Impact of teacher training

Research is showing that our courses have had an enormous impact on Arts and Culture teaching and learning.

I was discouraged when I was told that I had to teach arts and culture but now I can see the way forward...  - Maleepile Gladys Kebautlwile

  • Training held at Maselspoort, an ideal landscape venue
  • Learning landscape painting
  • getting to grips with the basics

The numbers of learners directly benefiting grows constantly year-by-year. According to Education Department District officials, in the period from 1999 to 2005, approximately 58 000 learners were directly affected by teachers who have gone through our courses. Our follow-up research indicates, as well, that many of these teachers, in turn pass on skills and knowledge to their colleagues. Some of our teachers subsequent to their Imbali course are requested by their Districts to run workshop training.

From 2006 to 2011 we have nearly doubled the number of teachers that we have trained and it is estimated that 116 000 learners have been directly benefited.

From our craft students and teachers

‘I am proud about this school because they give me more skills so that I can do many things. I would like to thank my facilitators for everything that they have done for me all year. They have given me life skills too. Imbali Visual Literacy Project is so good it helps many people. I love art and design.’ Nduvhuwo Makhumisane