Phuti Ragophala, Polokwane, South Africa
Phuti, the former principal of Pula Madibogo Primary School began her own community reading program after she retired. Open to children in her immediate neighborhood, Phuti has between 25-30 students who come to her home for two hours each Saturday morning for English, reading and technology lessons. Julie attended the opening ceremony during her trip to Polokwane in August 2017. We plan to regularly Skype together and continue our reading and technology lessons from both continents. Phuti and Julie are both Microsoft Innovative Expert Educators and met at the Global Educator Conference in Barcelona, Spain in 2014.