Siyavula is a social enterprise intent on sustainably driving an innovative education agenda, to address the myriad challenges faced by educators around the world and to restore a love for learning and teaching.
A key requirement to fulfilling this mission is enabling the provision of localised, relevant, up-to-date learning experiences when, where and how they are required. In this spirit the activities that Siyavula conducts are built on three pillars: community, technology and openness, with a view to improving education at all levels and in all areas.
We subscribe to the philosophy outlined in the Cape Town Open Education Declaration, to deliver on our mission:
We are on the cusp of a global revolution in teaching and learning. Educators worldwide are developing a vast pool of educational resources on the Internet, open and free for all to use. These educators are creating a world where each and every person on earth can access and contribute to the sum of all human knowledge. They are also planting the seeds of a new pedagogy where educators and learners create, shape and evolve knowledge together, deepening their skills and understanding as they go. — Excerpt from Cape Town Open Education Declaration
Siyavula is an organisation that embraces a spirit of cooperation, collaboration, and learning in all our work.