Glenrose Mashigo

Glenrose Mashigo is an Open Learning Academy Teaching Assistant at Hazyview Digital Learning Centre (HDLC). Severely critical of the poor English tuition she received in High School, as well as the complete dearth of digital skills literacy, Glenrose is on a mission to ensure that young people in her community have access to learning that is exciting and relevant.

Glenrose (right) with Lungile during a team building session at Hazyview Digital Learning Centre.

Glenrose (right) with Lungile during a team building session at Hazyview Digital Learning Centre.

Here are five things you might not have known about Glenrose:

1. The X Chromosome is out and about: Glenrose is one of seven girls, and has a daughter herself

2. Glenrose started at HDLC as an ICDL Facilitator for adult learners, but during her spare time, we often found her under the Digital Tree of Knowledge, patiently interacting with young children who were being exposed to tablets for the first time. Shortly after, Glenrose moved to the Open Learning Academy permanently

3. Glenrose is a huge fan of Steven Seagal movies: fast-paced and action-packed

4. Glenrose has completed her ICDL Core and is studying for her ICDL Advanced. She is the only Facilitator to work with the adolescent children from the Hosanna Orphans and Vulnerable Children Programme on ICDL modules

5. After a rocky start to her 20’s, Glenrose is happy to have found her passion and wants to go on to study to become a teacher. Her advice to the young people of this community where she herself was born:

“Don’t ever give up – be proud of the person you are.”

Glenrose where she's happiest: teaching under the Tree.

Glenrose where she’s happiest: teaching under the Tree.

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