EQ, CANs, and reading via WhatsApp

Meet Ari Poyurs. His organisations Happy Schools provides training and content in Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and Character Development to schools, teachers and parents. Ari graduated in 2012 and has worked in the King David Schools system since 2015. Read Ari’s Mensch Thought Leader piece, or click here to read more about him.

Meet Isa Jacobson, one of the earliest members of the Community Action Network (CANs) which sprung to life as Covid lockdown hit South Africa. Isa took on the responsibility of co-ordinator of the Seaboard CAN which has, and continues to, work closely with the Gugulethu CAN, supporting projects and with emergency relief efforts. Read more about Isa’s work here.

Meet Pamela Kantor, the founder of Read For Hope, an organisation that creates meaningful change in the lives of children through a love of reading and learning, sparking their imaginations. During Covid, this passionate educator has been collecting stories read aloud by friends and family, WhatsApped to her, that she shares directly with learners. Read more about Pamela’s work here.

For more info or to join the Mensch Network: www.mensch.org.za or email jodi@mensch.org.za

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