Local NPO achieving global status

2018-10-25 06:00
PHOTO: suppliedThe Thanda Chess Team have been doing really well, winning lots of trophies, including coming first at the Mayoral Cup.

PHOTO: suppliedThe Thanda Chess Team have been doing really well, winning lots of trophies, including coming first at the Mayoral Cup.

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LOCAL non-profit organisation Thanda is up for a global Best Innovation for Development award. Co-founder Angela Larkan will be travelling to the Netherlands to pitch Thanda’s idea at the global award ceremony on October 11.

Thanda, based in Mtwalume, is one of 10 finalists competing for The Spindle’s Best Innovation for Development award, which recognises new solutions in development co-operation that contribute to a just, inclusive and sustainable world. The theme of this year’s festival is “A Future We Want”, and that is exactly where Thanda’s Lifelong Learning Library (3L) comes into play. The innovation will provide educators and youth workers with free access to an online platform featuring experiential, arts-based activities and easy-to-implement lesson plans accompanied by video tutorials.

3L will provide an abridged version of the organisation’s Creative Learning Curriculum, which is built around the development of three core practical skills (literacy, numeracy and empirical thinking) as well as five game-changing skills (self-esteem, perspective, creativity, critical thinking and empathy).

“We believe that these skills are vitally important for children to become resilient, lifelong learners who feel empowered to create a better world,” says Angela Larkan. “We’re already experiencing demand for this type of resource from other after-school programmes and non-profit organisations around the country, but our long-term goal is to catalyse a learning revolution. We’re not just trying to narrow the educational achievement gap, we’re aiming to create a better way forward for our country and our world.”

The winner will be announced at the Partos Innovation Festival, in collaboration with The Spindle, on Thursday, October 11 in Amsterdam. If selected, Thanda will receive funds to take their idea to the next stage of development — enabling them to begin building out functionality for 3L, which will include video tutorials, online training, a discussion forum and downloadable activities. 3L will empower educators, parents and programme implementers to make learning come alive, wherever they are.

On Saturday, October 20 Thanda will be hosting their Final Thanda Chess Tournament on the premises in Mtwalume. — Supplied.

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