Many of you have followed the blogs related to the remarkable Tsiba University, attended the Transformative Education event at LSE last year or donated to the Tsiba cycle for change campaign. We are inspired by Tsibas innovative approach to transforming individuals and society in South Africa and impressed by their success – in terms of the quality of graduates and the significant awards won, including 5 Mandela Rhodes Scholars and a Kofi Annan Scholar.
Next week Adri, Tsiba’s CEO is in London. We have some wonderful ways for you to connect with Tsiba and do great things…Kindly RSVP using the links below.
1) Thursday 15 May 18:00 – 19:30 pm, London Business School More About Mentoring
Are you interested in learning more about mentoring a TSiBA student long distance? Join Adri to hear how TSiBA facilitates this very special and impactful relationship and how you can make a positive contribution to a South African’s young life in a very direct way. Drinks and snacks will be served. There is no charge for this event.
RSVP at : http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/more-about-mentoring-tickets-8337799583
2) Saturday 17 May 08:30 to 10:00am, Richmond Park Fun Cycle Ride and Breakfast
To celebrate TSiBA’s successful Cycle for Change campaign, our London based friends are invited to enjoy a relaxed half hour cycle around Richmond Park, starting at 08:30 at Roehampton Gate. Bring your bike and helmet with you and join Adri for breakfast thereafter at Roehampton Café. You are welcome to skip the ride and just join for breakfast at 10am! There is no charge for this event.
RSVP at: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/celebrating-cycling-for-change-tickets-11563000245
3) Friday 16th May, Introductions
We are building our community here in London with the aim of raising an endowment fund for long term support of the University. Please do get in touch if you have any ideas for funders that would be interested in Tsiba.
We hope to see you next week.
Yours in Igniting Opportunity,
6heads and the TSiBA Team
TSiBA (which means ‘to jump’ in isiXhosa) provides scholarships to pursue world class education to deserving people throughout Africa. Its innovative approaches include partnering (a big 5 firm lecturing the accounting curriculum for free) and Pay it Forward (graduates returning as lecturers and mentors) and its whole person approach develops dynamic, emotionally intelligent entrepreneurs and social change agents. Professor Otto Scharmer of MIT observed, “TSiBA is a living example of a new breed of business schools.”
A 6heads series: If education is the foundation for how our society evolves into the future – then how do we align this important system to our emergent societal needs?