What do you get when you take 185 Grade 7 students to a Corporate Office Park? You get DELOITTE Talent and Transformation IMPACT DAY!
Deloitte joined hands with Kutitiva Foundations School’s Project into the Olievenhoutbosch Community.
Wide-eyed and excited, the learners filed in through the large front doors with little gasps heard at the size and how “smart” it was. On passing the bicycle on display in the entrance, one student said: “My dream car!”
The prep by the Deloitte team was thorough, and they were waiting with an organised name tag system. They had breakfast in the courtyard while teachers were treated to coffee and breakfast. The main auditorium caused yet another gasp and made the learners feel SO important as they sat with expectation!
A warm welcome by Alison Jackson – Impact Day Champion for Talent and Transformation, was followed by Sandy Willard – Head of Learning and Events introduction, with an energising, heart-felt, motivational talk and activity engaging students by Associate Director – Dr. Rutendo Hwindingwi.
We divided the learners into 3 Training Rooms where the Kutitiva Foundation Team presented an interactive 90-minute training workshop on personal Learning Styles with practical examples of study techniques from “Reflective Educational Perspectives™”.The Deloitte Team were amazing with facilitating group discussions, followed by a thought-provoking activity set up by their team. One young learner was crying as she wrote about her Hero -her brother.
After a nutritious lunch, a motivational speaker wrapped up the day’s fun program in the auditorium.
To the teachers’ surprise, Deloitte presented each educator with a tablet! A few were in tears, and one teacher kept taking her gift out and covering her mouth with disbelief!
Deloitte has also invested with Kutitiva Foundation’s Olievenhoutbosch Schools Project beyond Impact Day, sponsoring 20 students and 16 teachers with assessments and training workshops.
The assessments and workshops equip teachers and students in personal and team development, study techniques, classroom management skills, and resilience skills building.
Thank you, Deloitte, for linking hands with us with your Talent and Transformation team to impact young lives and develop a community!