Excited about their inspiring potential and aware of the high demand for Fourth Industrial Revolution skills in our digital economy, Flying Cows of Jozi offers professional and personal development to young digitally skilled teachers to become the #4IRSA change agents that the basic education sector so desperately needs.
Through work-experience projects in the digital education sector, mindfulness programmes and Nia classes we strengthen the four types of intelligence, mind, heart, body & soul, that World Economic Chairman Klaus Schwab stresses are needed to successfully meet the challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Flying Cows of Jozi offers organisations in the digital education sector support with the curation & development of digital education content, the design & delivery of digital skills training as well as implementation & support of school computer centres.
Flying Cows of Jozi is a division of Bamboo Rock, the ICT consulting, training and interim management company owned by Josine Overdevest that for the past 15 years has successfully developed and executed projects connecting people and technology, together with partners from different parts of society.
Flying Cows of Jozi engages students and graduates both in the execution of digital education projects and in placements with companies in the ICT industry where Flying Cows of Jozi takes responsibility for the recruitment, mentoring and induction into the workplace.
Currently Flying Cows of Jozi works with 4th year and Honours BEd students who specialise in ICT in Education.
Working on Flying Cows of Jozi projects, the students earn a fair hourly rate which contributes to their study and living expenses. For the professional and personal development of the students Flying Cows of Jozi looks to develop the four different types of intelligence needed in the Fourth Industrial Revolution as identified by Klaus Schwab in his book with on the subject . This will build confidence and a sense of personal agency to empower these young people to step forward into an exciting career in the digital economy.
Some student feedback:
“Being employed by Flying Cows of Jozi means my ideas are heard and respected and I’m allowed to build them with the guidance of your experience”. Listen to student feedback on What it means to be a Flying Cow of Jozi here and here or by clicking on the sound-cloud links below.
Our main clients are organisations that work in the digital education space developing and supplying resources to the (basic) education sector. This is a key area of expertise and experience which Bamboo Rock has developed over the past 15 years.
- (Digital) educational publishers who create and distribute digital learning materials and train teachers on the use of their digital publications
- Suppliers of digital education solutions (hardware and software) this includes school computer centres, learner management systems (LMS) and Virtual Reality solutions to name a few.
- Large corporates who through their Corporate Social Investment (CSI) programmes invest in implementing ICT solutions in the (basic) education sector. These solutions include teacher digital development programmes and online content platforms.
- Not-for-Profit Organisations (NPOs) in the education sector that offer digital content and training programmes incl maths & sciences support for teachers and learners.
Flying Cows of Jozi assists these organisations with the curation & development of digital education content, the design & delivery of digital skills training as well as the implementation & support of school computer centres.
We find that our clients are pleasantly surprised by the skills and knowledge of the Flying Cows of Jozi and are also excited about the energy and fun they bring.
Some client feedback:
“Congratulate the team on the excellent work done. We are incredibly impressed” – Cambridge University Press
“I wish the Flying Cows could work with us in the ICT centres” – Department of Basic Education District Teacher Development Centre Manager