Disrupting African Education at the core of Annual Fundi Education Forum

On 29th October 2018 at the Sandton International Convention Centre the 2nd annual Fundi Education Forum, in partnership with The African Presidential Leadership Centre (APLC), will bring together former heads of African states, educators, business leaders, billionaires, students and innovators to discuss disruptive ideas in an effort to solve some of the challenges facing education and learning in Africa.

The collective experience of former Beninese President Mr. Nicephore Soglo, former Tanzanian President Mr Jakaya Kikwete, former Kenyan Prime Minister Mr Raila Odinga and South African politician and former President Mr. Kgalema Motlanthe, is invaluable institutional knowledge that will guide conversations at the Fundi Education Forum 2018 about how the stakeholders interested in improving education in Africa can build partnerships and collaborations that allow them to leverage each other’s strengths.

The Fundi Education Forum is a platform that is focused on bringing together the stakeholders in the education sector to collaborate, learn, support and propose solutions that puts a learner at the centre of solutions designed to improve education on the continent. This platform will positively inform and influence education policies and practice across Africa so that we may continue the encouraging path ahead. The quality of Africa’s knowledge economy has a direct impact on the development of its human capital. Fundi recognizes education as an enabler for economic growth in the multiple education systems that make up the continent. This year’s theme is centered on Disrupting African Education and encourages role players in education, business leaders, innovators to make a meaningful contribution to the academic landscape in Africa.

“This year’s theme is a true reflection of our ability to be forward-thinking as a business, looking into the future of education and finding solutions that we can foster today for future success. Disrupting African Education aims to come up with bold and effective solutions that will play a key role in changing the face of education on the African continent,” says Fundi CMO, Mala Suriah

The forum will discuss educational topics that encompass the whole spectrum of challenges facing education and opportunities in education in Africa namely disrupting African education, collaboration and partnerships, African free trade zone, innovation around the successes and pitfalls of digital evolution in education, the changing workforce and changing vocation in a digital economy and the digital vs. generational divide.

“The chosen topics aim to stimulate thought provoking discussions, debates and ideas in education. The speakers are drawn from diverse disciplines including education, and their great contribution will assist in garnering solutions and ensure to push our annual educational forum to even greater heights,” concludes Suriah.

Fundi is a South African brand that exists to relentlessly play its role in meeting the challenges of Africa’s learning and education challenges. Fundi believes that education and life-long learning is a key success factor for Africa’s critical issues and opportunities. The Fundi Education Forum is a not to be missed event for public sector executives, business, educators and innovators in education.

Fundi is Africa’s leading finance and education fund management expert. The company’s purpose is to help others realise their purpose. It is positioning its brand as Africa’s single source for all services that enable the education and learning journey.

Fundi’s innovative solutions span across finance and education loans; end to end bursary administration; and cashless digital devices for students. These solutions include a full range of supportive educational services. Fundi’s solutions aim to reduce administration hassles and increase productivity for students, parents, bursars and institutions. A seamless customer experience is the company’s intended strategy.

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