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The Talloires Network invites you to join the discussion with our UETLA Faculty Support Grant awardee Martina Jordaan, her student and community partners at University of Pretoria (South Africa) on the challenges in sustaining community projects.

Martina Jordaan is a senior lecturer at the University of Pretoria responsible for the compulsory module, Community-based Project Module (JCP), for all undergraduate students of the Faculty Engineering, the Built Environment and Information Technology. Two campus-community partners, Robynn-Ingle Moller from Bester Birds and Animal Zoo Park and Brenda Motau from Stanza Bopape Community Centre as well as one student who worked as a mentor of the module, Manchala Sithole, will all be part of the discussion.

This Community-based Project Module was used as an example of a blended learning approach for a service learning module for non-service related courses in a text book about service learning in South Africa. The success of the module reflects in the positive feedback from the communities and students. From 2005 more than 16,628 students, representing various cultures, communities and countries, have worked in 4,782 projects with 3,428 different campus-community partners in different countries and from various sectors of the community.

When: 8-9 AM US Eastern time i.e. 2-3 PM South Africa time, Thursday September 29, 2016. Check your time zone here.

How to join:

1. Click

2. In the WebEx window that opens, enter your name and email address.

3. Click Join to launch the WebEx virtual session.

Note: You may be asked to download a plug in the first time you enter a meeting

4. To connect to Audio click the button Call Using Computer.

5. To connect to Video click the camera icon to the left of your name.


1. Introduction by Martina Jordaan

2. Presentation by campus-community partners – Robynn-Ingle Moller and Brenda Motau

3. Presentation by student – Manchala Sithole

4. Discussion

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