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    • Wilma
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      Source a copy of your institution’s Vision and Mission statement. Use the following questions as a guideline to review it.

      • To what extent does it reflect your understanding of sustainable development?
      • To what extent does it reflect the definition of sustainable development that reads “Sustainable Development is development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”? Do you think this is needed or not?
      • To what extent does your institution’s Vision and Mission statement reflect the objectives of ESD and the GAP?
      • How would you reframe/restate your institution’s Vision and Mission statement to more substantively reflect SD and ESD (based on your understandings of these concepts and your context)?

      Share your findings with the other course participants.

    • L Du Plooy
      Participant
      Post count: 2

      To what extent does it reflect your understanding of sustainable development? The University of the Western Cape 2030 Vision reads “Through activities and practices, UWC will strive to be an effective partner in the larger national project of building a sustainable and equitable non-racial, non-sexist, democratic, multilingual society where people use their freedom to good effect and honour their responsibility for hard work, social justice and nurturing the environment” This statement extracted from the University of the Western Cape’s 2030 vision explicitly shows the university’s commitment to my understanding of sustainable development. Furthermore, the University has thrice been crowned Africa’s Greenest Campus and shows its commitment to environmental sustainability in education and research through being a longstanding signatory of the Talloires Declaration.
      To what extent does it reflect the definition of sustainable development that reads “Sustainable Development is development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”? Do you think this is needed or not?
      I think that it is needed since we want to encourage reflective practices and in turn lifelong learning. The university we know is a research -intensive university its research in all disciplines are geared towards identifying community engagement projects which could inform both its research and teaching and learning content. In saying this, the definition of Sustainable development is implied in the activities and practices of the university.
      To what extent does your institution’s Vision and Mission statement reflect the objectives of ESD and the GAP?
      As a research-intensive university, UWC has a ‘distinctive role in help building an equitable and dynamic society’ through its ‘committed to excellence in teaching, learning and research, to nurturing the cultural diversity of South Africa, and to responding in critical and creative ways to the needs of a society in transition’, as stated in its broad mission statement. This statement is underpinned by the following values which to me reflects not only the objectives of ESD but also speaks to the 5 priority areas identified in the GAP, these values are:
      1. We nurture democratic leadership and innovative problem solving.
      2. We respect and strive for excellence in teaching and learning and in research. To this end we encourage a reflective culture among all members of the University community, rooted in taking responsibility for excellence.
      3. We cultivate a socially responsive, people-centred approach to education that encourages our graduates to engage with the challenges of the day and to make powerful contributions to building an equitable and sustainable society.
      How would you reframe/restate your institution’s Vision and Mission statement to more substantively reflect SD and ESD (based on your understandings of these concepts and your context)?
      I think that the Vision and Mission statements captures the essence of Sustainable Development but could be reframed in terms of ESD. One could after the statement ‘committed to excellence in teaching, learning and research, to nurturing the cultural diversity of South Africa, and to responding in critical and creative ways to the needs of a society in transition’ add to produce teachers who are committed to education for sustainable development.

      • SIkelela
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        Workers University College’s Vision statement speaks to excellence in academic & professional studies in Eswatini, SADC & Africa. To this end, the Mission statement espouses a highly qualified & competently skilled workforce who meet industry demands with excellence in service delivery.
        In my assessment, elements of sustainable development are tacitly embedded in both statements; but perhaps require to be more explicitly asserted for force & effect.
        For instance, the Vision could aspire to be a University of Gold standard of excellence in academic & professional studies that is deeply rootedd in sustainable development practices in Eswatini, SADC and Africa.
        The Mission could be to produce a high calibre workfoce who meet industry demands and whose excellent service delivery subscribes to sustainable development imperatives.

    • Claire
      Participant
      Post count: 9

      The Vision and Mission statement for Livingstone Institute of Business and Engineering Studies (LIBES-ZAMBIA by Claire Hachiboya)
      VISION
      Become a leading provider of high quality training in Southern Africa
      MISSION STATEMENT
      To provide high quality vocational and entrepreneurship training in technical and business skills for sustainable national and regional development
      1.To what extent does it reflect your understanding of sustainable development?
      LIBES mission statement according to my understanding is aligned to national curricula frameworks and potentially contribute to curriculum transformation for sustainable development through entrepreneurship and skills training it offers. The extent it reflect sustainable development is through the student who have graduated and became entrepreneurs( established their own companies and employ others to work for them) for survival through the skills acquired.
      2.To what extent does it reflect the definition of sustainable development that reads “Sustainable Development is development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”? Do you think this is needed or not?
      It is needed. It has met the definition of sustainable development in that it is giving the long life skills to the people to develop the nation by participating in the development of the country not just waiting for the same government to employ them but helping the government to create employment for others.
      3.To what extent does your institution’s Vision and Mission statement reflect the objectives of ESD and the GAP?
      Have a clear learning transformative learning (ESD)thrust and it foster life long learning skills
      4. How would you reframe/restate your institution’s Vision and Mission statement to more substantively reflect SD and ESD (based on your understandings of these concepts and your context)? There is no need to restate them because they already reflect the ES and ESD.

    • Charles
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      • To what extent does it reflect your understanding of sustainable development?
      Our response is based on the definition of Sustainable development as the organizing principle for meeting human development goals while simultaneously sustaining the ability of natural systems to provide the natural resources and ecosystem services on which the economy and society depend.
      UNZA vision of “An Eminent University Driven by Pursuit of Knowledge, Innovation and Social Responsiveness”.
      To a larger extent, the pursuit of knowledge, innovation and social responsiveness in the vision resonates with meeting human development goals as well as sustaining the ability of natural systems to provide the natural resources and ecosystem services on which the economy and society depend, which is the bedrock of sustainable development.
      UNZA Mission is “To provide relevant, innovative and demand-driven higher education for socio-economic development”.
      To a large extent providing relevant, innovative and demand-driven higher education for socio-economic development implies education that is desired to meet the human development goals as well as maintain the ecosystem.
      • To what extent does it reflect the definition of sustainable development that reads “Sustainable Development is development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”? Do you think this is needed or not?
      The pursuit of knowledge, innovation and social responsiveness in the vision means meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs, as expounded in social responsiveness.
      UNZA Mission is “To provide relevant, innovative and demand-driven higher education for socio-economic development”.
      Providing relevant, innovative and demand-driven higher education for socio-economic development, that is desired to meet the human development goals as well as maintain the ecosystem.
      • To what extent does your institution’s Vision and Mission statement reflect the objectives of ESD and the GAP?
      Education for Sustainable Development aims to empower learners to take informed decisions and responsible actions for environmental integrity, economic viability and a just society, for present and future generations, while respecting cultural diversity. It is about lifelong learning, and is an integral part of quality education. ESD is holistic and transformational education which addresses learning content and outcomes, pedagogy and the learning environment. It achieves its purpose by transforming society.
      The GAP contributes to achieving the vision put forward by the Decade of ESD: “a world where everybody has the opportunity to benefit from education and learn the values, behaviour and lifestyles required for a sustainable future and for positive societal transformation”. It has two objectives, namely:
      Objective 1 “to reorient education and learning so that everyone has the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes that empower them to contribute to sustainable development”
      Objective 2 “to strengthen education and learning in all agendas, programmes and activities that promote sustainable development”.
      The University Vision and Mission centres on: Academic Freedom; Excellence; Innovativeness; Eco-Friendliness; Integrity; and Equity. These elements are key in ESD, which seeks to empower learners to take informed decisions and responsible actions for environmental integrity, economic viability and a just society, for present and future generations, while respecting cultural diversity. Equally, they are key in the GAP as well as seen from its objectives.
      • How would you reframe/restate your institution’s Vision and Mission statement to more substantively reflect SD and ESD (based on your understandings of these concepts and your context)?
      Vision: The vision is based on “An Eminent University fostering Sustainable Development through Pursuit of Knowledge, Innovation, and Social Responsiveness”.
      Mission: “To provide relevant, innovative and demand-driven higher education for sustainable socio-economic development”.

