South Africa Exchange

Hello friend!

Although our site is currently still all in Dutch, we have created a page especially for you.

  • Introduction Green Office ROCvAF
  • Education program / Peer Educators
  • Our English SDG-Magazines – Reduced Inequalities (SDG10) and Quality Education (SDG4)

If you have any questions or would like to work together with us, you can email us at

And visit our Xerte site for all our online contents and magazine. And watch our video about our exchange with Northlink College South Africa.

Who are we? Green Office ROCvAF

We are the first Green Office in Vocational Education, run by students and coached by staff. Our main goal is to create awareness about the 17 Sustainable Development Goals in our campusses and within our education. To do this our students create awareness campaigns, give workshops to staff and students, organise network events and are involved in school projects. From free menstrual products to lessons about discrimination, our students are always working towards a safer, environmentally friendly and accessible school.

Green Office Education / Peer Educators

One of the things we are most proud of is our education program that we have created with our Green Office students and staff member Tess Salet. In 2021 Tess and our students researched how sustainability was taught within our campuses, and what was needed to accelerate it. They decided to create an open source blended lesson program for the elective course ‘Sustainability in your profession’, which now contains over 60 lessons that teachers can use as a whole or as different entities in their program.

Here are three of our online programs:

We’ve gotten a lot of praise for this from our teachers and students and from other vocational schools in the Netherlands. To further the success of this program, we have also trained 6 students to teach some of these lessons. We have noticed that the interaction that peer-educators have in the classroom is priceless and are going to continue this project.

Check our Open Education Resources and watch our video.

Students from Northlink College Western Cape

Exchange with SA

We are currently working together with the students from Northlink College in South-Afrika to exchange the educational resources we both have. What can we learn from each other? What can we use? And how do we keep the voice of our students relevant when creating lessons?

SDG Magazines: Reduced Inequalities (SDG 10) & Quality Education (SDG 4)