Phuti Ragophala

I am a multi award winner, former principal of Pula Madibogo Primary School now an online educator. Recently I was nominated by international foundation, Varkey Foundation in United Kingdom, as Top 50 Global Teacher Prize 2017, where we got honoured in DUBAI MARCH 2017 during GLOBAL EDUCATORS SKILLS FORUM for the enormous and monumental work done inteaching in South Africa and Africa as a whole..

I am now (VTA) Varkey Teacher Ambassador where I am in the fore front of advocating and encouraging young and upcoming educators about teaching as a career hence shortage of educators, high rate of educator retirement both nationally and internationally.

Beside that I am Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer through Microsoft In Education where I train and workshop educators on (CPTD) Continuous Professional Teacher Development based on digital teaching and learning through Webinars and Skype teaching. I also conduct reading projects on line with community learners and engage them on skype to do reading with international schools and educators as part of global collaborative projects. As such this makes them Global citizens who are not limited by the walls of the classroom.

I also do free community work by conducting reading clubs and offering ICT skills to community learners on Saturdays from my home. To the community women and pensioners , I offer free skills on how to, for instancem produce green vegetables using old car tyres.

I am ambassador to various teaching organisations: Centre for Public Service Innovation nationally,SACE nationally, Microsoft IN Education inter nationally, Varkey Teacher Ambassador internationally, Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya ambassador Africa Federation of Teaching Regulatory Authorities(AFTRA) ambassador in Africa. Recently I was nominated to attend 6th World Education Congress in Taj Land End Mumbai India to receive Education Leadership Award in November 2017.