    • Emma
      Participant
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      The University’s vision is: To be a centre of excellence in the provision of quality training in Mathematics, Sciences, and Technology.
      The mission statement is; “Excellence in instruction and provision of degrees in Mathematics, the Natural Sciences and practical subjects to enhance the quality of education in the nation.
      The vision and mission of our institution vision and mission do not reflect our understanding of ESD. The objectives of ESD can only be implicitly implied in the phrase provision of quality training. The vision and mission can be reframed as follows:
      Vision: To be a centre of excellence in the provision of quality training in Mathematics, Sciences, and Technology that responds to the needs of the current and future generation.
      mission: “Excellence in instruction and provision of degrees in Mathematics, the Natural Sciences and technology to enhance the quality of education that responds to current issues sustainable global issues.

      • This reply was modified 11 months, 3 weeks ago by Emma.
    • Masekholomi
      Participant
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      MISSION STATEMENT OF LESOTHO AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE
      LAC is committed to providing professional education and training, promoting research and community outreach and providing guidance on commercialized agriculture, through combining quality theory,practical and research methodologies.

      VISION STATEMENT OF LESOTHO AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE
      By 2030 LAC shall be a center of excellence, guided by appropriate competent graduates, and responsiveness to clientele needs. These are the pillars of our development agenda.

      To what extent does it reflect your understanding of sustainable development?

      The mission and the vision of our institution reflects the the definition of SD as it provides quality education that will enable graduates to be competent and respond to the clientele needs. As most courses offered in our institution are practical oriented, learners are being empowered and motivated so that they can improve their life, in particularly for employment and entrepreneurship.

      To what extent does it reflect the definition of sustainable development that reads “Sustainable Development is development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”? Do you think this is needed or not?
      To a larger extent as LAC is aimed to provide quality education. When learners obtain quality education they will be motivated and empowered so that they can improve their lives and respond to the needs of the community.

      To what extent does your institution’s Vision and Mission statement reflect the objectives of ESD and the GAP?

      To larger extent because it encompasses the cognitive, socio-emotional and behavioral learning objectives. The skills and knowledge that are acquired are very transformative as they integrate sustainability principles, empower and mobilize youth through new research methodologies, community outreach and respond to the clientele needs.

      How would you reframe/restate your of institution’s Vision and Mission statement to more substantively reflect SD and ESD (based on your understandings of these concepts and your context)?

      VISION STATEMENT
      BY 2030 LAC shall be a center of innovation and excellence, guided by appropriate research, renowned for competent graduates who are responsive to present and future clientele needs. These are the pillars of our development agenda.

    • mwalye
      Participant
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      CHARLES LWANGA COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
      VISION
      To be a center of innovative excellence in teacher education.
      MISSION
      To train competent, conscientious, innovative, committed and effective teachers. The College is dedicated to the formation of the whole person. Guided by Jesuit ideals, CLCE seeks to form women and men who have a sense of justice and generous service.
      The inclusion of innovative in both the Vision and Mission gives room for student teachers to be creative and innovative in how they can use available local resources in a sustainable manner. Inclusion of SD and ESD is needed because it ascertains secures the present and future of the institution.
      The use of the words innovative teachers in TE is inline with Learning objective 4 which talks about Quality Education.
      If I was to reframe the Vision and Mission Statement, it would read as follows:
      VISION
      To be a leading center of Sustainable Development through innovative excellence in teacher education.
      MISSION
      To train competent, conscientious, innovative, committed and effective teachers in Education for Sustainable Development. The College is dedicated to the formation of the whole person. Guided by Jesuit ideals, CLCE seeks to form women and men who have a sense of justice and generous service in instilling Sustainable Development issues to the young generation.

    • TSEOLE
      Participant
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      Lesotho agricultural college is committed to providing professional education and training, promoting research and community outreach, and providing guidance on commercialized agriculture, through combining quality theory, practical and research methodologies
      VISION:
      By 2030, LAC shall be a centre of Excellence, guided by appropriate research, renowned for competent graduates, and resposive to clientele needs. These are the pillars of our development agenda.
      1. To what extent does it reflect your understanding of the sustainable development?
      Both mission and vision are not clear when it comes to sustainable development issues. They are just quite.
      2. To what extent does it reflect your the definition of the sustainable development. Sustainable development is development which meet needs of present without compromising the ability of the future generations to meet their needs
      Do you think this is needed or not?
      The component of sustainability may be implanted in the following part of the mission providing guidance on commercialized agriculture through combining quality theory and practicals and community outreach.
      3. To what extent does vision and mission statement reflect the objectives of ESD and the Gap?
      LAC being a centre for excellence guided by the appropriate research will have to address the 21st century challenges and trials by taking and including sustainable development as indicated in the Agenda 2030.
      4. How would you reframe your vision and mission statement to more sustaintively reflecting SD and ESD (based on your understanding of these concept and your context) l think the vision and mission statement should add the principle of the sustainable development to empower learner’s to take informed decisions and integrating critical issues such as climate change, risk management and develop skills for sustainable lifestyles.

    • Edgar
      Participant
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      Vision
      Forestry College is a fully government institution mandated to train students in forestry, environment and natural resources management in order to contribute to sustainable management of the natural resources.

      Extent to which this reflect my understanding of sustainable development
      Well the component of sustainability is enshrined in the vision and so all training is tailored towards sustainable development with the view to produce technical graduates to propel sound and sustainable utilization of the natural resource base in the country.
      Extent to which it reflects the definition of sustainable development
      Well to some extent, the mission/vision of the college embraces the aspect of sustainability in all the courses from first year to third year.

      Gaps in the mission statement
      Well, the training aspect in the college does lack to some extent the vocational emphasize.

      Rephrase of the of mission
      To adequately train students in forestry, environment and natural resources management in order to positively contribute to sound environmental management for the current and future generation.

    • Mumba
      Participant
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      KITWE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION- ZAMBIA
      OUR VISION
      ” A LEADING INSTITUTION IN THE PROVISION OF INNOVATIVE AND CREATIVE LIFE-LONG TEACHER EDUCATION ACCESSIBLE FOR ALL”
      OUR MISSION STATEMENT
      ” TO BUILD CAPACITY FOR THE PROVISION OF EQUITABLE AND QUALITY EDUCATION THROUGH RESEARCH, TRAINING AND PRODUCING TEACHERS WHO ARE CAPABLE OF BRINGING ABOUT SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS AND DEVELOPMENT THROUGH LIFE LONG LEARNING EDUCATION”
      1. To what extent does it reflect your understanding of sustainable development?
      sustainable development calls for equatable and quality education which i think our mission statement has covered
      2. To what extent does it reflect the definition of sustainable development that reads “Sustainable Development is development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”? Do you think this is needed or not?
      – our mission statement highlights its goal as “to bring about sustainable livelihoods and development through life long learning” this to some extent shows that there is a reflection in the definition of sustainable development. The terms sustainable livelihood shows that the needs of the present and the future will be met through their continuous lifelong development and learning
      3. To what extent does your institution’s Vision and Mission statement reflect the objectives of ESD and the GAP?
      – it is reflected on learning objectives 4, ” ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote life long learning opportunities for all”
      4. How would you reframe/restate your institution’s Vision and Mission statement to more substantively reflect SD and ESD (based on your understandings of these concepts and your context)? to be looked at later

