And today, I am so proud.
Proud of the 300+ talented individuals who make up the GetSmarter Team and all of those who have come before us. We have achieved a significant milestone in the GetSmarter journey by bursting into the international education arena in collaboration the world's #1 University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Today we become a global company by launching the first module of the 12-week online MIT Fintech Certificate course: Future Commerce to over 1,000 students from 70 countries.
This milestone is achieved exactly 15 months after deciding to pursue an international expansion plan with the specific objective of working with one of the world's top Universities to reach over 1,000 students for a course presentation.
Our ability to envision the future, set proximate objectives to clearly chart our path, and then execute with discipline and agility to ultimately realise this future, bears testimony to the power of our team. And, together with our esteemed University partners, we now have the opportunity to bring high quality online education to working professionals throughout the world.
And this is just the beginning.
Together with our esteemed partners at the University of Cape Town and the University of Witwatersrand, we continue to expand our reach into the Southern African and African space. And, complementing this African focus, we will now seek to reach a global audience with our international University partners.
Together with our solid Executive Team (pictured below) and their hyper-talented broader teams (below below), we will continue to pursue our purpose of improving lives through better education by bringing the best courses from the best Universities to the world.
Onwards and upwards!