already started enjoying listening to presentations by different people concerning sustainable development.
      As for me, the change program Iam interested in is proper waste disposal. Whereby I will make sure that our college is a litter free zone to get lid of air and land pollution. The community around the college will also be sensitized on the same. However our sustainable sustainable development group at college level has dicided to be engaged in water harvesting project. Iam in support of this project because water is life and we will be be to conserve water through this project.

    • Lightwell majawa
      Participant
      Post count: 1

      My name is lightwell Majawa a language Lecturer at St Joseph’s tttc
      And my change project is to make sure that people’s life is improving through the project of tree planting

    • Innocent John
      Participant
      Post count: 7

      Hello, I’m Innocent John Entrepreneurship instructor at Aida Chilembwe Community Technical College in the district of Chiradzulu-Malawi

      As entrepreneurship instructor I teach students to be creative as well as innovative so that they should be able to create the market for their new products as well as reducing competition on the market bit also to create competitive prices for their products therefore I decided to participate in this course since it is in line with what I teach teach and I Know by the end of this course my knowledge will be expanded

      I have an idea of planting many fruit trees in our institution like paw paw trees, mango trees peaches trees, guava trees and many more since we have big land area. And by doing this we will supply fruits in our communities at affordable price

    • MTITIMA
      Participant
      Post count: 4

      hello, I am Mtitima, Juma from Tarime teachers college, Tanzania.
      I joined the course because am interested in learning from other people and practice what i have learnt.

      the idea of my/our change project rests on the use of ICT in creating enabling and interactive teaching and learning environment.Issues such as making and using locally available TLMS’, adapting interactive teaching and learning techniques as well as incorporating subjects/classroom knowledge to improve everyday life of an individual are the core thirsty of my vision.

      hopefully, with you guys, the thirsty and hunger in me will be treated after this course.

    • Busi Shongwe
      Participant
      Post count: 8

      Good day everyone,

      My name is Busi Shongwe, Lecturer at the Southern Africa Nazarene University of Eswatini. I’m interested in participating in this programme because I teach Social Studies. Social Studies empowers Learners with skills, value and attitudes and the social interaction in the environments, Hence ESD programme

    • TVB2305
      Participant
      Post count: 2

      Hi everyone. My name is Tiffany Banda, a lecturer at the university of Malawi. As a teacher educator and within the context of countries in the global south where poverty is rampant and environmental issues having had serious impact of communities, I strongly feel that there is something that we can all do in our spaces to make a difference in making the world a better place. In my case, the areas where change projects can apply are through the curriculum review. This would include adjustments to the teaching and learning approaches in adopting pedagogical approaches that encourage critical thinking, problem solving and futuristic thinking. It would also be through such approaches that resolutions could be arrived at is dealing with resource demanding activities. An example is through improvisation of teaching and learning resources through use of recycled waste rather than having to buy or do without teaching aids due to financial constraints.
      Greening of the campus is another activity that would contribute towards the change project ideas. Issues of waste management, afforestation, water recycling and adoption of alternative energy sources would be among those to include in the change project. Through the inclusion of members from other faculties into our community of practice, we would tap from their expertise and bring about the change we would want. This would then later spill over to the surrounding communities.

    • Cpwe
      Participant
      Post count: 9

      Hello everyone. My name Siphiwe Gumedze- Magagula, a lecturer at Ngwane Teachers College in Eswatini.I felt interested in this online course after attending a meeting whereby good facilitators presented about the Sustainable Development Goals. I also have an iterest in the course because it will also help me to empower me and my student teachers. They will helpdevelop knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will help them to be well prepared to find solutions for the challenges of today and the future about the environment, society and economy. So the learners will to=hen make informed decisions and take collective activity change for thier communities and care for the earth.

      Our ESD change project will ensure that we keep our environment clean.In our institution paper waste is a big issue. AS group we need to reduce paper waste in the institution which will have a positive impacts on the environment. We will make some changes to how we dispose of our papers, reduce paper usage or learn how to be paperless.

    • Mkara
      Participant
      Post count: 4

      Hi to every one in this group. My name is Christopher KISIRINGYO, holding a MSc in parasitology, Currently working at Mhonda Teachers College situated at MVOMERO district in MOROGORO region, Tanzania. IAM gland to participate in this programme so that I can integrate what I see is missing in our national curriculum, that will be helpful in meeting the Community needs for present and future generations without huge distruction to our planet. My change project is based on an enadequate skills and knowledge based on bignner Teachers. Bignner Teachers lack skills on how to improvise teaching and learning aids according to their environment etc. That bring uncomfortable situation in teaching and learning. Such teacher might not be employed during this era of lack of employment. Yours Kindest regard: Chris’s.

