Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Make your swipes count - with a My School card

SchoolNet SA has officially been listed as a beneficiary of the "My School My Village My Planet" programme. This means that every time one of our supporters shops at a partner store, and swipes his or her "My School" card, we get a small contribution - without our supporters spending a cent more.


The MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet fundraising programme is one of South Africa’s biggest community programmes. It raises more than R6 million rand a month for schools, charities and organisations, by partner stores making a contribution, on behalf of the supporter, towards the beneficiary they have selected.

SchoolNet SA already offers professional development and support to teachers and learners from under-resourced schools to help them make better use of digital tools to enhance education. Our plan is to put the money we raise through the My School programme towards supporting the professional development of additional teachers, who are not currently supported through one of our projects. 

How can you help?

  • If you don't already have a My School Card - sign up online here. It is easy and free.
  • If you are already a My School Card holder - you can change your beneficiary to be SchoolNet SA, or you can add SchoolNet SA to your current beneficiaries by updating your details here (you can support up to three beneficiaries).
  • Go cardless! Support your beneficiaries without having an actual "My School Card" by downloading the My School Card app here
  • Remember to tap, swipe and support every time you shop at a My School Card partner.


Monday, 10 December 2018

MIE Exerts - Have you completed the missions to attend the Global E2 in Paris?


The Microsoft Global E2 event is taking place in Paris, France in April 2019. This week the South African/ Lesotho Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts will be selected to attend this prestigious Forum based on having completed certain missions over the past few months.


We have been impressed to see how many MIE Experts have taken up the challenge of sharing learning activities on the Microsoft Educator Community; participating in the #Skypeathon and running #HourofCode sessions for their learners. It has been great to see teachers sharing what they are doing in their classrooms on Twitter and Facebook.

In order for the team for Paris to be selected, MIE Experts from South Africa and Lesotho who have completed the missions are requested to apply here by midnight on Wednesday 12 December 2018. As part of this form you will be required to include a link to either a Sway or a video that includes your evidence of having completed the missions.


Please note: 
  • The E2 Paris opportunity is only available to MIE Experts who have NOT attended a previous Global E2 Event. 
  • There is no field in the application form for the link to the Sway or video that contains your evidence of completing the missions - so please insert the link in the same field as your name. 
  • Ensure that the sharing permission for your Sway or video is set to allow "anyone with a link" to view it. If we can't view your evidence - we can't consider your entry for the E2 Paris opportunity.
Well done to all of the MIE Experts who have taken on the challenge of completing the E2 Missions. We look forward to Microsoft announcing  the South African/ Lesotho team to attend the Global E2 in Paris on Friday 14 December 2018.