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Image: IkamvaYouth’sClass of 2016 achieves an 85% matric pass rate

In South Africa, a major predictor of academic performance is the location of one’s school. When comparing results between leafy suburbs and tin-roofed townships, it appears that we have two different education systems operating in parallel. For most learners in township and rural schools, even reaching matric is a feat; only 58% of the grade 2s from 2006 made it to write matric last year, and so, as Nic Spaull explains, the actual pass mark for the matric cohort of 2016 is an abysmal 42%.   Read More...

HEADLINES, Education, HIV/AIDS, Social & Community, Youth
Image: Waves for Change - 2016 Impact report and international growth! Thank you for helping us take Surf Therapy to hundreds of at-risk youth in Cape Town in 2016. In 2017, we're stoked to announce that W4C Surf Therapy programmes will be expanding to two new Cities in South Africa, and to Liberia. More on that to follow..   Read More...

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Image: Tsiba’s successful year in 2016 Thank you for your support and Ignitying Opportunity with us during 2016 .... and beyond !

Looking back at 2016 many unexpected issues arose globally including Brexit, Trump’s presidential campaign and the Syria refugee crisis. South Africa wasn’t immune to drama with crises including a vote of no confidence in our president, education protests and #feesmustfall.   Read More...

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Image: Extreme Running to Ignite Opportunity TSiBA has charity entries available for both the 2017 Argus Cycle Tour and the 2017 Two Oceans Half Marathon

TSiBA has charity entries available for both the 2017 Argus Cycle Tour and the 2017 Two Oceans Half Marathon. The entry fee for both events is R 1450 per participant. Please contact     graham.moore@tsiba.ac.za   should you need more information or an entry to either of these events.
For those who are not as active or fit you are welcome to support TSiBA by supporting our participating runners and cyclists through the below links. 
https://www.backabuddy.co.za/champion/groups/team-tsiba-cycling-to-ignite-2017  

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Image: Over 500 learners write their first lines of code at Schools in the North of Cape Town The power of partnerships spreads the love of coding to schools in the north of Cape Town

Collaboration is the buzz word of the future and a recent partnership ensured that nearly 500 Cape Town learners got to write their first lines of computer code. These learners had the opportunity to take their first steps in becoming digital creators and not just digital users.    Read More...

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Image: Mandela Day 2016 – Canal Walk This was an amazing experience! Our much anticipated #MandelaMosaic building day at Canal Walk Shopping Centre was a roaring success

We built a massive mosaic of Nelson Mandela using food tins donated by Rhodes Quality Foods and members of the public, all of which will be donated to social development projects supported by LEAP Science and Maths Schools in Langa, Gugulethu, Crossroads, Philippi and Delft.   Read More...

COMPANY NEWS , Education, Sport
Image: Morgenson Primary School wins R30 000 in 2016 Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages Recycle Race Learners were thrilled to find out on Monday, 28 November 2016 that they had won.

Winning earned themselves R30 000 cash for the school. Vice-principal Ms. Smith (middle left) accepted the winner’s trophy from Priscilla Urquhart (third from the right), Public Affairs and Communications Manager for Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages during a school assembly.   Read More...

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Image: #FeesMustFall is old news… TSiBA Education NPC has been doing it for over a decade!

Pearl Pugin is the Dean at the Tertiary School in Business Administration (TSiBA) responsible for the strategic planning, implementation and delivery of all aspects of TSiBA’s academic programmes. She holds an Honours degree in Labour Law Studies and a Masters in Management and is currently pursuing a PhD in Strategic Human Resource Management.   Read More...

HEADLINES, Education, Enterprise
Image: Woolworths celebrates 85 years of quality by giving back R1 million to education Woolworths today announced that it is marking its 85th anniversary by partnering with the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet fundraising programme in order to provide 50 educational bursaries of R20 000 each, totaling R1 million.   Read More...