    • clchilikutali
      Participant
      Post count: 4

      Hello. Am Collen Chilikutali, a Teacher Educator of St. Joseph’s Teachers Training College Dedza district in Malawi. Having heard about Sustainability Starts with Teachers, i became motivated as this is in line with the Malawi agenda 2063. Am very much happy to learn the qualities of a good Change project. As a Teacher trainer who is concerned with the current as well as the future generation, i very much wish to take part in the development that will impact lives of people now and in future. Am intending to take part in teaching the local community on the importance of environmental conservation by engaging the community in re-afforestation. The area where our college is located is heavily deforest rated and people are facing enormous problems whose solution can be found by joining our efforts to bring about change in the institution and villages around.

    • pnamphande
      Participant
      Post count: 2

      High. I am Peter Namphande, a teacher educator from the University of Malawi. I am very excited to take part in this course SST. I like the action part of the course because it makes the participants move beyond knowledge to involve other domains of learning.

    • 009631557
      Participant
      Post count: 3

      Hello everyone. My name is Nombali Qwabe, lecturer at Eswatini College of Technology. I decided to be part of this programme because I am interested in improving our educational curriculum to include new ways of teaching and learning with the understanding that teaching is more than imparting knowledge; it is also inspiring change. Our change project idea is inclusiveness for both staff and students, which will touch on the inclusion of persons living with disabilities.

    • SbusisoM
      Participant
      Post count: 4

      Good morning. I am Sibusiso Mandlenkosi Mntshali from Eswatini College of Technology in Eswatini. I am an Architect by profession and Architectural Technology lecturer at the above mentioned College. I joined this course because my field of expertise is aligned to the Sustainable Development and I currently am applying some of the goals when lecturing and my students are always given projects that talk to some of the issues(goals).

    • tauzis
      Participant
      Post count: 2

      Hello everyone,
      I am Sautsani Mercy Tauzi. I am a teacher educator working at Lilongwe Teacher Training College. I decided to participate in this course because of the interest I have in playing a role to transform the economic stability of people around my work place. Through this course, I am very confident that the vision to transform the community around my institution is attainable. My initial ideas for the Change Project were that of making briquettes to substitute use charcoal from trees. Big forests and mountains are being left bare because of careless cutting down of trees by local people burning charcoal which they sell and use a source of energy. Hydro Electricity is the main source of energy in Malawi and is expensive such that not many Malawians can afford to use if for cooking. as a result, charcoal is commonly used by almost 80% of the population.
      it is against this background that our Change Projects will address waste management and waste disposal. On waste management, we intend to use waste like paper and maize sheaths to make briquettes. Om waste disposal, we want to create specific areas where waste is going to be disposed and later on make organic manure/fertilizer. The organic manure/fertilizer will be used in farms so that we reduce the use chemical fertilizers that leads to soil acidity

    • Sitholebv
      Participant
      Post count: 1

      Hi everyone, my name is Bongiwe Sithole, am an ICT Lecturer at William pitcher college. Am honored to be part of this initiative, this will be good for our students and the country at large as it will help in reducing unemployment.

    • Mary Machogu
      Participant
      Post count: 2

      Hi everyone, My name is Mary Machogu, tutor at Bunda teachers college in Tanzania, aged 43 years. My working experience is about 17 years as a tutor educator. I’m holding a bachelor degree in Special Needs Education from Tumaini University (SEKOMU), as well as Master of Art in Education from Dodoma university. Actually am interested in pursuing this course because I need to acquire more knowledge around other professionals.
      My change project idea is integration of ICT in teaching and learning process by teacher educator and student teachers which I believe will help my institution to to make teaching and learning process efficiently and effectively.

      • This reply was modified 1 month, 2 weeks ago by Mary Machogu.
    • Sandile
      Participant
      Post count: 4

      Hi I am Malinga Sandile an ICT lecturer at ECOT in Eswatini. Our change project is Inclusiveness of persons with physical disabilities. Our focus is mainly to sensitize communities about how to accommodate people with disabilities.