    • Heather
      Participant
      Post count: 4

      • To what extent does it reflect your understanding of sustainable development?
      Our response is based on the definition of Sustainable development as the organizing principle for meeting human development goals while simultaneously sustaining the ability of natural systems to provide the natural resources and ecosystem services on which the economy and society depend.
      UNZA vision of “An Eminent University Driven by Pursuit of Knowledge, Innovation and Social Responsiveness”.
      To a larger extent, the pursuit of knowledge, innovation and social responsiveness in the vision resonates with meeting human development goals as well as sustaining the ability of natural systems to provide the natural resources and ecosystem services on which the economy and society depend, which is the bedrock of sustainable development.
      UNZA Mission is “To provide relevant, innovative and demand-driven higher education for socio-economic development”.
      To a large extent providing relevant, innovative and demand-driven higher education for socio-economic development implies education that is desired to meet the human development goals as well as maintain the ecosystem.
      • To what extent does it reflect the definition of sustainable development that reads “Sustainable Development is development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”? Do you think this is needed or not?
      The pursuit of knowledge, innovation and social responsiveness in the vision means meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs, as expounded in social responsiveness.
      UNZA Mission is “To provide relevant, innovative and demand-driven higher education for socio-economic development”.
      Providing relevant, innovative and demand-driven higher education for socio-economic development, that is desired to meet the human development goals as well as maintain the ecosystem.
      • To what extent does your institution’s Vision and Mission statement reflect the objectives of ESD and the GAP?
      Education for Sustainable Development aims to empower learners to take informed decisions and responsible actions for environmental integrity, economic viability and a just society, for present and future generations, while respecting cultural diversity. It is about lifelong learning, and is an integral part of quality education. ESD is holistic and transformational education which addresses learning content and outcomes, pedagogy and the learning environment. It achieves its purpose by transforming society.
      The GAP contributes to achieving the vision put forward by the Decade of ESD: “a world where everybody has the opportunity to benefit from education and learn the values, behaviour and lifestyles required for a sustainable future and for positive societal transformation”. It has two objectives, namely:
      Objective 1 “to reorient education and learning so that everyone has the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes that empower them to contribute to sustainable development”
      Objective 2 “to strengthen education and learning in all agendas, programmes and activities that promote sustainable development”.
      The University Vison and Mission centres on: Academic Freedom; Excellence; Innovativeness; Eco-Friendliness; Integrity; and Equity. These elements are key in ESD, which seeks to empower learners to take informed decisions and responsible actions for environmental integrity, economic viability and a just society, for present and future generations, while respecting cultural diversity. Equally, they are key in the GAP as well as seen from its objectives.
      • How would you reframe/restate your institution’s Vision and Mission statement to more substantively reflect SD and ESD (based on your understandings of these concepts and your context)?
      Vision: The vision is based on “An Eminent University fostering Sustainable Development through Pursuit of Knowledge, Innovation, and Social Responsiveness”.
      Mission: “To provide relevant, innovative and demand-driven higher education for sustainable socio-economic development”.

    • Leonard Nkhata
      Participant
      Post count: 11

      1. To what extent does it reflect your understanding of sustainable development?
      The vision of the Copperbelt University is “To be an institution in which scholarship flourishes in an environment characterised by world class infrastructure and collaborative relations and supported by an accountable, transparent and efficient University governance system”.

      The university’s mission statement reads as “To contribute to the development and sustenance of the well-being of the people of Zambia and the world through the provision of flexible, innovative, entrepreneurial, inclusive programmes of teaching, learning, research and service”.

      The concepts of accountability and transparency in the vision and sustenance, flexibility and innovation in the mission statement are closely linked to sustainable development. Both the vision and mission enhance my understanding of sustainable development.

      2. To what extent does it reflect the definition of sustainable development that reads “Sustainable Development is development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”?

      There is some reflection of the definition of sustainable development in both of them but this requires broaden it to holistically capture the concept of sustainable development.

      3. Do you think this is needed or not?
      Yes it is but amendments are needed to ensure it incorporates the concept of sustainable development.

      4. To what extent does your institution’s Vision and Mission statement reflect the objectives of ESD and the GAP?

      Some objectives of ESD and GAP are missed out.

      5. How would you reframe/restate your institution’s Vision and Mission statement to more substantively reflect SD and ESD (based on your understandings of these concepts and your context)?

      The vision should read “To be the preferred education and research centre for the training of education leaders for sustainable socio-economic development”.

      The Mission should read “To prepare subject competent teachers for the development and acquisition of sustainability competences among learners through creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, communication, innovation and entrepreneurship within the education system and the economy”.

    • KOLOTI
      Participant
      Post count: 6

      Lesotho College of Education
      The vision statement of the College
      It aspire to offer quality teacher training and education programmes in the SADC region and beyond by 2021.
      College mission statement
      It is to educate and train teachers who offer quality services to the community through sustained stakeholder contribution based on modern approaches and research.

      To what extent does it reflect your understanding of sustainable development?
      The College intends to play a vital role in the development of people locally and globally.

      The College vision and mission reflect the definition of sustainable development that reads “Sustainable Development is development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. Do you think this is needed or not?

      The college admit and train students who lack content knowledge and pedagogical skills for future benefits of the nations worldwide. As it educates and train teachers, it does not intend to compromise quality of education so that the lives of people will improve.

      To what extent does your institution’s Vision and Mission statement reflect the objectives of ESD and the GAP?
      It also takes into consideration the expertise of the stakeholders in education and therefore involve them. It is stated explicitly that the College aspires to provide quality service to student-teachers who will later be work in and with the community. It further intends to use modern approaches to teaching.

      How would you reframe/restate your institution’s Vision and Mission statement to more substantively reflect SD and ESD (based on your understandings of these concepts and your context)?
      They should say something about utilisation of available resources.

    • Mantoetse
      Participant
      Post count: 4

      Mission Statement

      LCE is a place where we develop life-long learners who demonstrate Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Dependability, and Excellence (PRIDE) in their everyday lives. Our school motto is: Excellence Every Day! That’s the Lions Way!

      Vision Statement

      LCE prepares and empowers teachers through ongoing professional development while providing access to innovative resources to create a safe, caring and challenging learning environment for all students.

      To what extent does it reflect your understanding of sustainable development?
      I feel that the Mission statement is very open to many interpretations. People who follow sustainability as their motto espouse all the qualities mentioned in the mission statement. Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Dependability, and Excellence are qualities of sustainable livelihoods. Yet those who live unsustainable lifestyles can also persevere in what they do. They make developments that can support more people in order to reduce poverty without regard of having finite resources.I would like the mission statement that pronounces sustainability a a core business of and institution, particularly a TE institution.
      The vision is also very silent about sustainability. There is nothing that calls people to sustainable lifestyles.

      To what extent does it reflect the definition of sustainable development that reads “Sustainable Development is development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”? Do you think this is needed or not?
      Both the mission and vision do not cause people, staff and students to want to do things in ways that will leave resources for future generations. I think it is crucial that this is well spelled out.

      To what extent does your institution’s Vision and Mission statement reflect the objectives of ESD and the GAP?
      Some objectives in the GAP can be met. For instance, transformative learning and building capabilities can be achieved. Yet it still remains a challenge if all teachers will be able to bring out the aspect of ESD in their teaching.

      How would you reframe/restate your institution’s Vision and Mission statement to more substantively reflect SD and ESD (based on your understandings of these concepts and your context)?
      Mission Statement
      LCE is a place where we develop life-long learners who shall develop sustainably in all aspects of their lifestyles including learning, who shall demonstrate: Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Dependability, and Excellence (PRIDE) in their everyday lives. Our school motto is: Excellence Every Day! That’s the Lions Way!
      Vision Statement
      LCE prepares and empowers teachers who espouse sustainable development while providing access to resources to create a safe, caring and challenging learning environment for all students.
      Mission Statement
      LCE is a place where we develop life-long learners who shall develop sustainably in all aspects of their lifestyles including learning, who shall demonstrate: Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Dependability, and Excellence (PRIDE) in their everyday lives. Our school motto is: Excellence Every Day! That’s the Lions Way!
      Vision Statement
      LCE prepares and empowers teachers who espouse sustainable development while providing access to resources to create a safe, caring and challenging learning environment for all students.

