A Journey Towards Empowering Educators

By AfriBlocks Network on March, 20 2024
A Journey Towards Empowering Educators
AfriBlocks Network
AfriBlocks Network

Cherith Wareley, a passionate 26-year-old high school teacher and tech enthusiast from Cape Town, is on a mission to revolutionize education through the fusion of business and technology. Currently pursuing her Master’s in Computer-Integrated Education at UP, Cherith’s journey embodies a dedication to reshaping the educational landscape, especially in underserved communities.

Inspiration Behind Digitisd

Cherith Wareley's journey into entrepreneurship was fueled by a deep-seated desire to empower educators. As a dedicated high school teacher, Cherith witnessed firsthand the challenges faced by her colleagues in professional development. Striving to bridge the gap between education and technology, she envisioned a platform that seamlessly integrates innovative technology into teacher training, providing educators with access to relevant, engaging, and impactful content. This vision laid the foundation for Digitisd, a platform aimed at revolutionizing teacher education experiences and elevating the teaching profession.

Excitement in Revolutionizing Teacher Development

The inspiration to launch Digitisd sprouted from a profound desire to empower educators,” Cherith explained. “As a teacher, I experienced firsthand the challenges in professional development. I envisioned a platform that seamlessly integrates technology into teacher training, fostering a community where educators can access relevant, engaging, and impactful content.”

Cherith’s excitement about Digitisd lies in its potential to revolutionize teacher development. “Witnessing the impact on educators’ lives and subsequently on the quality of education is incredibly motivating,” she shared. “Digitisd is not just a platform; it’s a catalyst for positive change in the education landscape.”

Navigating Team Growth Challenges

Building a team that shares her passion for education and understands the transformative potential of their platform has been a significant challenge for Cherith. “Finding individuals with a blend of educational insight and technological acumen has been crucial,” she emphasized. “Ensuring that Digitisd remains rooted in the needs of teachers while leveraging innovative solutions is paramount.” Cherith emphasizes the importance of maintaining a team culture centered around a shared commitment to their mission. Despite the challenges, Cherith remains optimistic about the future growth of the Digitisd team.

Strategic Scaling Plans

Looking to the future, Cherith has a clear plan for scaling the Digitisd team. Strategic recruitment will be key, as she seeks individuals who bring diverse perspectives and skills to the table. Maintaining a cohesive team culture and a shared commitment to our mission will be a priority,” she noted. “Collaboration and a collective dedication to advancing education will drive the growth of the Digitisd team.”

Words of Wisdom for Aspiring Founders

Reflecting on her entrepreneurial journey, Cherith offers valuable advice for aspiring founders. Embracing challenges as opportunities for growth, staying deeply connected to one's mission, and cultivating resilience are essential traits for success. Cherith emphasizes the importance of surrounding oneself with a supportive network and seeking advice when needed. “Embrace challenges as opportunities for growth,” she advised. “Stay deeply connected to your mission, and let it guide your decisions. Cultivate resilience, as the entrepreneurial journey is a marathon, not a sprint. Surround yourself with a supportive network, and don’t be afraid to seek advice.”

Staying Connected Through Social Media

To stay updated on their journey and insights, Cherith encourages readers to follow Digitisd on social media. Regular updates and valuable content related to teacher development and education technology can be found on their LinkedIn and Instagram profiles. By engaging with their audience and sharing valuable resources, Digitisd aims to cultivate a supportive community of educators committed to driving positive change in education.

Cherith's story exemplifies the transformative potential of technology in education and the power of entrepreneurial spirit in driving positive change. With Digitisd, she is leading the charge in revolutionizing teacher development and empowering educators to shape the future of education for generations to come.

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