    • Hlobsilehm
      Participant
      Post count: 4

      Hello team, I am Hlobsile Magagula a lecturer at Ngwane teachers College in Eswatini. I am in the department of education teaching ECCE and PTD students. I was motivated to participate in this programme because I realized that working with future educators puts me at the Centre of making change in my institution, the schools where these teachers will be teaching and the entire community of Eswatini as these teachers come from all corners of the country.

      My interest is acquire skills on how to develop a change project that will be relevant to the challenges of the 21st century. I believe education is the best vehicle we can use to ensure sustainable development across the globe. Sensitizing and equipping future educators with ESDs will ensure poverty reduction, good health practices in families, unpolluted environment and independent citizens across all genders.

      Our institutional change initiative is reducing and recycling papers at the college. We will work towards building an environmental club that will be students and other academic staff as well as non academic staff to reduce papers in offices and the premises, then recycle using natural ways.

      Being part of the programme will assist me on gaining knowledge to make a sound contribution to this change project.

    • Innocent John
      Participant
      Post count: 7

      Hello, I’m Innocent John entrepreneurship instructor at Aida Chilembwe Community Technical College, Chiradzulu, Malawi

      I decided to participate in this course because education is best key which can unlock ignorance in someone’s life

      My Change project is to bring transformative learning to the students by teaching them from what they already know to what they do not know ( teaching them from known to unknown)

    • Thamie Khonzumthetho
      Participant
      Post count: 2

      Hello everyone, my name is Thamie Khonzumthetho Dlamini an engineering sciences lecturer at Eswatini College of Technology.
      Our change project as an istitution is about INCLUSIVENESS of perons with disabilities in education and the focus will be to staff and students.

    • madonselae
      Participant
      Post count: 3

      My name is Thabsile Madonsela from William Pitcher College in Eswatini. Our change project is on curriculum transformation linking it with Education for Sustainable development.

    • Nyembe
      Participant
      Post count: 1

      I am Sivumelwano Agreement Nyembe a lecturer at AMADI University College. I have been involved with environmental education for a while. I am also interested in environmental policy formulation. Our initial Change Project is helping households around the university to have organic backyard gardens. Our students will adopt a family with a primary school child and help them establish an Organic garden. We will provide training on organic gardens for the participating households. The project will link with the school child classroom syllabus and also help the family to have sustainable access to nutrition. We hope it will also help to establish interest on school projects by the entire family.

    • jaha
      Participant
      Post count: 2

      Greetings everyone. I am Selby Jaha Dlamini from Eswatini College of Technology in Eswatini. I am a Design and Technology lecturer at the above mentioned College. I joined this course because my field of expertise is aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals and I am currently applying some of the goals when lecturing and my students are always given projects that talk to some of the goals.

    • jaha
      Participant
      Post count: 2

      Greetings everyone. I am Selby Jaha Dlamini from Eswatini College of Technology in Eswatini. I am a Design and Technology lecturer at the above mentioned College.
      I got interested in the programme because of working in a TVET environment and also being in the faculty of education teaching Design and Technology.
      With the increasing rate of unemployment of graduates in our country, my interest is on how an entrepreneurial mind-set can be cultivated through our curriculum and also entrepreneurial skills empowerment. We are however yet to meet and agree on a change project for our institution.

    • THEODOZIA BANDIYA
      Participant
      Post count: 12

      Hi, My name is Theodozia Bandya, Tutor at Bunda Teachers college. I’m interested in participating in this course because I need to have different knowledge and skills from other professionals in here. My interest is most on Environmental management education as I’m a geography tutor for about 11 years. My believe is that our life depends on the environment though other crosscutting issues are important too. Our initial change project is about integration of ICT in teaching and learning process by teacher educator and student teachers.

      Our change project will benefit the community around as well as the whole world as all we need to cope and integrate with technology for sustainable development.

    • Newton Isaac Nyondo
      Participant
      Post count: 10

      Hi,
      I am Newton Isaac Nyondo from Songea Teachers College – Tanzania.
      I have decided to participate in this course because I want to learn from others and share with them the knowledge I have about the change project. The initial idea I have for our institutional Change Project is that the change project will reflect the national curriculum framework and contribute to curriculum transformation.

