AMAQHAWE LEARNING COLLECTIVE
Contact point: Ncedisa Nkonyeni (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Start date: mid-February 2019
End date: April 2019
Number of days: <10 days
- 1—2 page concept proposal outlining theoretical framework and a structured approach
- High level budget with estimated days and rates
- Profile of individual(s) and/or organization involved
- Deadline 20 February 2019
The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship was established as a specialised unit at the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) in 2011, in partnership with the Bertha Foundation, a family foundation that works with inspiring leaders who are catalysts for social and economic change. Through this partnership, the GSB strengthens its commitment to transformation and equality and UCT’s strategic goal to address key development challenges facing Africa. The Bertha Foundation supports activists, storytellers and lawyers across the world, who are working to bring about social and economic justice, and human rights for all.
The “Problem in the System”
Providing access to education within South Africa’s current political climate is a multiply-complex and necessary endeavour. The old behaviours, attitudes, prejudices and divisions of power that have not worked need to be released to allow for approaches embedded in inclusiveness and integrity. The GSB is a complex system that invites an opportunity to explore what that shift could look like. These learnings within this system could in turn provide quite generative insights for answering the question nationally and globally.
Amaqhawe Learning Collective
Amaqhawe Learning Collective is a co-created learning collective composed of Marriott and Bertha Centre staff at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business (GSB). As a localised response to the current national and global dialogue around systemic restricted access to all forms of education, the aim of Amaqhawe is to explore how a model for inclusive education at GSB, logistically and paradigmatically.
The Collective is based on the following guiding insights and assumptions:
- The desire to learn demands the opportunity to learn.
- Through this inclusive learning project we contribute to transforming the GSB from being a stratified space to a space of colleague-ship.
- The institution already has the resources to fill the existing gap in education provision but what is required is a paradigm shift.
- Life-long learning can and necessarily needs to take on many forms.
Amaqhawe Learning Collective aims to explore a way of opening up the way we conceive of education by building curriculum for those who are inside the institution, yet not in the centre of it, by harnessing the resources that are already at hand. In response, the ALC co-developed three learning opportunities.
The first is a customised introductory computer competence course delivered by an Africanist social entreprise, Silulo Ulutho Technologies. The course runs over the course of 2 months and aims to familiarise participants with powering up a computer, MS Office, CV writing, email and searching the internet. The second is a customised 2-day workshop designed to guide participants to connect with and strengthen their innate ability for entrepreneurial thinking delivered by The Raymond Ackerman Academy for Entrepreneurial Development. The third is Money Wyze, an online money management course, designed as a MOOC but for offline facilitation.
The goals of the learning opportunities are for participants to:
- become familiar with using computers;
- develop skills in entrepreneurial thinking such that they can apply problem-solving in a diversity of contexts.
- learn to support each other on the learning journey;
- develop skills in linking innovations to necessary social, political and economic realities, and;
- shift institutional practice at GSB and Marriott.
The overall goal is to steward a shift within the education system in the institutional understanding of what education looks like, who deserves it and how it can be delivered.
Scope of Work
The Bertha Centre is seeking a consultant(s) with demonstrable experience in developing and delivering a strategic planning session and subsequent documentation for the Amaqhawe Learning Collective mid-term strategy.
Project Objectives and Activities
To develop and deliver a customized strategic planning session or the Amaqhawe Learning Collective mid-term strategy. This necessitates the following:
- Consultation with the Collective to establish needs and set up systems of co-creation;
- Designing a customised strategic session(s);
- Facilitation of the session (s);
- Finalise final documentation outcome of strategic planning session(s)
Possible Work Breakdown Structure
|#||Activity||Output / deliverable||Start date||End date|
Report on strategic objectives
|Feb 2019||Feb 2019|
|2||Design and facilitate strategic planning session(s)||Materials for facilitation||Feb/March 2019||March 2019|
|3||Documentation of mid-term strategy||Strategy document||March 2019||April 2019|