    • Azaria Simelane
      Participant
      Post count: 10

      “Educate the mind and train the hands,” is a long standing mission and vision statement for UTECH (Ubombo Technical and Commercial High School).

      Through the curriculum on offer surely it rolls out learner with skills for sustainable development that meet some of the ESD goals.

    • Job Stephen Kyamogi
      Participant
      Post count: 12

      The vision and mission statement does not in any way reflect my understanding of SD and ESD and has no reflection of the 1987 or the 2003 definitions of SD, yet this aspect is key to realising effective ESD implementation (institutional promotion of Sustainability). Also, the objectives of ESD and the GAP are not reflected in any way. Based on my understanding of the SD and ESD concepts in my context, I would restate my institution’s vision and mission statement thus:
      VISION: SANU aspires to impact communities through transformational leadership and Christ-like service in pursuit of academic excellence.
      MISSION: To shape and model persons of Christ like character into educational, medical ad pastoral professionals to serve communities guided by relevant government economic policies that are supported by the constitution.

    • Zablon
      Participant
      Post count: 2

      VISION
      To be a Christian University that exists for excellence in wholistic education, professional development, research and consultancy services.
      MISSION
      To provide an accessible and affordable wholistic education that empower individuals to continue learning while serving the church, the nation, and international communities
      PHILOSOPHY
      To meet the intellectual, physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of students in order that their educational experience will prepare them for service to the glory of God and humanity here, as well as for a life of greater service in the hereafter.
      OBJECTIVES
      The objectives of the University of Arusha are as follows:
      To assist in the formation of a noble Christian character by placing emphasis on the spiritual values of life.
      To provide an environment conducive to consistent Christian living.
      To develop habits of accuracy, discrimination and sound judgment in thinking and acting.
      To cultivate a sense of civic responsibility and loyal citizenship.
      To give an intellectual and practical experience which will make each student resourceful, confident, and well qualified to meet the realities of life.
      To stimulate an appreciation of the best in books, in nature, in music, and in social and recreational activities.
      To help students to develop desirable personalities and to discover capabilities, aptitudes, and interests latent within themselves.
      To provide opportunities for the development of the physical nature through education and practice.
      CORE VALUES
      There are six core beliefs that are shared among the stakeholders of the University. These core beliefs (values) drive the University’s culture and priorities towards achieving its mission. The six core values are:

      Value
      Description
      Integrity
      We are committed to ethical and responsible behavior in our own actions and to developing the same commitment in our students, thus fostering individuals who will have the skills knowledge, and ability to engage positively with a diverse and changing world
      Innovation

      We believe that meaningful, productive change – solving problems – only comes by looking at challenges and opportunities from new angles and exercising our curiosity. We acknowledge the weaknesses within and create ethical, forward thinking solutions to overcome them
      Team Spirit

      Working together to promote a spirit of cooperation, employing a participatory and consultative decision making style among administrators, faculty and students.

      Professionalism

      We maintain the highest level of professionalism and excellence in serving both internal and external customers.
      Market Orientation

      We listen, understand and develop programs that respond appropriately to market needs and wants, with a focus on promoting customer satisfaction.

      Financial Sustainability
      UoA will develop and support its people, ensure the efficiency of its systems, and strengthen the funding and revenue generation programs.

    • Kelvin Haule
      Participant
      Post count: 4

      The vision of my institution is “To become a centre of excellence that offers value added training, research and public services”. Our mission is “To provide comprehensive, gender sensitive and quality education to a broad segment of the population through teaching, research, and public services in the fields of education, health and allied sciences, natural sciences, earth sciences, information and communication technologies, business, humanities and social sciences”.

      Our vision and mission are inline with goal 4 of SD, goal 5 on gender equality, and goal 8 on economic growth. These are also informative of our vision 2025 that aimed to foster the country into middle income country. However, the vision could be re framed to read as: to become a centre of excellence that offers sustainable and value added training, research and community services.

      Also, the mission could embrace sustainability issues like education for sustainability

    • Azaria Simelane
      Participant
      Post count: 10

      “Educate the mind and train the hands” Mission and vision
      To what extent does it reflect your understanding of sustainable development? The institution was established in 1994. has always strived to be a green school with flower gardens and grass lawns, Agriculture, Design and Technology, Mathematics, English being core subjects that were training our leaners to sustain themselves in future.

      To what extent does your institution’s Vision and Mission statement reflect the objectives of ESD and the GAP?
      It embraces education for sustainable development to a greater extent.

      How would you reframe/restate your institution’s Vision and Mission statement to more substantively reflect SD and ESD (based on your understandings of these concepts and your context)?
      ” Educate the mind and train the hands always.”

    • Dumile
      Participant
      Post count: 10

      ‘The University is committed to the Great Commission and exists to provide excellence in higher education within a vital Christian Wesleyan holiness context where minds are engaged in innovative teaching, learning, leadership, and research and community service.’
      Excellence in higher education speaks to quality education, characterised by innovation in teaching and leadership. leadership competencies are developed through ESD. Research is enquiry in nature, which is also a feature of ESD. Community service speaks to relevance of graduates from the institution. so yes I think it does align with the SDGs. however I would have loved it to bring out the social elements of equity and social relevance.

    • JOSHUA OKELO
      Participant
      Post count: 8

      The Vision and Mission statement for Bunda Teachers’ college:
      VISION
      To be an exemplary institution that provides educational services accepted by customers.
      MISSION STATEMENT
      To provide quality education to both pre-service and in-service teachers.
      1.To what extent does it reflect your understanding of sustainable development?
      Bunda’s mission statement is aligned to national education policy 2014 through offering quality education. The extent it reflect sustainable development is through the students who have graduated and became competent teachers in both government and private schools.
      2.To what extent does it reflect the definition of sustainable development that reads “Sustainable Development is development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”? Do you think this is needed or not?
      It is very much needed. It has met the definition of sustainable development in that it is giving the lifelong skills to the people to develop the communities by engaging in the development of the country not just waiting for the government to employ them but helping the government to create employment by establishing their own projects.
      3.To what extent does your institution’s Vision and Mission statement reflect the objectives of ESD and the GAP?
      Our institution’s Vision and Mission statement have a clear learning transformative learning thrust and it foster life long learning skills to both teacher educators and trainees.
      4. How would you reframe/restate your institution’s Vision and Mission statement to more substantively reflect SD and ESD (based on your understandings of these concepts and your context)? There is no need to reframe them since they already reflect the SD and ESD all together.

    • Majimbehilary
      Participant
      Post count: 5

      To what extent does it reflect your understanding of sustainable development? The Bunda Teachers’ College Vision statement reads that, ‘To be an exemplary institution that provides educational services accepted by customers.
      To what extent does it reflect the definition of sustainable development that reads “Sustainable Development is development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”? Do you think this is needed or not? My TEI vision does not reflect the definition of SD. The vision clearly does not reflect my understanding of sustainable development. This is due to the fact that, SD focuses on building our capacity to live in a sustainable manner. My TEI vision lacks specifically integration of SD aspects.
      To what extent does your institution’s Vision and Mission statement reflect the objectives of ESD and the GAP? The vision statement does not explicitly reflect the objectives of ESD. However, the mission statement which reads, “To provide quality teacher education to both pre-service and in-service teachers touches a little bit about objective 1.2.4 Quality education
      How would you reframe/restate your institution’s Vision and Mission statement to more substantively reflect SD and ESD (based on your understandings of these concepts and your context)?