    • THEODOZIA BANDIYA
      Participant
      Post count: 12

      Hi, My name is Theodozia Bandya from Tanzania . I’m a Geography tutor at Bunda teacher’s college

      I’m interested in this course because I always teaching my student teachers at college how to use the resources available for sustainable development
      As a Geography tutor I teach my student teachers how to utilize the environment in a sustainable way so as to protect the world from climatic change that has been a burning issue and sensitive agenda in the world now.
      Our change project is integration of ICT in teaching and learning process among teacher educator and student teachers. this project will be important to the institution and the community at large as the project will assists the community to cope with CLIMATE CHANGE and the use of available resources in a sustainable way by applying the technologies obtained from the use of ICT .

    • Katanga
      Participant
      Post count: 2

      Greetings everyone. My name is Buhle katanga a lecturer at Eswatini College of Technology in the Mechanical Engineering Department. I lecturer Plant Technology, Applied Mathematics, Engineering Science and Final year project coordinator.

      The main reasons I decided to enrol for sustainability course was to have a deep knowledge of sustainability and share it with my colleagues, students and my community at large.

      For the change project. I am looking to designing a bio-digester plant at the institution for production of methane as fuel and subsidise the cost electricity while keeping our environment clean and sustainable. The the waste from the bio-digesters can be used as fertilizers.

    • Katanga
      Participant
      Post count: 2

      Greetings everyone. I am Buhle Katanga a lecturer in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Eswatini College of Technology. I lecturer Plant Technology, Mathematics, Engineering Science and A final year project.
      The main reasons I enrolled for the course was because I wanted to expand my knowledge on sustainability in the education sector. Furthermore, to share knowledge to my colleagues and students on sustainability. This awareness on sustainability will be practiced in our work place and communities.
      The Change Project, I’m focusing on developing or designing a bio-digester plant for production of methane gas as a source of fuel in the school kitchen and hospitality department. The bio-digesters will use kitchen biodegradable waste and grass waste after clearing the school premises. The bi-product of the bio-digests can be used as fertilizer.

    • ghatiryoba
      Participant
      Post count: 2

      am Ghati Ryoba from Tarime teachers college, Tanzania. I joined this course because I expect to learn from other collegues from various institutions.

      I am interested in the course specifically because i desire to improve teaching and learning environment in the institution i work for the betterment of my students

    • Elyce Matita
      Participant
      Post count: 2

      Hello I am Elyce Makuluni lecturer in Social and Environmental Studies at Lilongwe Teachers’College in Malawi. I decided to join this course because I feel it is inline with my work actually we have a topic that deals with sustainable development. I know I will learn a lot from colleagues and maybe I will also contribute something to them.

      My own institutional change project that is like afforestation using fruit trees which will help killing two birds with one stone in the environment.

    • JESCA RYATURA
      Participant
      Post count: 3

      Hello, my name is Jesca Ryatura from Tarime teachers college in Tanzania. I am interested with the course because I wish to acquire more knowledge and skills on how to develop a change project which is relevant to our institutional culture and environment.
      Our institutional change project is about improving teaching and learning materials (TLM’s) through environment and ICT resources. The change project will benefit student teachers, staff member, parents and the community in general because all of these stakeholders are important in improving effective teaching and learning processes

    • 05323588
      Participant
      Post count: 2

      Hello. I am Mzwandile Blessing Dladla from Eswatini College of Technology in the Automotive Department.
      My decision to join this course was motivated by my interest to acquire knowledge and skills on sustainability issues to be better positioned to infuse them in my area of work. I have also since taken much interest on the rights, well-being and education of persons with disabilities as enshrined in the ESD 2030 agenda, mostly SDG 4.
      Thus my institution’s Change Project is about the the inclusion of these persons for economic development and sustainability.

    • dludluin
      Participant
      Post count: 4

      Hi everyone. My name is Irene Dludlu a lecturer at William Pitcher Teacher Training College in Eswatini. I am very excited to be part of this programme which I believe it has come at the right time of need. I joined this programme in order to be empowered and relevant in the acquisition of knowledge and skills on the issues of Education for Sustainable development.Our society is dynamic so we need to be relevant and pro-active in addressing cross cutting issues which touch upon the lives of different individuals.
      My change project- will focus on initiating skill based curriculum which will contribute to the curriculum transformation in the institution.

