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Real World Commonalities- Shared Experiences from a South African Social Worker & an Early Childhood Expert

June 1, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm CDT

Join us for this year’s International Day of the Child! We invite all from near and far to bring your questions and comments, as we learn about the strength-based approach to the current challenges within the social work and early childhood sectors in South Africa, and how they continue to build resilience and embrace hope for change.

About the Speakers

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Bertha Muchadeyi is the Vulnerable Programs Manager as well as the Social Work Manager for Rays of Hope an NPO celebrating 30 years of working in the community of Alexandra Township. Rays of Hope is a ministry arm of Rosebank Union Church. Bertha completed a Diploma in Education (High School teaching) from the University of Zimbabwe and a Bachelor of Social Work Hons from the University of South Africa. She holds various certificates in counseling and Child Protection. She recently completed and was accredited as an International Value-Based Leadership Facilitation through the Ki Leadership Institute.


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Kerri-Lee Schneider is the Head of the Department of Early Childhood Education Studies (ECES) at STADIO, Faculty of Education, School of Education (SSoE) in Johannesburg South Africa. Her work involves helping to educate and train highly qualified teachers for the diverse, complex, and rewarding spheres of early childhood care and education (birth to age 5). Kerri-Lee holds a Master’s in Education Degree, Honours Degree (Cam Laude) in Education, and Bachelor of Education Degree in Education with a specialization in Early Childhood Education and Foundation Phase (Grades R-3) from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg South Africa. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Curriculum design, development, and implementation for initial teacher education qualifications in early childhood care and education. 


June 1, 2022
11:00 am - 12:30 pm CDT




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