The 2019 AGM of ADESSA was a huge success. Many members attended in person and others Zoomed in from different parts of the country to hear the main speaker, Brian Schreuder (Head of Department of the WCED), giving an inspiring talk about the approach of the Western Cape Education Department towards education.
The WCED’s transformational strategy has two pillars: e-learning and a “transform to perform” philosophy. Mr Schreuder highlighted the role that the private sector can play in providing good quality content and invited ADESSA to continue its discussions with the province.
Henry Kavuma of the DBE then spoke about the SONA ICT
Commitment of the President and in very clear terms spelled out the critical
role that ADESSA will play in the future to assist the DBE to execute its five-year
After years of working behind the scenes to boost our membership and to build good relationships with the decision makers of education, it is satisfying to see that our efforts are paying off and that ADESSA is now poised to play a significant role in the furtherance of good education in South Africa. Our members are thrilled at the prospects that this opportunity opens for them.
ADESSA is proud to have been part of a highly successful elearning event, hosted by the Cape Winelands Education District of the Western Cape Education Department at the new Somerset High school in Worcester.
Nineteen ADESSA members exhibited their products and services; each one was given a classroom in which to display, demonstrate and present a variety of technology tools for education. About 200 principals, teachers and education department officials stayed till late to visit all the exhibits.
The SG of the Western Cape Education Department, Brian Schreuder, warmly thanked ADESSA and the exhibitors for the valuable contribution they are making to education in general and for contributing to the success of the elearning event.
In a bold move, the Western Cape Education Department (WCED), conducted a workshop with the theme Relevance and Impact of Technology – How Do We Measure It? in Cape Town on Saturday, 15 September 2018. Delegates were invited from four sectors: school principals, WCED officials, academics and the business sector. The latter sector was co-ordinated by ADESSA.
Twelve members of ADESSA attended the event and had the opportunity to discuss challenges, and ways in which the business sector can assist the department to ensure that technology has the desired impact.
This workshop was promised to be only the first in a series of such workshops, during which ADESSA will explore the best way for its members to form meaningful partnerships with education.
ADESSA is proud to be a strategic partner of EduWeek Africa 2018, and it gives us pleasure to post the following message on their behalf:
Engage – Inspire – Advance
We are expecting a bigger audience this year with an estimate of 5 500 attendees to show up for this 2-day event. Not only will you be able to recognise your target audience through our lanyards colour branding, you’ll also have the opportunity to have a group of selected target audience brought to your stand for an activation session. For more details on this please contact our talented sales team.
Registrations officially opened last week, here are some current visitor statistics and insights :
53% of registrants are from Private institutions
72% hold direct purchasing authority or influence
Sector interest is as follows: Early Childhood Development (45%), Basic Education (63%), TVET & Higher Education (51% and Inclusive Education (56%).
Networking with industry leaders is an important function of EduWeek. Meet and greet companies from your selected client list, which can be sent to our marketing team and we’ll invite them for you. Not only do you gain market research but also a higher conversion rate through face to face meetings.
EduWeek is the perfect platform for forming new partnerships and growing your business through new clients and increasing your ROI through F2F meetings.
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The strategic partnership with EduWeek has worked well for ADESSA. Many of our members exhibited at the event, and a number of other exhibitors showed great interest in the activities of ADESSA. We hope to welcome some of them on board in the near future.