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Image: Breadline Africa launches 52nd Mandela Day Library The day arrived with rays of hope for the better education of the children of this community.

On the 4th December, the small community of Lokaleng village in the Mothibistad area of the North West Province gladly gathered in a tent at Ineeleng Primary school. It was a joy for all to witness the launch of the 52nd Mandela Day Library. The day arrived with rays of hope for the better education of the children of this community.    Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , Education
Image: Cape Town philanthropists receive esteemed award for supporting education The annual South African Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards acknowledges individuals

The annual South African Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards acknowledges individuals who go the extra mile to make a sustainable social change in South Africa.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image:  Well done, Lenteguer school of skills I was most impressed by the amazing work being done by principal

I was most impressed by the amazing work being done by Lenterguer School of skills principal, Mr Legrange, and his staff after I attended the school’s annual concert.  To get children with severe mental and physical shortcomings on stage and perform with such confidence, speaks volumes about the time, effort, patience and dedication by the teachers, to put up such an enjoyable concert.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Education
Image: Brands for Literacy Project How brands can be used to disseminate valuable educational material.
Just 5 days to go!!! Good news is that I'm almost halfway to raise the start-up funds I need to kick off Brands for Literacy so if you're in a position to sponsor a smartphone for a disadvantaged learner at just R100 (€8.00/$10.00) per smartphone, please click on or cut and paste the link below, or read on..........   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD), Education
Image: FUEL Bright Start iPad Handover FUEL gives young learners a Bright Start
On a sunny day in late August, over 20 excited children from the Bright Start organisation in Hout Bay, Cape Town gathered with some of their parents along with Bright Start and FUEL staff members for the handover of 37 iPads which were donated by FUEL.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Education, Employment
Image: Fuelling the fire of Youth Unemployment - youth unemployment challenges will just keep growing.

Unless work-seekers are equipped with work experience and the skills employers really need, our youth unemployment challenges will just keep growing. We have all read the statistics – 3,4 million young people unemployed in SA, 36% of all youths of working age without a job, 67% of all unemployed people in SA classified as youths – but what is really behind South Africa’s youth unemployment crisis?   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education
Image: Pearson Backs 13 Startups in Africa Pearson ‘Edupreneurs’ programme moves into the next phase - as they prove Impact Educational Outcomes

Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, with its partner organisations Village Capital and the Omidyar Network, has announced its selection of 13 of the most promising education startups in Africa to participate in the ‘Edupreneurs’ programme. Edupreneurs offers founders mentorship, a world-class curriculum, and up to R800,000 in seed funding for the top two, peer-selected ventures.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Breadline Africa hosts librarian training 51 librarians gather in an effort to inspire a love of reading in South Africa’s children

"sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great. You can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom"  Nelson Mandela.

 

From October the 6th – 9th, Breadline Africa hosted librarian training at the Soul City Institute Training Venue in Johannesburg. 51 librarians participated in the training which means that over 42 000 primary school going children across South Africa will benefit from the training, skills and knowledge transfer.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: The Power of One 5 ways that a single individual can make a difference

The challenges we face in South Africa often seem overwhelming, particularly in education where the news is frequently alarming. Throw in structural inequality, low skills, high unemployment and scores of young people not in education, employment or training (known as NEETs) and it can be paralyzing. We feel powerless to make a difference with our individual contribution.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education
Image: A Digital Solution That Will FUEL Better Education For All Imagine a South Africa where every school child is issued with a tablet and is given the opportunity to gain a high standard of education

FUEL, a pioneer in the online training space, is developing a Digital School solution for integration into classrooms across South Africa. FUEL will create the entire CAPS aligned curriculum as fully interactive, digital content that can be accessed by pupils via connected devices during class. Each subject will be broken down into ten-minute video modules presented by engaging and articulate teachers and supplemented by an array of digital worksheets, activities and assessments.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Early Childhood Development (ECD), Education
Image: Nal’ibali launches ‘Story Power. Bring it home.’ billboard campaign Research has shown, children who read for pleasure, perform better in the classroom, and not just in vocabulary and spelling, but also in Maths.
On 1 October 2014, Nal’ibali—the national reading-for-enjoyment campaign, launches a new billboard campaign to generate awareness and discussion around the power of stories to spark all children’s potential.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Education, Sport
Image: All Women Team Rides for Masikhule Put your money where their legs are!

The Masikhule cycling team are tackling the Lesotho Sky Challenge and have had a good start to the 6-day stage race.  Sunday (Day 1) was a technical prologue, navigating treacherous dongas, rocks and drop-offs.  Certainly not for the faint-hearted.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education, Youth
Image: Making a positive difference this Mandela Day LEAP students and partners were involved in multiple community initiatives and activities making a positive difference this Mandela Day.

Several organisations partnered with our schools in various ways to honour Nelson Mandela’s legacy. These included providing our students with careers days, job shadowing experiences, inviting our students to be a part of city-wide Mandela Day activities and painting our classrooms. Our students learnt a lot from these initiatives and gained more insight into various different careers.

 
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ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Build-A-Leader with the Kay Mason Foundation on Braai Day! - supporting exceptional, talented youth from disadvantaged backgrounds

Over the last 15 years, the Kay Mason Foundation has supported exceptional, talented youth from disadvantaged backgrounds reach their full potential and become the leaders of tomorrow.   Read More...




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Image: FUEL gives young learners a Bright Start - iPAD Handover

On a sunny day in late August, over 20 excited children from the Bright Start organisation in Hout Bay, Cape Town gathered with some of their parents along with Bright Start and FUEL staff members for the handover of 37 iPads which were donated by FUEL.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD), Education
A beacon of hope to impoverished communities

Libraries have and will continue to fulfil its role as the heart of literacy. They equip learners with the skills and knowledge needed in order to achieve academically and to maximise their employability. According to research, a lack of access to books has a powerful impact on achievement. The best teaching in the world has little effect when children do not have access to enough reading material.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Education
Image: SACOB donates 67 bursaries for Mandela Day The South African College of Business – SACOB – gave away 67 bursaries to 67 lucky winners in 67 minutes in celebration of Mandela Day on 18 July this year. Stacey Henn, SACOB Principal, said: “We had an incredible response to our Mandela Day initiative with almost 1000 people applying. We read through each and every motivation and awarded the 67 bursaries to 67 worthy recipients.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Education
Image: NAL’IBALI Campaign launches literacy app with Mixit - empowering parents to share stories with their kids.
This International Literacy Day, Monday September 8, the Nal’ibali reading-for-enjoyment campaign has joined forces with Mxit Reach to launch a new and improved app to put children’s stories and literacy tips into the hands of even more South African caregivers and their children.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Education, Enterprise
Image: Nontando Mthethwa to judge the ANN7 South African of the Year awards

Nontando Mthethwa, the Corporate Affairs Manager at Kagiso Trust (KT), is one of the high profile people selected to judge the inaugural ANN7 South African of the Year Awards. The awards, which take place this heritage month on Saturday 6 September in Johannesburg, were initiated to celebrate South Africa’s extraordinary citizens.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Education
Image: Are the Ministerial Task Team Recommendations Good Enough? The recently reported recommendations made by the Ministerial Task Team are indeed a step in the right direction for education in South Africa, however there has to be an appreciation that the challenges are also endemic in the system. For example, the recommendations do not even begin to scratch the surface when it comes to the question of the high dropout rate before matric.   Read More...


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