    • Busisiwe
      Participant
      Post count: 10

      Vision:
      SANU aspires to impact communities through transformational leadership and Christ-like service in pursuit of academic excellence. The transformational leadership entails leadership approach that causes change in individuals and social systems, however, more emphasis is put on creating valuable and positive change in the followers with the end goal of developing followers into leaders instead of futuristic critical thinkers and ESD.
      Mission:
      The institution affirms the Wesleyan-Holiness heritage and commits to shape and model persons of Christ-like character for community service through high quality innovative, inquiry based-interactive teaching and learning and transformational leadership. There is an element of empowering persons with skills of sustainable development though it is too general on issues of SD. It looks like it was developed with no SD idea in mind; but greatly focused on a changed character.
      I would have liked to see more of SD elements in both the Vision and Mission.

    • David Maguza
      Participant
      Post count: 12

      Vision of Aida Chilembwe Community Technical College: To produce highly skilled labour force that will transform economy and infrastructure of the society
      Mission Statement: Prepare learners for;
      High quality skilled labour force
      Excellent academic performance that will lead to high economic growth
      Youth empowerment and high quality infrastructure
      Objectives
      To meet industrial skills needs and expectations
      To promote gender equality
      Produce skilled and productive graduates
      Developing skills for prosperity.
      The mission shows that we need people to be on self rely by producing quality products to people and sustain in financial and the country benefits the taxes so that economy can be boosted.
      By having technicians who are conversant to the work will be a welcome idea to the community and country as whole. The youths will not rely on some people to employ them but them employing other people.
      Industry will be able to have well qualified people to work and produce high quality products that can also be exported to other countries in the end the country economy will be at a good status.
      All these are making ESD to be more important so that so that change can be there if we can follow what is on the mission, vision and objectives of the school. We have a problem in Malawi that we’re good at talking but we don’t what we have said. But all in all everything on vision, mission and objectives are reflecting to the ESD.

    • Sibusiso
      Participant
      Post count: 9

      Based on my institution’s vision which reads: “Institution X aims at being a leader in innovative education, management and skills development in the SADC and beyond”, I understood the “innovative education, management and skills development” aspects as somewhat pointing to the right direction with sustainable development, except that, for instance, socio-economic aspects are hidden. The vision does to a certain extent reflect the definition of sustainable development when considering the “innovative education, management and skills development” aspects, while at the same time there is room for improvement.

      In terms of the mission statement, what is there could be considered reasonable, considering the objectives of ESD and the GAP based on the current mission reading as: “management development through training, education, consultancy and research”. What can be added could be the element of the drive towards sustainable development.

      Below are my ideas of how I would frame the vision and mission statements:
      Vision:
      “Institution X aims at being a leader in innovative quality education, management skills development, consultancy and research that is aligned to the sustainable development goals in the SADC and beyond”.

      Mission:
      “To provide management development through training, education, consultancy and research guided by the national education and training sector policy towards achieving the sustainable development goals”.

    • SbusisoM
      Participant
      Post count: 4

      VISION: To be at the forefront of technological change and to provide excellence in training. From my perspective, the vision does speak to ESD but implementation suggests otherwise.

      Central to the mission of the College are 2 key SDG mentioned of 4
      1. To assist in the development of entrepreneurship an the creation of opportunities for self-employment.
      2. To provide a wide range of full-time and part-time programs which meet individual career aspirations in the light of the current and future requirements of business and industry in the public and private sectors (SDG 4,8,9 & 10).

    • Washington Mbhamali
      Participant
      Post count: 7

      1. To some extent the vision and mission statements of MITC reflect my understanding of sustainable development in the sense that the statements touch on empowering trainees with TVET skills for self-sustainable and gainful employment through career and entrepreneurship training.
      2. To some extent again the statements do reflect on the definition of sustainable development as the mission states that TVET skills acquired by trainees should be cognizant of the National Qualifications Framework through experiential learning. The courses offered at MITC are relevant to the needs of communities, industries, and individual youth. There is need however, to modify the vision and mission to comprehensively accommodate the objectives of ESD and GAP in order to align the curricula offered to SDG no. 4.
      3. To some extent the vision and mission statements reflect on the objectives of ESD and GAP.
      4. This is how I would reframe/re-state the vision and mission statements to more substantively reflect SD and ESD.
      Vision: To be the leading centre of excellence in providing life-long Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) curriculum relevant to industry needs.
      Mission: The mission of Manzini Industrial Training is to provide market-driven, inclusive and life-long quality technical and vocational education and training (TVET) through experiential learning of education with development of quality self-sustainable and gainful employment.

    • W Gunde
      Participant
      Post count: 11

      Chiradzulu Teacher Training College
      VISION
      To be a leading centre of excellence in Primary Teacher Education.
      According to my understanding of SD and ESD I feel our vision lacks a component of education for sustainable development because it is silent on that. It does not explicitly show how excellence in Primary Teacher Education will be sustained for the betterment of future generations.
      In order to address the objectives of education for sustainable development, the vision would have been refraimed like this:
      “To be leading centre of excellence in sustainable primary teacher education.

      MISSION STATEMENT
      Training primary school teachers who are holistically responsive to the contemporary needs of learners and society through CPDs, research, ICT outreach programmes that enhance social development.
      From this mission statement it was noted that it has elements of sustainable development because of the aspect of responsiveness to contemporary needs of learners and society through use of different ways such as conducting research, CPDs, ICT and outreach programmes. However, it was still noted that to make it more inclined to SD and ESD the word “sustainable” should be added to our mission statement. So it would read ” Training Primary school teachers who are holistically responsive to the contemporary needs of learners and society through CPDs, research, ICT and outreach programmes that enhance sustainable social economic development.
      Our core values are also in line with the SD and ESD. These include:
      Hard work, transparency and accountability, creativity and innovativeness, adaptability, Life long learning, inclusiveness and collaboration.

    • W Gunde
      Participant
      Post count: 11

      Chiradzulu Teacher Training College
      VISION
      To be a leading centre of excellence in Primary Teacher Education.
      According to my understanding of SD and ESD I feel our vision lacks a component of education for sustainable development because it is silent on that. It does not explicitly show how excellence in Primary Teacher Education will be sustained for the betterment of future generations.
      In order to address the objectives of education for sustainable development, the vision would have been refraimed like this:
      “To be leading centre of excellence in sustainable primary teacher education.

      MISSION STATEMENT
      Training primary school teachers who are holistically responsive to the contemporary needs of learners and society through CPDs, research, ICT outreach programmes that enhance social development.
      From this mission statement it was noted that it has elements of sustainable development because of the aspect of responsiveness to contemporary needs of learners and society through use of different ways such as conducting research, CPDs, ICT and outreach programmes. However, it was still noted that to make it more inclined to SD and ESD the word “sustainable” should be added to our mission statement. So it would read ” Training Primary school teachers who are holistically responsive to the contemporary needs of learners and society through CPDs, research, ICT and outreach programmes that enhance sustainable social economic development.
      Our core values are also in line with the SD and ESD. These include:
      Hard work, transparency and accountability, creativity and innovativeness, adaptability, Life long learning, inclusiveness and collaboration.

    • W Gunde
      Participant
      Post count: 11

      Chiradzulu Teacher Training College
      VISION
      To be a leading centre of excellence in Primary Teacher Education.
      According to my understanding of SD and ESD I feel our vision lacks a component of education for sustainable development because it is silent on that. It does not explicitly show how excellence in Primary Teacher Education will be sustained for the betterment of future generations.
      In order to address the objectives of education for sustainable development, the vision would have been refraimed like this:
      “To be leading centre of excellence in sustainable primary teacher education.

