WORD FROM WAGNER: Week 5 & 6

 

Word from Wagner_ Week 5 & 6-3BRIDGE’s Sibongile Khumalo has been selected as a fellow in President Obama’s Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. She’s been blogging about her experience from Wagner College on Staten Island, New York in a weekly series titled, “Word from Wagner”. In this final instalment, Sibongile describes her last two weeks in New York and reflects on what the fellowship has meant to her. Read on!

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WORD FROM WAGNER: WEEK 4

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BRIDGE’s very own Sibongile Khumalo (Head of Operations) has been selected as a fellow in President Obama’s Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. She’s been blogging about her experience from Wagner College on Staten Island, New York in a weekly series titled, “Word from Wagner”. In her fourth post, Sibongile shares everything from celebrating Mandela Day in the U.S. to seeing the legendary band ‘The Roots’ live. Read on to learn more about her adventures!

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Word From Wagner: Week 3

 

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BRIDGE’s Head of Operations, Sibongile Khumalo, has been selected as a fellow in President Obama’s Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. She’s been blogging about her experience from Wagner College on Staten Island, New York in a weekly series titled, “Word from Wagner”. In the third post in the series, Sibongile continues to share her once-in-a-lifteime experience in the midst of trying times in US politics. Read on!

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WORD FROM WAGNER: WEEK 2

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BRIDGE’s very own Sibongile Khumalo (Head of Operations) has been selected as a fellow in President Obama’s Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. She’s been blogging about her experience from Wagner College on Staten Island, New York in a weekly series titled, “Word from Wagner”. In this second installment, Sibongile details the thrills of her second week at Wagner. Read on to learn more about her enriching experience!

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Word from Wagner: Week 1

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Wagner College on Staten Island (SI), New York City (NYC), is a host institution for President Obama’s Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, the flagship programme of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). The Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF) aims to empower young African leaders through academic coursework, leadership training, mentoring, networking, professional opportunities, and support for activities in their communities. From June 17 through July 31, Wagner is hosting 25 competitively selected young Africans who will participate in a six-week academic institute on Civic Leadership, part of the larger group of 1,000 Mandela Washington Fellows being hosted in 40 programs at 37 colleges and universities across the United States this summer.

BRIDGE’s Sibongile Khumalo is one such esteemed fellow. Sibongile joined the BRIDGE team in May 2015 and works as our Head of Operations. She has worked with after school programmes and is passionate about developing others. Beings@Bridge will be following Sibongile’s story as she moves through the fellowship programme in a series titled “Word from Wagner”. Read on to learn about the beginning of her adventure in the Big Apple!

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Sekhukhune Speaks: Miss Mphahlele

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BRIDGE, in partnership with JET and CIE, is currently working on a project that hopes to effect real and long lasting positive change in the education outcomes of 10 public schools in Sekhukhune, Limpopo. BRIDGE has been tasked to work in the area of leadership development and is currently engaging with 10 principals from the region.

One such principal is Miss Mphahlele. We caught up with the principal in June to talk about what impact the project has had on her and her school. Read on to learn about her experience.

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Stories From SAESC: Phadiela Cooper

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The South African Extraordinary Schools Coalition is a Community of Practice that is run by BRIDGE and is made up of school leaders and teachers from a group of 22 schools around South Africa that define themselves as ‘impact schools’. Impact schools are high-quality, achievement-orientated schools that provide disadvantaged learners across South Africa with affordable access (low fee or non-fee) to high-quality learning that prepares them for success in higher education and the world of work.

One such school leader is Phadiela Cooper, a long-time member of the Coalition and a principal at the Centre of Science and Technology (COSAT). In this write-up, Phadiela speaks to BRIDGE about how the Coalition has contributed towards a positive impact in her school.

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