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A Lewisham College Teacher has been awarded the ‘Contribution to the Promotion of the Positive Image of Africa and Africans through Education’ at the Gathering of Africa's Best (GAB) Awards

The GAB Awards celebrate African people in the media, financial services, business, retail and other walks of life. Highly-coveted within the Diaspora African communityJoyce Elemson, who has worked at Lewisham College for 9 years, picked up the accolade at this year’s ceremony, which was held virtually for the first time due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Joyce was praised for her significant contribution to improvements in education standards and the development of learning in Africa, providing many services to different areas of the continent by not only training teachers and educators but also in supporting learners achievements and revitalising the emergence of education consultants. 

Joyce Elemson, Curriculum Manager at Lewisham College, said: “I am very humbled and grateful to be the recipient of this notable award for services to the educational development of Africa. As teaching and learning continue to evolve, young people need to be supported through teacher professional development which I am proud to be a part of. I offer my gratitude to the organisers and fellow teachers who have joined the noble cause of developing and strengthening Africa’s education sector.”  

Highlights of her achievements included:

Asfa Sohail, Principal at Lewisham College, said: Joyce’s efforts have inspired us all here at Lewisham College to constantly strive for greatness. This is a true demonstration of the expertise we have in our team and we are very proud of her well-deserved achievements.”  

Joyce is also the Co-Founder of UKAPES; an organisation that strives to promote and transfer strategies to develop quality within the African education sector, and Joyce has been instrumental in developing a directory to collate teachers' details for UKAPES newsletters and updates. 

To find out more about UKAPES, please visit www.ukapes.org.

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