      MISSION STATEMENT
      Training primary school teachers who are holistically responsive to the contemporary needs of learners and society through CPDs, research, ICT outreach programmes that enhance social development.
      From this mission statement it was noted that it has elements of sustainable development because of the aspect of responsiveness to contemporary needs of learners and society through use of different ways such as conducting research, CPDs, ICT and outreach programmes. However, it was still noted that to make it more inclined to SD and ESD the word “sustainable” should be added to our mission statement. So it would read ” Training Primary school teachers who are holistically responsive to the contemporary needs of learners and society through CPDs, research, ICT and outreach programmes that enhance sustainable social economic development.
      Our core values are also in line with the SD and ESD. These include:
      Hard work, transparency and accountability, creativity and innovativeness, adaptability, Life long learning, inclusiveness and collaboration.

    • Veronica
      Participant
      Post count: 8

      Our vision and mission for Chiradzulu TTC is as follows:
      To be a leading center of excellence in primary teacher education.
      Mission: Training primary school teachers who are holistic responsive to contemporary needs of learners and society through CPD’s, research and outreach programs that enhance social economic development.

      According to my understanding of sustainable development, our vision partly reflects it in absence that the excellence in the teachers may have a positive impact on the future generation. However, it’s not clearly shown how the excellence would be achieved.
      The mission statement reflects sustainable development because of the aim to respond to contemporary needs of the society. This would make a positive impact on the current generation as well as the generation to come.

      The mission statement also reflect the objectives of ESD such as the objective of achieving quality education through research, CPD’s and ICT.

      My reframed vision and mission is as follows:
      To be a leading center of excellence in sustainable primary teacher education

      Mission
      Training primary school teachers who are responsive to contemporary needs of learners and society through CPD’s, research,ICT, and outreach programs that enhance sustainable social economic development.

    • Rowland
      Participant
      Post count: 3

      Our is to be a leading institution in produncing innovative and compentent desired workforce.. so on the mission we are already on track.

      We will rework on the mission if it may suit to the ESD

    • Rowland
      Participant
      Post count: 3

      Our is to be a leading institution in producing innovative and compentent desired workforce.. so on the mission we are already on track.

      We will rework on the mission if it may suit to the ESD

    • Newton Isaac Nyondo
      Participant
      Post count: 10

      My institution’s vision and mission are:
      VISION “To be the best teacher education college based on science and technology in order to yield moral, ethical, committed and competent teachers who shall serve in and outside the nation.
      MISSION “Provision of highly knowledgeable teachers, pedagogical excellence, consultancy, ability to conduct research and integrate ICT in education and crosscutting issues.

      To what extent does it reflect your understanding of sustainable development?
      To a lesser extent, the vision and mission reflect my understanding of sustainable development

      To what extent does it reflect the definition of sustainable development that reads “Sustainable Development is development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”? Do you think this is needed or not?
      To a lesser extent, the vision and mission reflect the definition of sustainable development that reads “Sustainable Development is development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. it is needed, however, improvement must be done.

      To what extent do your institution’s Vision and Mission statements reflect the objectives of ESD and the GAP?
      My institution’s Vision and Mission statements seem to capture just a few objectives of ESD and GAP.

      How would you reframe/restate your institution’s Vision and Mission statement to more substantively reflect SD and ESD (based on your understandings of these concepts and your context)?
      VISION: “To be the best teacher education college based on science and technology in the development of competent, creative, committed, and ethical teachers capable of meeting the needs of the present and shaping a sustainable future”
      MISSION: “Development of knowledgeable, skilled and competent teachers on the values and behaviors necessary for promoting sustainable socio-cultural and economic transformation”

    • THEODOZIA BANDIYA
      Participant
      Post count: 12

      The Vision and Mission statement for Bunda Teachers’ college:
      VISION
      To be an exemplary institution that provides educational services accepted by customers.
      MISSION STATEMENT
      To provide quality education to both pre-service and in-service teachers.
      1.To what extent does it reflect your understanding of sustainable development?
      Bunda Techers mission reflect sustainable development through providing quality education which results into quality resource person/teachers graduated and competent teachers who will be able and acceptable workers in government and private schools
      2.To what extent does it reflect the definition of sustainable development that reads “Sustainable Development is development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”? Do you think this is needed or not?
      Yes It is highly needed and It has met the definition of sustainable development in the sense that it gives room and lifelong skills to the people to develop the communities by engaging in different development activities in the country. people can employ themselves without waiting for the government employment as they can stars different projects and engage in different issues for sustainable development.
      3.To what extent does your institution’s Vision and Mission statement reflect the objectives of ESD and the GAP?
      Our institution’s Vision and Mission statement have a clear learning objectives for transforming learning and foster lifelong learning to both student teacher and teacher educator.
      4. How would you reframe/restate your institution’s Vision and Mission statement to more substantively reflect SD and ESD (based on your understandings of these concepts and your context)? since the mission and vision of Bunda Teachers college reflect the SD and ESD then no need to reframe them

    • Tony
      Participant
      Post count: 5

      Vision for Phalombe Teacher Training College (PETTC):

      To produce well qualified teachers equipped with critical thinking methods and ICT skills to achieve quality education for individual and national development.

      Mission Statement:

      To prepare students to be responsible, dedicated and creative teachers

      Q1.To what extent does it reflect your understanding of sustainable development?

      Though PETTC demonstrates commitment towards sustainable development in design and practice, it’s vision captures the concept of sustainable development to a lesser extent. Much as critical thinking and quality education reflect Goal 4 of the SDGs, but including words or phrases extracted from the sustainable development guidelines would show increased commitment towards the agenda. In view of this, the vision can be restated as:

      “To produce lifelong learning teachers equipped with transformational learning methods and ICT skills in order to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education necessary for sustainable national and global development”.

      Q2.To what extent does it reflect the definition of sustainable development that reads “Sustainable Development is development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”? Do you think this is needed or not?

      It is of great importance for the vision and mission Statement to reflect the definition of sustainable development because it is the the vision and the mission that guide the activities of the institution. Referring to the mission statement for PETTC, it can easily be noted that it stands well with the practices suggested for effective achievement of the sustainable development goals.

      Q3. To what extent does your institution’s Vision and Mission statement reflect the objectives of ESD and the GAP?

      Objective 2 intends to transform learning environments; objective 4 advances mobilization and empowerment of the youth while objective 5 strives to accelerate sustainable solutions at local level. All the three are strategically targeted by PETTC vision and mission statement, hence, the vision and mission highly reflective to the objectives.

    • Cpwe
      Participant
      Post count: 9

      The vision and Mission statement for Ngwane Teachers College
      VISION
      To provide a diversified curriculum for the development of highly skilled and resourceful teachers who will contribute effectively and efficiently to the development of the nation and the SADC region
      MISSION STATEMENT
      To be an excellent teacher education institution renowned for producing competent teachers and providing quality service by engaging experienced professionals using modern systems that prospective teachers and other significant stakeholders aspire to associate with in the deliverance of quality education in Eswatini and beyond.
      1. To what extent does it reflect your understanding of sustainable development?
      Ngwane Teachers College reflects sustainable development because empowers teachers with skills through the diversified curriculum provided which leads to quality education
      2. To what extent does it reflect the definition of sustainable development that reads “Sustainable Development is development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”? Do you think this is needed or not
      The vision and mission statement of the institution has covered the definition of sustainable development since teachers are empowered with skills that are sustainable. This is through some of the practical courses that are offered such as Arts and Craft, Agriculture which makes quality education. the practical courses empower the teachers to be self-employed by starting projects using the skills they have acquired and reducing poverty and hunger.
      3. To what extent does your institution’s Vision and Mission statement reflect the objectives of ESD and the GAP?
      Ngwane College reflects on the objectives of the ESD & GAP to both teacher educators and teachers since the vision and mission statement have a clear learning transformation and it fosters lifelong teaching skills

