Puku initiative brings Teachers into the Digital Age

An exciting new initiative by Puku and the ValueEd learning platform will train teachers on digital skills which are essential to navigating the plethora of internet-enabled technologies that will be native to future learners. The partnership between Puku and ValueEd is set to upskill a cohort of teachers by providing them access to the latest trends and insights in subjects that are beneficial to trainee teachers entering the 21st Century classroom. Courses on social media, emotional intelligence, bullying prevention and many others will be hosted by experienced speakers in real time allowing for authentic engagement with the subject-matters.

Puku as an advocate for literature and literacy in Mother-tongue languages sees this as a natural extension of the mandate to get more children reading.

Prof MV Mzamane Commemoration

The late Professor Mbulelo Vizikhungo Mzamane was many things, including a senior advisor to former presidents Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki and JacobZuma. President Mandela described him as a “visionary leader and one of South Africa‚Äôs greatest intellectuals.” On the literary front, multilingual African literature was his field and passion. He worked closely with African luminaries …

Elinor Sisulu Receives SA Literary Award

Elinor Sisulu, founder and Executive Director of Puku was pleased to receive the South African Literary Awards Chairperson’s Achievement Certificate and Trophy for outstanding work in the Children’s Literature space over many years as an author, advocate for indigenous languages and as an activist for inclusion in children’s access to books. The prestigious ceremony was …