Community service included in Rhodes course

first_imgRhodes University students are getting involved in weekly community service, which is the practical component of the Intetho ZoBomi philosophy course.Community service, part of the Intetho ZoBomi course, has a positive effect on primary school students. (Image: Rhodes University)Chili KierRhodes University has broken new ground by being one of the first tertiary institutions to introduce a weekly community service into one of its courses.The Intetho ZoBomi philosophy course gets students to mentor children from underprivileged schools.Intetho ZoBomi, which means existential conversations in isiXhosa, prompts students to question the society they live in and form opinions on issues such as racism or patriarchy so that they are equipped to dismantle it.The course encourages discussions on current issues too, such as service delivery or sexual violence. ZoBomi became a formally recognised subject at Rhodes in 2016, before which it was only available as a semester course.For the communityZoBomi is unusual because of the way in which it is structured. It includes the usual daily lectures and weekly tutorials, but it also offers community service hours at underprivileged schools in the surrounding area.Through getting involved in the local community, the course promotes unity and team building. (Image: Rhodes University)The community service component falls under the mandate of Service-Learning, which is focused on the mutual learning experience. The aim of Service-Learning is to combine meaningful service to the community with curriculum-based learning and critical reflection.Students take on two roles when doing community service. The first is mentorship, guiding children up to the age of 15 on academics, goals and ambitions in life and how it can be achieved.The second is to tutor children to improve their English skills. It aims to build a solid foundation on which the children can continue to hone their English writing and speaking abilities. The focus is on English because it is the language of instruction in most institutions and workplaces.Students praise the subjectA mentorship programme is facilitated by university students for matriculants as part of the Intetho ZoBomi course. (Image: Rhodes University)Annuschka Silence, a first year ZoBomi student is delighted with the subject. “ZoBomi created a space for me to relieve the stress from other subjects, because helping people helps me to feel at peace,” she said.Rhodes student and ZoBomi ZoBomi tutor, Phumelele Nkomozake encourages students to take the course as it not only helps underprivileged students to grasp tricky concepts, but it “provides an opportunity for introspection and self-discovery”.Through this course, university students are encouraged to take a second look at themselves and see how they can uplift others who may not have the same access to the basic facilities and resources.Sources: Rhodes UniversityWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Ohio Farm Bureau creates Financial Essentials workshops

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Retirement planning, financial risk management and farm transition planning are topics to be presented at several Farm Bureau Financial Essentials workshops scheduled in August and September.The workshops are designed to help mitigate the stress that comes from important questions regarding family, farm and business financial issues. The resources provided will help guide the path to financial security.Sponsoring organizations are Ohio Farm Bureau, Nationwide, Farm Credit Mid-America, Wright & Moore Law, numerous county Farm Bureaus and others. The sessions are free for members of Ohio Farm Bureau and cost $10 for nonmembers. A meal is included.The retirement sessions address how financial needs change during retirement, how the Social Security program and health care costs impact retirement, what long-term care is and the stresses it can create in retirement, how to leverage an adviser’s experience for comfort in retirement and how to be better prepared for this step in life.Financial risk management sessions will help build a better understanding of risks, teach strategies and solutions to mitigate risks, provide a basic understanding of insurance options available to protect an operation, help identify opportunities that can help grow the operation and how to be better prepared to manage a business for the future.The farm transition planning sessions will demonstrate the tools necessary to ensure the farm and family are ready for the transition, build confidence to manage the interpersonal, emotional, legal and business aspects effectively, show how to work effectively with advisers, CPAs and legal services and provide a framework to achieve the farm and family’s transition goals.Workshop information is listed below. Registration and more information is available at ofbf.org/financial-essentials or by calling the numbers listed.Retirement: 6 p.m., Aug. 8, Lima, 419-523-5874 6 p.m., Aug. 15, Paulding, 419-523-5874 6 p.m., Aug. 16, Strongsville, 440-877-0706 6 p.m., Sept. 5, Gibsonburg, 419-849-2128Financial Risk Management: 6 p.m., Sept. 6, Middlefield, 440-426-2195 6 p.m., Sept. 12, Warsaw, 740-452-2356 6 p.m., Sept. 17, Hartville, 330-456-4889Farm Transition: 8 a.m., Aug. 6, South Bloomfield, 740-474-6284 8 a.m., Aug. 21, Somerset, 740-452-2356 8 a.m., Aug. 23, Plain City, 740-363-1613.last_img read more

