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THE EDUCATION FACULTY

ABOUT THE EDUCATION FACULTY

“I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn” (Albert Einstein). In true Einstein style the Faculty of Education creates a space where advisers and learners are given an opportunity to build a meaningful relationship. The purpose is to assist students to realise their maximum potential through communication and information exchanges with their adviser. It is ongoing and is one of mutual engagement, commitment and dedication. The education faculty advisors are here to build a relationship with students as well as be a resource of knowledge and academic counsel.

We thank you for giving us the privilege of taking this journey with you.

Head of Faculty

Kantha Chetty

I have extensive knowledge in the fields of education, policy development, diversity, teamwork, assessment, evaluation and management. This knowledge directly informs my ability to manage a team of academic advisers in the Faculty of Education. I was a recipient of two prestigious scholarships, TELP and Spencer Foundation Fellowship. My research areas focus on issues of social justice in education. Being the vice president of a non-profit organisation reflects my passion for supporting communities in need. There are many challenges in the education sector and I believe I can address a small part by reaching out and supporting students.

KALAYVANI BABURAM (DENNEL)

Job title: Academic Adviser
Qualification: Early Childhood Development

Bio: 
My previous work experiences included training and development for adults.

My highlight is finally having a career right here at the Academic Advising Centre, which integrates my passion for teaching, learning and Early Childhood Development. The AAC has allowed me to incorporate my skills of developing young minds and the opportunity to impart practical knowledge to students. Studying further does not have an age limit and the thing I love most about my job is that I am exposed to students from an array of different cultures, backgrounds and walks of life. I have an opportunity to make a positive impact on assisting students to achieve their study goals every day with each and every call.

SAMINA KARRIM

Job title: Academic Adviser
Qualification: Bachelor of Education, Nursing Auxiliary, and TEFL

Bio: 
I have taught Intermediate and Senior Phase learners (Grade 4-7) for 3 years. I have completed a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) course and taught English as a foreign language to Chinese students.

The education sector has always been of interest to me. After having worked in schools with learners, I wanted to be involved in mentoring future teachers and thereby improving the quality of teaching and learning

SANTANA BUYS

Job title: Academic Adviser
Qualification: Bachelors degree in English and Psychology

Bio: 
I have experience in conducting training workshops, which promote ‘positive attitude through change’. I was deeply inspired to continue a career in the education sector after completing my research in English Literature. I hope to attain my Master’s Degree in English Literature.

I am passionate about creating positive change in people’s lives and encouraging a mind-set that is geared toward enhancing one’s life through education. I am interested in learning as much as I can as an academic adviser and assisting students to complete and further their education.

SIPHO MAZIBUKO

Job title: Academic Adviser
Qualification: BSc Mathematics & Applied Mathematics

Bio: 
I have been a part of Hawu! Project as a mentor and enjoyed helping and motivating students with science projects. I have worked in different fields, which have prepared me for my role as an academic adviser.

My personal experiences encouraged me to motivate students to develop a liking for Mathematics and make them believe they can achieve anything they put their mind to.

TASHLYN ROBSON

Job title: Academic Adviser
Qualification: Early Childhood Development, Teaching Remedial Learning, and Cultural Care Au pair School – Child Care

Bio: 
I specialise in Early Childhood development advising on the Diploma in Grade R teaching. My qualifications and Au pair experience inspired me to want a career in the Education sector. Being a part of the AAC and education sector enables me to continue to learn and grow as an individual. Helping students every day is very fulfilling.