    • dludluin
      Participant
      Post count: 4

      Hi everyone. My name is Irene Dludlu a lecturer at William Pitcher Teacher Training College in Eswatini. I am very excited to be part of this programme which I believe it has come at the right time of need. I joined this programme in order to be empowered and relevant in the acquisition of knowledge and skills on the issues of Education for Sustainable development.Our society is dynamic so we need to be relevant and pro-active in addressing cross cutting issues which touch upon the lives of different individuals.
      My change project- will focus on initiating skill based curriculum which will contribute to the curriculum transformation in the institution.

    • Khadija Abeid Mziga
      Participant
      Post count: 2

      Hello every one. My name is Khadija abeid from mho da teachers college Tanzania.I’m kiswahili tutor for 12 years.
      I am very happy to be part of this programmme because I believe will help me to improve my teaching methodology.

    • Nyagonda
      Participant
      Post count: 1

      Hello everyone,Iam Flora Nyagonda from Tanzania,Iam an English tutor at Mhonda Teachers College.IM happy to join this course because I want to gain knowledge on the issues of sustainability as an English tutor.In my institution we decided on the issues of improvement of T/L skill to beginner teachers.

    • Khadija Abeid Mziga
      Participant
      Post count: 2

      Hello every one. My name is Khadija abeid from mho da teachers college Tanzania.I’m kiswahili tutor for 12 years.
      I am very happy to be part of this programmme because I believe will help me to improve my teaching methodology.my change project is improvement of teaching and learning skills to beginner teachers.

    • Sustainability Education for Teachers
      Participant
      Post count: 4

      Hi! I am Thokozani Celiwe Khumalo from Ngwane Teachers College at Eswatini. I am a Professional Studies Lecturer.
      My interest in this course was tied to synchronizing the ESD goals and how we work around as countries to achieve them by 2030. It was also a concern that, in as much as we have taught quite a number of student teachers, it has been a challenge to a majority of them to produce sustainable education to their learners.

      My change project has to do with recycling papers in the institution to make flowers, firewood, and other art materials which people can use for decorating their homes. It is replacing burning the papers and letting them float around an environment which promotes health hazards through polluting the environment when we burn them. There is a feeling that if we teach our student teachers how to take care of used paper, they may be able to use the skill to their learners also. This may be improved in phases as we continue to engage in it and may see needs for developments.

    • Lungsta
      Participant
      Post count: 9

      Hi everyone, I’m Lungile Shongwe from Motshane Primary School

    • Nelly
      Participant
      Post count: 3

      Hello everyone.My name is Nelie Dlamini from Helemisi Training and Development Centre Pre-school Teacher Training College.

      My decision to be part of the Sustainability starts with teachers program was influenced by the shortage of teaching materials in Pre-schools due to financial instability.

    • Hopeson
      Participant
      Post count: 2

      Hie. I am Hopeson Mwala Mkwanda, lecturer at the Blantyre Teacher Teacher Training College in Malawi. I got interested in participating in this programme because I am a best fun of Environment, after attending to many wildlife forums as friends of the Earth. I love being close to making the Environment loved by any organism available and making it Sustainable, in the institution and surrounding community I stayed. Our initial change project is about planting of fruit trees and vegetables.

      Our change project implications include curbing the much polluted air, provision of curbing soil erosion for further vegetative cover, solve presence of more water available for planting of vegetables and element of Permaculture. Above all all is to have fruits and vegetables that can be good for population of institution and surrounding. This will impact the going green in our future within the environment surrounding us.

      The interest in this, is that to enrich the community with knowledge and skills of keeping the environment green and from green making good healthy and sustaining life.

    • Nelly
      Participant
      Post count: 3

      My name is Nelly Dlamini from Helemisi FEA Training and Development. My change project will be on recycling waiste material to make teaching materials.

    • emakupa@yahoo.co.uk
      Participant
      Post count: 2

      Hello everyone. My name is Enock Makupa, work at the University of Dodoma -Tanzania in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies. I am interested in participating in the SST/ESD programme because the programme in large relate to my education background apart of being Environmental and Natural Resource Management educator for undergraduate, Masters and PhD students. Our group initial idea of change project is about “students-led environmental outreach project for communities surrounding secondary schools in Tanzania”. The aim is to ensure environmental knowledge, actions and sustainability are powered by the young generation from the school to their households and thus impart sustainability culture to the entire community

    • mnyaga009@gmail.com
      Participant
      Post count: 2

      Greetings and appreciation to you all. My name is Nyamjungu Mnyaga Emmananel from Mwalimu Nyerere Memorial academy. I so gratefully to engage in this Change Project so as to initiate education for sustainable development to our community to make sure they get quality education through through different innovation initiated.