10 Things You Should Know Before Starting an Online Business

first_imgCEOs in Troubled Waters (with Myriam Joire from… Related Posts James Grills The internet is the biggest thing introduced to the millennial, and they are certainly making the most out of this advancement. Apart from using it solely as a tool or source of entertainment, the internet is now becoming the source of incoming for a majority of enthusiasts who are on a mission to do something creative, hence earn money using the creativity. This increasing trend of the internet has permitted the masses to earn money by way of previously non-existent channels. As a result, selling various products as well as services online has become a prevailing fashion for people to earn ample money. Furthermore, the advent of easy-to-handle website building platforms, as well as the omnipresence of social media, has helped these individuals to reach to a great number of people and sell their respective businesses.Starting an online business is neither a cakewalk nor rocket science. There are certain things that you are required to check to introduce your business on the biggest technical platform. If you are planning to sell your business online, here are a few things that you must know before giving your online business a launch: 1) Have a business plan.Before you begin to start your business on to the internet, you must find out an appropriate business plan. Proper planning of the business is essential for its success. Your business plan should include a niche in which you are going to work, at the same time, it must also give an insight into an idea of the possibility of the success that you are going to achieve. 2) Focus on the customer and understand the market.For transforming any business into successful trading, it is very important to master the skills of marketing and sales. Research all the demographics as well as psychographics of your potential customer base and keep a check on their buying habits. Also, watch your competitors indulge in dialogues with similar businesses, browse the websites of your competitors and try to comprehend the feedback of their customers on social media platforms. These strategies will help you to understand the market scenario. 3) Begin with a service and then move towards a product.Starting an online business means having more time than money. Thus, it is always recommended to begin with a service before actually thinking about a product. Get acquainted with your client base and then try to get better at your craft. Although this strategy is very time-consuming, you will be able to learn a lot about your biggest aspirations and deepest pain points while working on the same. Keep working on the service unless it achieves perfection and then prepares to launch your product.4) Pick the right product.Even after outlining the idea of the business and finding out the niche of your business, it is very important for you to be very particular about the type of the product that you are going to sell. This is a very important piece of information for all the individuals who are looking forward to launching their retail business online – pick the right products. If you are not the manufacturer of the product, choose a competent supplier to serve the purpose for you. 5) Domain name and site location.Once you are done mapping out the business idea and choosing the product, a good hosting provider shall come next in the list. After this, you can proceed to set up your very own website and begin with your online business. If you do not have any kind of knowledgeable experience on the domain name and site location, it is always suggested to pursue the advice of an expert. 6) Advertising is the key.A well-planned advertising strategy plays a key role in the overall growth and development of your business. Once all your ideas and products are ready for sale, you must make way for proper marketing as well as advertising strategies to promote your newly-established business. This strategy will help you expand your business to the next level. 7) The right use of social media.Marketing and advertising strategies could be well-executed by taking help from social media. Today, some social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are taken into use to market and promote many business ideas. Using the platform provided by social media, you can easily outreach your target customers. 8) Plan an email list.Starting and maintaining an email list is very important while you are setting up your business online. A number of business enthusiasts though begin with an email list, fail to maintain the same. Your email list should be well-maintained and regular. Using an email list, you would easily be able to connect with all your potential customers and prospects. Send all kinds of content-based emails to your contacts added in the email list. 9) Be quick with the email responses.Again, starting an email list might be a cakewalk, however maintaining it is not. You must, therefore, be prompt with all kinds of inquiries and questions sent in your email list. If someone sends you an online inquiry, you must be prompt enough to reply it at the earliest. Helping all your potential customers is very important for the sound growth of your business. 10) Maintenance of the business activity.Lastly, you must continue to figure out all the ways and means using which you can maintain your business in a sound manner. This process should always be a continuous process because maintaining your business is a refreshing act that makes your business running and evergreen. For this purpose, you must take care of all kinds of technical aspects of your online business such as maintenance of the website, promotional strategies, managing the company inventory, etc. All the other things that you must take care of while maintaining your business include making decisions about the new as well as discontinued products, the introduction of discounts, planning new strategies, etc.Every online business and entrepreneurship is a combination of guts and glory. There are highs and there are lows as well. While hustling for the reward, you must always remember that all these lessons would add to your experience of starting a business on a bigger platform. These ideas will surely improve and enhance the chances of startup success. Keep these things in mind, start with the best and prepare for the worst. Good luck. Digital Marketing Jobs in the Government Sectorcenter_img Trends Driving the Loyalty Marketing Industry What Nobody Teaches You About Getting Your Star… James Grills is a technical writer with a passion for writing on emerging technologies in the areas of mobile application development and IoT technology. He is a marketing advisor – currently associated with Cumulations Technologies a mobile app development company in India. last_img read more

The Hustler’s Playbook: Motivation Is Your Problem

first_imgMotivation is wanting something so badly that you are literally compelled to take action. Continuously. As if moved by some unseen force. Until you achieve what you want and set your sites on some new goal.What Moves YouMotivation means that your ambition literally launches you out of the bed in the morning, inspired to work on what is compelling you. It keeps you up late at night, working for hours on end, pursuing what it is that is driving you. When we say someone is “driven,” we are describing them in a way that is inaccurate. They aren’t “driven,” they are “being driven” by something so big, so important, and so compelling that it can’t be denied.When you are motivated, you can’t not do the work that moves you closer to what you want. No one has to ask you to do this work. You don’t need anyone to manage you, and most of what you do doesn’t need to be written down on a task list. You never need to be reminded. What motivates you consumes you. Nothing can stand between you and what motivates you.You Can’t Be MotivatedThere is a reason that no one can motivate you. That reason is this: no one can want something for you that you don’t want for yourself.Have you ever wanted something for someone who didn’t want it for themselves? Even though you wanted them to want for themselves what you could so plainly see was the right thing for them, they were completely unmoved. Unless or until this person changed and wanted for themselves what you wanted for them, they took no action.This makes motivation your problem. You have to spend the time discovering what you want and why you want it. You have to determine what is worth taking relentless, consistent action and persisting over time to obtain.If you are going to have ambition, what is the source? What are you willing to give yourself over to so much that you all know it to “drive” you?What can you not leave undone? Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Ailments slow down Gilas star