      4. How would you reframe/restate your institution’s Vision and Mission statement to more substantively reflect SD and ESD (based on your understandings of these concepts and your context)?
      For now there is no need to reframe

    • Henry
      Participant
      Post count: 14

      To what extent does it reflect your understanding of sustainable development?
      Ans: our vision aims to produce highly skilled Labour force that will improve infrastructure. this is in line with ESD change project because it is base to industrialization and improvement of economy of the nation

      To what extent does it reflect the definition of sustainable development that reads “Sustainable Development is development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”? Do you think this is needed or not?
      Ans: the vision and mission statement reflects SD in the sense that highly skilled labour force trained in Technical colleges will lead to improved industrialization as well as increase employment opportunities. this will lead to flourishing of cities , improved infrustructure and improved economic status of citizens

      To what extent does your institution’s Vision and Mission statement reflect the objectives of ESD and the GAP?
      ans: there are elements of production of high quality skilled labour force graduates, improved infrastructure and creation of self employment

      How would you reframe/restate your institution’s Vision and Mission statement to more substantively reflect SD and ESD (based on your understandings of these concepts and your context)?
      Ans: the Vision and mission statement should include elements of climate change through afforestation and proper waste management because there are lots of waste products left during training. the Vision should also include pedagogy teaching skills capacity building program to trainers.Elements of innovation are also vital to be included i the vision ? mission statement

    • Lungsta
      Participant
      Post count: 9

      The Mission statement for Motshane Primary School.
      It is friendly and caring school with the spirit of Ubuntu. We are commited to nature and celebrate the varied talents of all its learners and enable them to attain the best quality education, whilst preparing them to adapt to real life experiences in the broader world.
      The Vision for MOtshane Primary School
      A school where learners are trained to become confident, resilient, lifelong achievers regardless of their socio-economic status.
      • To what extent does it reflect your understanding of sustainable development?
      It reflect the definition of sustainable development to some extent. This is because the mission statement take into consideration the development of the life long learning skills of the leaners and its commitment of nurturing the varied talents while developing and cultivating the spirit of Ubuntu among the learners.

      • To what extent does it reflect the definition of sustainable development that reads “ Sustainable Development is development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”? do you think this is needed or not?
      It reflects somehow since the persuit of knowledge and skills and the broadening of the talents in the mission statement and vision shows that it meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations.

      • To what extent does your institution’s vision and mission statement reflect the objectives of ESD ans the GAP?
      It does reflect the objectives of the ESD in the sense that it addresses the empowerment of the learners and their socio economic status. It also pay attention in developing the necessary skills to help them to fit the global world.

      • How would you reframe/restate you institutions vision and mission statement to more substantively reflect SD and ESD ( based on your understanding of these cosepts and your context)

      This is how I would reframe the vision of my school to address the SD and ESD; To educate and empower learners to face challenges of the future at a local level and have a global impact whilst pursuing their own happiness and life long learning.

    • clchilikutali
      Participant
      Post count: 4

      The Vision statement of St. Joseph’s TTC is ” To become a centre of excellence in the training of life-long learning female primary school teachers with emphasis in ICT, Inclusive Education and pedagogical competence. I feel it is responding very well with Sustainable Development as it has a component of life-long learning, use of ICT. Inclusive Education. The goals also talks of Environmental conservation which is part of Sustainable Development as it meets needs of current and future generations. I would improve it by including issues of social transformation and use of cultural heritage and modern technology in competence delievery.

    • Mkara
      Participant
      Post count: 4

      Mhonda Teachers College has vision and Mission. Vision: Produce quality and Competent teachers, responsible and accountable with no gender bias. Mission: Mhonda teachers college should be a source of continues change in academic, moral and ethics for enhancing creativities, innovation in fostering the community and young people to adopt and fit into the emerging challenges. 1. To what extent does it reflect your understanding of SD? The vision and mission shows how it is friendly in continues changes without any destructions (SD). 2.Towhat extent does it reflect the defination of SD. The vision and mission reflect the defination of SD. The knowledge and skills provided in the college fosters the young people with creativity and innovation that will help them to change and think transformatively. 3. Do you think this is needed? I this knowledge and skills of SD is needed because it brings about changes in our thinking, acting, doing,reacting, of the emerging challenges. 4. To what extent does your institution vision and mission statement reflect the objective of SD and GAP? Our vision and mission states the provision of quality and Competent teachers( education), responsible and accountable with no gender bias, this shows gender quality and equity. 5. How would you reflame/restate your institution’s vision and mission statement to more SD and ESD. RESTATED AS: VISSION: To prepare the 21 century primary and early childhood teachers with Transformative skills and knowledge that will help the community to develop without any destructions of our planet. Mission: Mhonda Teachers College should be a centre for academic exellences and moral for fostering creativity and innovations towards young people so as to fit into the newly world.

    • Henry
      Participant
      Post count: 14

      resending assignment because i it was indicating as not doneto what extent does it reflect your understanding of sustainable development?
      Ans: our vision aims to produce highly skilled Labour force that will improve infrastructure. this is in line with ESD change project because it is base to industrialization and improvement of economy of the nation

      To what extent does it reflect the definition of sustainable development that reads “Sustainable Development is development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”? Do you think this is needed or not?
      Ans: the vision and mission statement reflects SD in the sense that highly skilled labour force trained in Technical colleges will lead to improved industrialization as well as increase employment opportunities. this will lead to flourishing of cities , improved infrustructure and improved economic status of citizens

      To what extent does your institution’s Vision and Mission statement reflect the objectives of ESD and the GAP?
      ans: there are elements of production of high quality skilled labour force graduates, improved infrastructure and creation of self employment

      How would you reframe/restate your institution’s Vision and Mission statement to more substantively reflect SD and ESD (based on your understandings of these concepts and your context)?
      Ans: the Vision and mission statement should include elements of climate change through afforestation and proper waste management because there are lots of waste products left during training. the Vision should also include pedagogy teaching skills capacity building program to trainers.Elements of innovation are also vital to be included i the vision ? mission statement

      • This reply was modified 1 month ago by Henry.
    • bhekisisah
      Participant
      Post count: 4

      The vision and Mission statements for ESwatini College of Technology (ECOT);
      VISION:- To be at the forefront of technological change and provide excellence in training.
      MISSION:- Maintain its position as the principal institution of higher level technical and vocational education and training in Swaziland. It is dedicated to providing and facilitating high quality training and learning in technology and business studies in collaboration with the commercial, industrial and public sectors. the aim is to enhance the development and expansion of the economy for prosperity of the Swazi nation within the region of Southern Africa.

      *To what extent does it reflect your understanding of sustainable development?
      -To a some extent, though limited, the mission statement does reflect some part of my understanding of SD.

      *To what extent does it reflect the definition of sustainable development that reads “Sustainable Development is development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”? Do you think this is needed or not?
      – The stated definition of SD is hardly reflected in the vision/ mission statement. There seems to be disregard of the possibility of compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs as the current generation meets its own needs. However, there is commitment of providing and facilitating high quality training and learning even without explicitly highlighting SD.

      *To what extent does your institution’s Vision and Mission statement reflect the objectives of ESD and the GAP?
      – They do address the empowerment of the learners for their socio economic status within the country and in the SADC region. They also touch on the collaboration with stakeholders including industry for lifelong and relevant quality skill based learning/ training

      *How would you reframe/restate your institution’s Vision and Mission statement to more substantively reflect SD and ESD (based on your understandings of these concepts and your context)?
      -MISSION: Maintain and inculcate high standards of sustainable development practices in an equity conscious environment for all in technical and vocational education and training in Swaziland. The college is dedicated to providing and facilitating high quality training and learning in technology and business studies in collaboration with the commercial, industrial and public sectors for the present and future needs of citizens. the aim is to enhance the development and expansion of the socio-economic status of the graduates for prosperity of the Swazi nation at large and the Southern Africa region.