      Our change Project is about creating gender equality and friendly environment for learning. The aim is to involve student in discussions and accountability in order to create friendly environment and capacity building on gender awareness for learning at Mwalimu Nyerere Memorial Academy.

    • ENEA
      Participant
      Post count: 1

      Hi everyone my name is Enea Sadala. Tutor at Songea Teachers college. I decided to participate in this course in order to help the chemistry teacher in our area be competent in the preparation of the practical in chemistry. Chemistry teachers are suppose to work as laboratory technician while they have a limited skills of doing that thing .

    • Bupe Kabigi
      Participant
      Post count: 1

      Hi Everyone am Bupe Kabigi Lecturer at the University of Dodoma. am Environmentalist, i found this programme relevant to my Carrier as it focus on transforming the society to action oriented. also it reflect real life practice in all dimension

    • Ndlelann
      Participant
      Post count: 4

      Hi everyone, my name is Nelisiwe Ndlela, a lecturer at William Pitcher College. I participated in this SST/ESD program to assist my pre-service teachers understand how can they protect their environment within the college and surrounding areas; I would also assist them to understand how can they live peaceful with others; and lastly, I will assist in the promotion of long-life learning by imparting entrepreneurial skills and vocational skills to pre-service teachers.
      Our group initial idea of change project is about curriculum reformation where practical skills will be imparted to pre-service teachers to sustain their well-being.Since these economic activities will put a strain on the environment, then these teachers will be introduced to environmental education, organic agriculture and waste management.

    • Armstrong Simelane
      Participant
      Post count: 4

      Greetings, I am Dr. A.S. Simelane from The Digital Technology Institute University College. Our change project is on recycling plastic bottles. The country is experiencing a littering problem due to poor methods or lack of environmental systems to safely dispose of plastic and glass bottles especially those that were containing cold drinks. There is a need to recycle these bottles because they are not biodegradable.

    • Armstrong Simelane
      Participant
      Post count: 4

      Greetings, I am Dr. A.S. Simelane from The Digital Technology Institute University College. Our change project is on recycling plastic bottles. The country is experiencing a littering problem due to poor methods or lack of environmental systems to safely dispose of plastic and glass bottles especially those that were containing cold drinks. There is a need to recycle these bottles because they are not biodegradable.

    • Ndlelann
      Participant
      Post count: 4

      Hello colleagues. My name is Nelisiwe Ndlela, lecturer at William Pitcher College. I participated in this program because I am a business educator. I want to enrich my my knowledge on how developing countries can achieve economic growth while at the same time, the environment and humans are well protected grow

    • Sikolethu
      Participant
      Post count: 2

      My Name is Sikolethu Precious Sukati, A Swazi citizen. Student of Gwamile VOCTIM and The CEO of the institution Enactus team, I joined this course since it was related to what our team project is about, which is mainly on enhancing entrepreneurship to young people and improving the communities we live in.

    • Sindisiwe
      Participant
      Post count: 4

      I am Sindi the reference group member soe ESWATINI

    • Puma
      Participant
      Post count: 3

      Gooday everyone my name is Hlanze Puma Shabangu L am an instructor at Manzini Industrial Training Centre teachings Carpentry and Joinnery.The reason why I joined this courese Iwas attracted by the concept of teachings while you are not at the College through the online learning which was the answer to preach the gap which was course by covid 19.The course also help us tutors to think outside the bo

    • Puma
      Participant
      Post count: 3

      Greetings to everyone my name is Hlanze Puma Shabangu from Swaziland/Eswatini Iam an instructor at Manzini Industrial Training Centre teachings Carpentry and Joinnery.I feel in with this course I saw it as solutions to close the gap that was coursed by covid 19. I am confident that it will help our country to be in line with developed countries.It also make us tutors to think outside the box.

    • Sikolethu
      Participant
      Post count: 2

      Hello. My name is Sikolethu Precious Sukati. I am a student at Gwamile Vocational and Commercial Training Institute. I joined this course because I’m interested in sustainable development as a student. In our college we have a team under an organisation known as enactus which is mainly focused of improving the lives of the youth in teaching them on entrepreneurial skills and interpersonal skills. I find this course relevant since we work on projects which help change in climate change and the lives of the people on our communities.