Education, Social & Community
Image: A ‘gentle way’ out of poverty In an area where alcohol abuse, illiteracy and school drop outs are widespread, Goedgedacht uses a variety of activities and programmes.

This is to guide children away from a life of despondency and offer them opportunities to put an end to generational cycles of poverty through their POP (Path Out of Poverty) programme. One of the many avenues they use is Judo, otherwise known as ‘the gentle way’.   Read More...

Education, Enterprise
Image: SOSA Abroad The University of California, Los Angeles - known commonly as UCLA - is located in the foothills of Beverly Hills, California

This may seem like a distant place for SOSA Investments to have representation; However, when analysed further one can note that UCLA is ranked as the most sustainable university in the world, and thus is the perfect location to learn about cutting edge, renewable energy ideas.   Read More...

Image: ERM provides IkamvaYouth with Nokero solar lights

In response to a request made by IkamvaYouth, Environmental Resources Management (ERM), a global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, and social consulting services, provided young people across South Africa involved in IkamvaYouth with Nokero solar lights (a total of 2,000) to help learners study safely after dark. The initiative was made possible through ERM's Foundation (their social investment, not-for-profit arm) which supports various environmental and social projects across the globe.   Read More...

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Image: Nal’ibali and USAID partner for literacy in South Africa The Nal’ibali Reading-for-Enjoyment Campaign is proud to announce a new association with the United States Agency for International Development-USAID

Through a recent grant, Nal'ibali will be able to scale and deepen its operations at primary schools in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal over a three-year period.   Read More...

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Image: Engen sponsors new classrooms and a Science Lab for Castle Bridge School Children of Castle Bridge School in Bloemfontein will soon reap the benefits of learning in a modern science lab and newly renovated classrooms.

The funds were raised by the Engen Bloemfontein 1-Stop as part of Engen’s Dealer Community Partnership Programme, which encourages service station owners to play a meaningful role in their communities. Engen matched the amount raised.   Read More...

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Image: Edunova Learning Centre opens in Langa A partnership between Edunova, LEAP and Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages (CCPB)

Ahead of great anticipation and excitement, the Edunova Learning Centre was officially opened in Langa on Monday, 12 September 2016. Thanks to Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages and the Rotary Club of Newlands, the Learning Centre has much needed equipment and technological infrastructure.


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Image: The power of literacy Illiterate adults living in disadvantaged communities of Cape Town are given a second chance through Mustadafin Foundation’s Adult Literacy Programme

Community members are encouraged to face their fears and become confident, independent citizens through the power of literacy.   Read More...

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Image: The Anna Foundation & the 3 R’s Story 3 R's News: Reading, Running, Right-ing

For both facilitators and children, this month’s focus is on applying new skills and knowledge. Although it is most important to not forget but to integrate prior knowledge and skills that has been learned!   Read More...

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Image: NASAR HARRIS In our first edition of "Teacher Feature", we would like to introduce to you: Nasar Harris

Nasar has been teaching at Christel House for over 9 years now. Not only is he teaching life science in grades 10, 11 and 12 but he also acts as deputy principal for the high school.   Read More...

Image: Free Train the Trainer Workshops - September 2016 Are you a teacher of young learners? Are you involved in young people’s extra-curricular activities?

The Cape Town Science Centre will be hosting another series of free Train the Trainer coding workshops every Friday in September. These workshops will help participants prepare their own coding workshops for their learners during the ‘actual’ Africa Code Week from 15 to 23 October 2016. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL, Limited spaces.   Read More...

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Image: MTN Foundation Today, we want to give a platform for the first of our 15 Top Partners: MTN South Africa

They would like us to share the following with you:
"MTN Foundation is a proud sponsor of Christel House. The Foundation’s schools connectivity programme addresses more than access to ICT centres and teacher training, it promises the power to explore a world outside the gates of the school and presents opportunities for learners to gain an ability to compete in an increasingly digitised world."   Read More...

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