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Communication is the business of schools in Africa

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Excellent communication lies at the heart of any excellent school. Modern education has become much more than just books, blackboards and homework. For a school, being able to bridge the gap between the school and its parents plays a critical role in the success of a learner’s schooling journey. d6 provides a solution that communities can use to notify and alert, coordinate and organise, and interact with parents. 

Willem Kitshoff, CEO of d6 Group (a valued member of ADESSA), explains: “The quality of education delivered is always dependent on a school being run as effectively and efficiently as possible in all respects. If communication to all stakeholders is not managed well, the learning will be jeopardised. So far, in South Africa and other African countries such as Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe, for example, d6 helps approximately 2 700 schools to operate effectively.”

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Willem Kitshoff, CEO of d6 Group

d6’s Communications offering is a software solution designed to simplify not just school-parent communication but the entire school community. Through a multi-channel (d6 app, email and SMS) communication platform, all users can be alerted at the touch of a button to school news, calendar events, useful resources, a gallery and accurate contact data. This enables the school to send the right message to the right audience no matter what their preferred communication channel is.

“We developed the d6 communication platform primarily to improve communication shortcomings. Some of the benefits of the communication platform are: eliminating the use of disparate systems, ensuring the sending out of communication is optimised by being sent via multiple distribution channels, and being ensured of compliance with data policies and regulations.  It is d6’s mission to enable schools to focus on their passion for education by simplifying a school’s management and communication process,” adds Kitshoff.

Effectively Selling to Schools Workshop

If your business is focused on selling to schools, this is the once-a-year event you need to attend to be equipped to more effectively reach schools. This exclusive event (arranged by SchoolAdvisor) will unveil strategies from speakers with real success stories of cracking open one of the toughest markets – the school market.

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Peter Morgan – SchoolAdvisor

SchoolAdvisor is a strategic partner of ADESSA and so all ADESSA members will receive a 10% discount upon registration.

All 5 speakers will be talking from real experience and will provide you with hands-on tips and strategies on selling to schools.

  • Social media expert, Jean Vermeulen, will explain how you can use social media to successfully reach schools.
  • Karri CEO, Douglas Hoernle, will reveal how Karri successfully launched a new product into the school market.
  • Educational investor, Dries Mellet, will give his perspective on the education industry from the eye of an investor.
  • Former DF Malan headmaster, Rian Truter, will elaborate on why it’s about so more than just the profit bottom line.
  • SchoolAdvisor CEO, Peter Morgan, will help you understand the SA school market and share new trends affecting school purchasing.

Companies looking for fresh ideas and new strategies are sure to benefit from attending this highly-anticipated annual event. The event will close with wine tasting and networking. View full details.

Date: Thursday 20 Sept 2018

Start: 09:00 for 09:30 – 16:00

(a 9 am for 09:30 start gives JHB attendees a chance to fly in on the morning)

Venue: Beyerskloof Wine Farm – Stellenbosch (Google Maps)

Cost: R2,950 (includes lunch, tea/coffee/snacks, wine tasting)

NOTE: There are only 12 tickets remaining.

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