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Jakes Gerwel Fellowship

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Humans of JGF: Rudi Magi
Dec 23 2022
Humans of JGF: Rudi Magi
Rudi Magi (they/them) is a person of many trades, with experiences ranging from teaching in both ‘mainstream’ and special education settings. An alum of the University of Pretoria, they hold a Bachelor of Education in FET (General); supported financially by the Thuto Thebe Educational Fund. Rudi then continued working in the higher education space including as a commercial administrator in the technology sector. Rudi taught for several years in Johannesburg and found their experience informed their Vision of Impact: to provide a successful future to learners by developing high-quality teachers. Rudi’s school-going years were tumultuous, and they attended eight schools across South Africa. This experience sparked a profound interest in the impact that teachers have on young minds, prompting them to pursue a qualification in education to amplify their own social impact through teaching. They joined JGF as a Teacher Coach in 2022, where they support our NQTs through their first two years in the classroom. Listen and enjoy! Connect with us: Website: http://www.jgfellowship.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jakesgerwelfellowship Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jakes_gerwel_fellowship Twitter: https://twitter.com/JGFellowship LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/jakesgerwelfellowship YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmyTcVKr3JGI6zCiDeVLKmw/featured Subscribe to our newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/jgfellowship/subscribe
Humans of JGF: Amy Underwood and Siwaphiwe Sibeko
Dec 22 2022
Humans of JGF: Amy Underwood and Siwaphiwe Sibeko
Meet Amy Underwood and Siwaphiwe Sibeko, Senior Programme Officers at JGF. Amy loves working with people to maximize their potential. Her career has been centred around education and development. She completed a Master in Education at the University of Cape Town and during this time spent six months in Finland on an international programme studying their education model. She was a high school teacher for eight years, became a Programme Officer at Allan Gray Orbis Foundation, and then transitioned into her role at JGF. Learn more: https://www.jgfellowship.org/our-staff/#54a85e9751f088853 Siwaphiwe “Siwa” Sibeko is an advocate for multilingualism, inclusivity, and expression in different spaces. Siwaphiwe is also a firm believer in education and social justice. Holding a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Social Anthropology, Environment and Geographical Sciences, Hons in Social Anthropology and currently finishing Master in MA Linguistics.  Her previous work includes being a liaison officer, academic administrator, community developer, researcher, teaching assistant, student coach and mentor. Siwa is currently a Senior Programme Officer at JGF. Learn more: https://www.jgfellowship.org/our-staff/#618adf5f435750734 Connect with us: Website: http://www.jgfellowship.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jakesgerwelfellowship Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jakes_gerwel_fellowship Twitter: https://twitter.com/JGFellowship LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/jakesgerwelfellowship YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmyTcVKr3JGI6zCiDeVLKmw/featured Subscribe to our newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/jgfellowship/subscribe
Humans of JGF: Johanna Letlhogela and Rebecca Pillay
Dec 21 2022
Humans of JGF: Johanna Letlhogela and Rebecca Pillay
In this episode of our series, we meet Johanna Letlhogela and Rebecca Pillay. Johanna is JGF's Events & Logistics Specialist and Rebecca is JGF's Beneficiary Allowance Officer - both are our all-round Project Managers. Johanna is passionate about entrepreneurial education and youth development. Her career has been rather interesting: starting off in Finance and she went on to study Project Management and Management Advanced Programme (WITS Business School). As an Events & Logistics Specialist - she ensures all our programmatic and organisational events are planned and executed with the utmost precision. Learn more: https://www.jgfellowship.org/our-staff/#7da1f9f20c20c704c Rebecca is passionate about helping people to unlock their innate talents and unleash their potential in the world. She has extensive experience in this space as a Mentor Manager at the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation, Beneficiary Allowance Officer at JGF and frequently as a Project Manager, supporting Johanna in the work that she does. Listen and enjoy! Connect with us: Website: http://www.jgfellowship.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jakesgerwelfellowship Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jakes_gerwel_fellowship Twitter: https://twitter.com/JGFellowship LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/jakesgerwelfellowship YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmyTcVKr3JGI6zCiDeVLKmw/featured Subscribe to our newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/jgfellowship/subscribe