    • Isaac Lupiya
      Participant
      Post count: 2

      My name is Isaac Lupiya. A commercial studies instructor at Salima Technical College in Salima, Malawi. My interest in joining up the project was both on personal grounds and proffessional too. Personally, within myself, i think and see that i can do better in being there for the environment i am living in to sustain it. What i can call proffessional grounds, its when i learnt about this project that, out there some others really want to sustain the environment too. Having the team at my institution too, i couldnt be more proud!

      The initial change project, together with my team members at our institution, is to reduce the soil erosions we are getting affected with in so many ways. Our institution resides in an area of sandy terrain, its right on the lake soil. The community gets affected too as much as us. It will be a team work and ofcourse, not forgetting learners too.

    • Senzo Magagula
      Participant
      Post count: 3

      Hello everyone. My name is Senzo Magagula from the beautiful mountainous Kingdom of Swaziland. I teach English as a second language and Literature in English at Mhlatane High School. I have never been this excited about a course. I joined this course because i belive it can make me a better teacher and also make the community a better place since inculcating the sustainable development goals can be tricky. I want to influence change from institutional level and influence the curriculum when i come of the right age and professional development. Since i teach Literature in English, my contribution will most likely be on Sustainable Development goal number four, which is quality education more especially in cognitive development. Gender equality as SDG 5 is also in the list of my priorities. I will work with the learners and other teachers from my department to enforce inter departmental engagement and communication.

    • Lungile
      Participant
      Post count: 4

      My name is Lungile K. Sihlongonyane teaches Geography and Environmental Science at the University of Eswatini (Curriculum and Teaching Department). I got interested in participating in this programme because I am an environmental educator. One of my course theme is Education for Environmental Sustainability (ESD), which enables my students to participate in environmental awareness projects, I am also adviser in UNIGEP a student environmental awareness organization. Therefore in this course I will be empowered with more skills in environmental awareness and sustainability measures.
      Our Institutional Change Project is recycling waste material, where we will be working with our university students, nearby primary and high school and the community, so that in the process they may be capacitated and empowered about environmental sustainability measures and commercialization such.
      The main aim for an institutional Change Project is to work with relevant structures so that ESD course may be compulsory in the first year of tertiary studies (like ACS, Library and Computer Skills) in order to be easily integrated in all subjects departments, be in line with sustainable development (agenda 2030).

    • Lungile
      Participant
      Post count: 4

      My name is Lungile K. Sihlongonyane teaches Geography and Environmental Science at the University of Eswatini (Curriculum and Teaching Department). I got interested in participating in this programme because I am an environmental educator. One of my course theme is Education for Environmental Sustainability (ESD), which enables my students to participate in environmental awareness projects, I am also adviser in UNIGEP a student environmental awareness organization and MESA chairperson. Therefore in this course I will be empowered with more skills in environmental awareness and sustainability measures.
      Our Institutional Change Project is recycling waste material, where we will be working with our university students, nearby primary and high school and the community, so that in the process they may be capacitated and empowered about environmental sustainability measures and commercialization such.
      The main aim for an institutional Change Project is to work with relevant structures so that ESD course may be compulsory in the first year of tertiary studies (like ACS, Library and Computer Skills) in order to be easily integrated in all subjects departments, be in line with sustainable development (agenda 2030).

    • Heila
      Keymaster
      Post count: 1

      Dear Gamu

      I am happy to read about your Change project here. Our SADC COVID-19 research emphasises the importance of improving knowledge and skills for more sustainable food systems in education. Please take a look at this as you continue to work through this course. I look forward to seeing all of the parts of your assignment loaded up onto the course platform! Please do log in again and continue on the online course platform.
      Take care, Prof Heila Sisitka

    • Ndlelann
      Participant
      Post count: 4

      My name is Nelisiwe Ndlela from Eswatini. My change project is to create a curriculum with skills in my institution.

    • Monica
      Participant
      Post count: 1

      Greetings everyone. I am Monica Nkwanyana from Eswatini. I am a Geography lecturer at William Pitcher Teacher Training College. I am very excited to be part of this very important initiative. I joined the course because I have great interest in issues of sustainable development as a Geography teacher. In my institution we have embarked on curriculum transformation and issues of Education for Sustainable Development are of paramount importance. I am looking forward to learning more in this course to improve the curriculum of my institution, country and the Region at large.

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