first_imgRobredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Victories over China and Iraq allowed the Filipinos to stay away from world power Australia, which could go on to clash with either New Zealand or defending champion China on the way to the title match.Standhardinger skipped the team’s practice on Saturday and watched his teammates in the shootaround on Sunday leading to the 9 p.m. clash with the winless Qataris.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe Fil-German’s injury cropped up on the day that the 6-foot-10 June Mar Fajardo finally joined the team in practice after sitting out the first two games because of a calf injury.Standhardinger has been a force in the middle for Gilas despite being only 6-foot-8, averaging 15.5 points and 6.5 rebounds. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Photo from Fiba.comWith the next Gilas Pilipinas game in the Fiba Asia Cup in Beirut not to happen until Wednesday at the earliest, Christian Standhardinger will have some time to recover from a severe stiff neck and a bruised shoulder.The Filipinos were to face Qatar at press time on Sunday night. Even with a loss, they will advance straight into the quarterfinals where they will clash with either Lebanon or Jones Cup tormentor South Korea for a place in the Final Four.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Albertos finish 1-2 DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul View commentslast_img read more

AFA hired firm to fly Argentina team without knowing name Of airline

first_imgArgentina’s Football Association hired a company that charters flights to transport superstar Lionel Messi and the rest of the national team for a World Cup qualifying game without knowing the name of the airline or the model of the plane, an official said Friday.The plane was the same British Aerospace 146 Avro RJ85 jet operated by Bolivia-based charter company LaMia that later crashed in Colombia, killing 71 people, including most of a Brazilian soccer team. (Also read: Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann to contest FIFA’s annual award)Argentine Football Association spokesman Miguel Hirsch said Friday the AFA was forced to look for options for a roundtrip Buenos Aires-Belo Horizonte flight after the plane they often use from the Andes airline was sent for technical revisions. The Associated Press had access to offer sheets that six companies presented. None mentioned the name of the airline. But the one that the AFA’s national team department chose for USD 99,000 was the cheapest one and the only one that did not provide the model of the plane. The second least expensive offer was about USD 3,000 less.”I suppose that since the AFA is going through financial troubles, it was a question of costs,” Hirsch said in an interview with The AP.”I suppose that these people went about it in the same way that you go about contacting a travel agency or looking in the internet and buying a ticket for Buenos Aires to New York,” he said. “You don’t check if Delta, American or Continental flight is a Boeing 777, you say – it’s a company, I know it, and it’s the best price.”advertisementBolivia’s Civil Aviation Authority on Thursday indefinitely suspended all flights operated by LaMia airlines amid reports its charter aircraft ran out of fuel moments before slamming into the Andes mountains on Monday.Many of the victims were players and coaches from Chapecoense, a small-town Brazilian soccer team that was headed to the finals of one of South America’s most prestigious tournaments after a fairy-tale season that had captivated their soccer-crazed nation.Argentina used the same aircraft before and after their 3-0 defeat to Brazil on Nov. 10 in Belo Horizonte for the qualifiers to Russia 2018.”Nothing happened, fortunately. But, obviously, within the AFA body, there has been a strong awareness of the risk that was taken,” Hirsch said. “This was a human error. It has been proven that the pilot was carrying less gas than he should. Possibly, that’s one of the reasons why the LaMia company charged less for its charters.”Led by Julio Grondona since the 1970s, the federation has been in an economic and governance crisis since the late FIFA senior vice president died in 2014.Hirsch said that in recent months and under its new leadership, the AFA has been in talks with Aerolineas Argentinas to strike a deal so that the country’s flagship carrier can fly the national team.last_img read more

Texas Safety Commit Jamile Johnson Seems Unphased By Tim Irvin’s Flip To Auburn

first_imgTexas lost All-American Tim Irvin to Auburn after an official visit to the SEC power over the weekend, but one of the Longhorns’ other highly touted defensive back recruits doesn’t think it’s a big deal. Jamile Johnson, a three-star safety from Dallas, tweeted about Irvin’s flip, and doesn’t seem worried about the loss.So Tim Irvin is Gone Huh ! Cool ! #HookEm— Badger Jr. #⃣3⃣ (@MilJohnson) January 18, 2015Johnson’s also been retweeting numerous Texas fans’ words of encouragement after the news. miljohnsonRTTexas’ recruiting class is currently ranked 12th in the nation, even after the recent string of decommitments. All things considered, Charlie Strong is doing a good job of replenishing the talent in Austin.last_img read more