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Project Report | Feb 28, 2024
Founders' Gift Project Report - February 2024

By Graham Moore | Executive Director: Sustainability

TSIBA - Celebrating 20 Years of Impact
TSIBA - Celebrating 20 Years of Impact

On the 27th February this year (2024) TSIBA celebrated its 20th year, a birthday shared  fortuitously each year on World NGO day.  Besides the twenty years of impact, for which we remain immensely proud,  the date was celebrated for another important reason. Our 20th anniversary was celebrated at TSIBA Ndabeni, our new and fully owned campus in Cape Town, South Africa, funded in part through the TSIBA Founders’ Gift campaign. 

The acquisition of, and migration to TSIBA Ndabeni marks the culmination of a dream which began in 2004 and for the first time in the history of this institution we have commenced the academic year at a campus which comfortably accommodates our cohort of over six hundred registered students, and which has the capacity to accommodate up to one thousand students.  For the funding and donations-in-kind we have received from our generous South African and International donors, the campus is  also equipped with new and state of the art technology to enable on-campus learning, and enabling our students to consistently engage with technology that will prepare them for economic citizenship in the digital economy when they leave as graduates. 

Having migrated relatively recently to the new campus (in July of 2024) the focus of the Campus project and Founders’ Gift funding campaign was on ensuring that the campus interior was fit-for-purpose as a tertiary learning institution. For the most part, and but for some additional furniture requirements, this has been accomplished. TSIBA was also blessed to have received an additional USD$ 96 154.00 through GlobalGiving in December of 2023. While we remain short of our GlobalGiving fundraising target of USD$ 1 000 000 target, the USD$ 200 160.00 raised to date has been significant. We also recognise that as a Capital Campaign, the full target is a long term objective, and one which TSIBA will continue to strive for over the next three  to five years.

With the campus interior (mostly) complete TSIBA has shifted its focus to the landscaping and external spaces surrounding the campus building and classrooms.  As  Audrey Hepburn (1929 - 1993) once quoted “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow”.  It is in this spirit that we turn our attention to our external spaces, but also to provide an on-campus physical representation of the critical connection between the natural environment, business and business education. In our vision, our gardens and external spaces should create  appealing space for students to relax in and be inspired, in particular as many of our students do not experience such spaces within the communities from which they emerge. Such spaces provide important learning for the respect of, and appreciation for, the natural environment. For a business school, and in terms of the crucial connection between environment and business, the particular focus area of SDG 12, such a perspective is more important now than ever.

And so, our invitation to celebrate our 20th birthday called for the TSIBA community to visit campus, see it, meet our students and staff and enjoy a free coffee. The invitation also included a call by “bringing an indigenous plant as a gift to TSIBA on it’s birthday”.  We are very grateful that many plants and a beautiful indigenous Water Pear ( Syzygium Guineense) tree was donated by members of the incredible community who support us, and who generously donated plants to our “Campus in a Garden” project. With one more dream fulfilled, that of fully owning our own campus, another has emerged. We once dreamed of having campus gardens, now we dream of having a Campus in a Garden. As we grow into our new space we look forward to watching our Campus in a Garden unfold as we aim to inspire business education and students who aspire to learn and study here.  

TSIBA - Growing trees for the future
TSIBA - Growing trees for the future
TSIBA - Bring a 20th Birthday Plant Day
TSIBA - Bring a 20th Birthday Plant Day

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TSiBA Education NPC

Location: Cape Town, Western Province - South Africa
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Twitter: @TSIBAed
Project Leader:
Gia Whitehead
Cape Town , Western Province South Africa
$200,160 raised of $1,000,000 goal
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