"I thought that the conference was led in such an excellent way, ensuring that everybody was able to have good opportunities to speak about what they do. The structure of the last day was particularly beneficial in encouraging collaboration.
I have already organised follow-up meetings with Hercules (UFS Saturday Schools) and Marisa (Gameful Learning), as well as with Odette when she is in Cape Town next week. I have sent a request for Pakiso and Mohale to be able to speak at the next conference in Bloem at the end of the month, where the MEC and SG will be present.
In addition, Pauline Makama of Royal Haskoning has asked to try out the Talking Stories with her children, with a view to using them in her Education Foundation. I am also hoping to visit some of the school principals when I go back to Bloem.
All in all I learnt a great deal, and came away with some wonderful contacts with lovely people – all working towards the same end of improving education for all in South Africa."