    • Lydia Jolofani Tembenu
      Participant
      Post count: 6

      The Vision and Mission statement for St. Joseph’s Teacher Training College:
      VISION
      To become a centre of excellence in the training of lifelong learning female primary school teachers with emphasis on ICT, inclusive education, gender responsiveness and pedagogical competence
      MISSION STATEMENT
      To train primary school teachers with a passion for environmental issues affecting the nation through proper utilization of natural resources for socio-economic development..
      1.To what extent does it reflect your understanding of sustainable development?
      St. Joseph’s Teacher Training College mission reflect sustainable development in the sense that it aims to inculcate in its students a sense of responsibility towards the environment they live in by using it sustainably. this is one of the colleges mission statement out of four
      2.To what extent does it reflect the definition of sustainable development that reads “Sustainable Development is development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”? Do you think this is needed or not?
      Yes, it is highly needed and this mission statement has met the definition of sustainable development in the sense that it gives room for the development of lifelong skills that will enable our student teachers to become responsible citizens of the country as far as sustainable development is concerned. Equipped with ESD knowledge and skills our student teachers can employ themselves without waiting for the government employment and can start different projects, engaging in different issues for sustainable development in their own communities. This is also reflected in the teacher education philosophy.
      3.To what extent does your institution’s Vision and Mission statement reflect the objectives of ESD and the GAP?
      Our institution’s Vision and Mission statement have a clear learning objectives for transforming learning and foster lifelong learning to both student teachers and teacher educators.
      4. How would you reframe/restate your institution’s Vision and Mission statement to more substantively reflect SD and ESD (based on your understandings of these concepts and your context)?
      Since the mission of St Joseph’s TTC reflect the SD and ESD there is no need to reframe it. However the vison statement lacks a direct link to ESD and i would reframe it as follows:
      To become a centre of excellence in the training of lifelong learning female primary school teachers with emphasis on ICT, inclusive education, gender responsiveness, environmental protection and pedagogical competence.

    • Thanda
      Participant
      Post count: 7

      The Mission statement for Motshane Primary School.
      It is friendly and caring school with the spirit of Ubuntu. We are committed to nature and celebrate the varied talents of all its learners and enable them to attain the best quality education, whilst preparing them to adapt to real life experiences in the broader world.
      The Vision for Motshane Primary School
      A school where learners are trained to become confident, resilient, lifelong achievers regardless of their socio-economic status.
      • To what extent does it reflect your understanding of sustainable development?
      It reflect the definition of sustainable development to some extent. This is because the mission statement takes into consideration the development of the lifelong learning skills of the leaners and its commitment of nurturing the varied talents while developing and cultivating the spirit of Ubuntu among the learners.

      • To what extent does it reflect the definition of sustainable development that reads “Sustainable Development is development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”? do you think this is needed or not?
      It reflects somehow since the pursuit of knowledge and skills and the broadening of the talents in the mission statement and vision shows that it meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations.

      • To what extent does your institution’s vision and mission statement reflect the objectives of ESD and the GAP?
      It does reflect the objectives of the ESD in the sense that it addresses the empowerment of the learners and their socio economic status. It also pay attention in developing the necessary skills to help them to fit the global world.

      • How would you reframe/restate your institutions vision and mission statement to more substantively reflect SD and ESD (based on your understanding of these concepts and your context)?

      This is how I would reframe the vision of my school to address the SD and ESD; To educate and empower learners to face challenges of the future at a local level and have a global impact whilst pursuing their own happiness and lifelong learning.

    • Sandile
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      The vision and mission statements from my institution
      VISION:- To be at the forefront of technological change and provide excellence in training.
      MISSION:- Maintain its position as the principal institution of higher-level technical and vocational education and training in Swaziland. It is dedicated to providing and facilitating high-quality training and learning in technology and business studies in collaboration with the commercial, industrial, and public sectors. the aim is to enhance the development and expansion of the economy for the prosperity of the Swazi nation within the region of Southern Africa.

      1. To what extent does it reflect your understanding of sustainable development?
      I think it does reflect sustainable development to a certain extent.

      2. To what extent does it reflect the definition of sustainable development that reads “Sustainable Development is development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”? Do you think this is needed or not?
      I think it reflects on the SD a great deal because sn institution should always be flexible to always upgrade their curriculum to accomodate everyone. therefore the education provided will always focus in the future.

      3.To what extent does your institution’s Vision and Mission statement reflect the objectives of ESD and the GAP?
      it is to empower the learners to be better citizens who can use the skills gained to sustain themselves.

      4. How would you reframe/restate your institution’s Vision and Mission statement to more substantively reflect SD and ESD (based on your understandings of these concepts and your context)?
      to become a lifelong training center dedicating to quality education that are in line with industrial demands and also aligning to continental goals.

    • Treza
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      The University of Dodoma (UDOM) In Tanzania; The vision of the UDOM is “To become a centre of excellence that offers value added training, research and public services”
      The mission of the UDOM is “To provide comprehensive, gender sensitive and quality education to a broad segment of the population through teaching, research, and public services in the fields of education, health and allied sciences, natural sciences, earth sciences, information and communication technologies, business, humanities and social sciences”
      1. To what extent does it reflect your understanding of sustainable development?
      it does reflect sustainable development simply because it focus on education on social, economic and environment aspects
      2. To what extent does it reflect the definition of sustainable development that reads “Sustainable Development is development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”? Do you think this is needed or not?
      I think it need to reflect so that will provide guidance on sustainability issues
      3. How would you reframe/restate your institution’s Vision and Mission statement to more substantively reflect SD and ESD (based on your understandings of these concepts and your context)?
      “To provide sustainable and comprehensive, gender sensitive and quality education to a broad segment of the population through teaching, research, and public services in the fields of education, health and allied sciences, natural sciences, earth sciences, information and communication technologies, business, humanities and social sciences”

    • Sandra@94
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      VISION: SANU aspires to impact communities through transformational leadership and Christ-like service in pursuit of academic excellence.
      MISSION: To shape and model persons of Christ like character into educational, medical ad pastoral professionals to serve communities guided by relevant government economic policies that are supported by the constitution.

      There is an aspect of empowering persons with skills of sustainable development though it is too general on issues of SD. It looks like it was developed with limited SD ideas in mind; but greatly focused on transforming characters.

    • Ntombifuthi.mndzebeleswz
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      sOUTHERN AFRICA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY
      VISION:
      SANU aspires to impact communities through transformational leadership and Christ-like service in pursuit of academic excellence.
      MISSION:
      SANU affirms the Wesleyan-Holiness heritage and commits to shape and model persons of Christ-like character for community service through high quality innovative, inquiry based-interactive teaching and learning and transformational leadership.
      Does the institutions’ vision and mission reflect much of the definition of Sustainable development?
      They do not reflect much of sustainable development as more emphasis is placed ensuring Christian Values, however, the latter part of the mission do touch on higher quality teaching and learning. There is the need that the institution review its vision and mission to align them with sustainable development.

      To what extent does your institution’s Vision and Mission statement reflect the objectives of ESD and the GAP?
      In a way SANU’s mission do emphasize quality teaching and learning and the use of student-engaging methods of teaching, especially, inquiry-based interactive teaching.

      How would you reframe/restate your institution’s Vision and Mission statement to more substantively reflect SD and ESD (based on your understandings of these concepts and your context)?

      VISION:
      SANU aspires to offer holistic quality education, transformational learning and academic excellence.

      MISSION: SANU commits to produce and shape life-long learners who are developed sustainably in all aspects of life.

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