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Image: Already term 1 is over! It has been a wild start to the year but a start I am feeling very proud of.

Our projects are now ticking over nicely, our facilitators are receiving incredibly valuable training and on site support, we’ve managed to monitor our children’s reading age and spelling ability (to be repeated twice more during the year) and we’ve already upgraded 2 of our school venues. All our children are eating nutritious meals and already I can see a difference in their well being.  So if I say so myself…. GO ANNA FOUNDATION GO!   Read More...

Image: With Passion Commitment and Hard Work anything is possible

IkamvaYouth launched the Community Collaboration Programme (CCP) in 2014, which was established to connect with, train, and support other after-school organisations who share the same goal of enabling young South Africans to pass matric, access post-school opportunities, and secure gainful employment.   Read More...

Image: Teaching rural kids life skills through drama

Farm children in the Western Cape have recently benefited from a complete life-skills programme designed by the Anna Foundation, with the assistance of well-known drama therapist Amelda Brand, which makes use of the dramatic idiom and drama games.

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Image: Dimension Data Turning the Wheels of Education With Bicycles They are in partnership with the City of Jo’burg & Qhubeka, delivers 55 brand new Qhubeka Buffalo Bicycles to high school students in Soweto.

The bicycle distribution is part of the ongoing Urban Scholar Bicycle Programme – a partnership between City of Jo’burg and Qhubeka, which aligns with the city’s goals of sustainable development and Qhubeka’s vision of building communities of excellence powered by bicycles.   Read More...

Parliament Should Act Urgently to Mandate Inclusive Education (Johannesburg, March 13, 2016)

Parliament should urgently address the crisis in inclusive education affecting children with disabilities, Inclusive Education South Africa, SECTION27, Human Rights Watch and the Dullah Omar Institute, University of the Western Cape said today. The groups were responding to President Jacob Zuma’s statement at the national Disability Rights Summit on March 10, 2016, and statements by the Department of Basic Education on March 8.   Read More...

Image: Growing beyond poverty by Lee-Anne Davidson - Published in the WineLand Magazine : February 2016

Each One Reach One and Teach One. This can be said of the Anna Foundation, born out of one woman’s desire to assist disadvantaged schools, and providing after-school support to children living on farms in the Western Cape.   Read More...

Image: Ten students lives change for the better Student accommodation at South African Universities has reached crisis point

This leaves students at risk of being financially exploited by landlords, as well as exposing them to various risks. Because of a generous matriarch and her daughters sponsoring a new student residence ten scholarship students’ lives have been changed forever.   Read More...

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Image: Nal'ibali launches powerful PSA this International Mother Languages Day Nal’ibali has produced a powerful public service announcement that illustrates the breakdown of books available per language.

Highlighting the critical lack of books available in all African languages to children in South Africa, Nal’ibali, the national reading-for-enjoyment campaign, has produced a powerful public service announcement that illustrates the breakdown of books available per language and calls for support for African language reading materials for children. The video has been developed in recognition of International Mother Languages Day on Sunday, 21 February.   Read More...

Image: Tertiary Scholarships Ignite Opportunity for SA Youth There is a gaping need in South Africa for free, sustainable education which is certainly not a new phenomenon.

“Inclusive, good-quality education is a foundation for dynamic and equitable societies” Arch D.Tutu

The harsh reality in South Africa is that not everyone can access tertiary study due to socio-economic constraints and the standard of basic education. For this very reason, over a decade ago, four individuals came together with a common belief that by providing educational opportunities and increasing access to education we could fill this gap and hasten the transformation period in our fledgling democracy.   Read More...

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Image: Breadline Africa Launches 65th Library in the Eastern Cape This literacy development organisation, based in the Eastern Cape, runs a reading programme with the schools foundation phase learners.

Breadline Africa celebrated the 5th library launched with the Pubic Investment Corporation, a partner in children’s education since 2012. Representing the parastatal was Mr Sekgoela Sekgeola, Senior Investment Specialist and Zubenathi Jizana from the Corporate Social Investment department.

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Image: 760 learners will look smart thanks to Trust’s uniform initiative The new school year is underway and the Peermont Childrens Trust (PCT), one of Peermont Global’s flagship Corporate Social Investment (CSI) programmes

The Trust is once again busy giving less fortunate primary school learners new uniforms as part of its support of nine after school care centres in Ekurhuleni. The Trust, which is supported by Emperors Palace, is giving 760 learners the opportunity to go to school looking as bright as new buttons as they are being kitted out in new school outfits, receiving everything from new school shoes to school bags.   Read More...

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Image: Breadline Africa Launches 68th Library in the Northern Cape Breadline Africa’s Library Project kicked off 2016 with the launch of TT Lekalake Primary School library.

Located in a community on the outskirts of Kuruman in the Northern Cape, this is the 68th Breadline Africa library placed nationally, and also the fifth library located in the Northern Cape Province.   Read More...

Image: IkamvaYouth's Matric Results : Bright Sparks Ignite Hope

The national matric pass rate dropped from 76% in 2014 to 71% for the class of 2015. And so it was with nerves and excitement that IkamvaYouth learners, volunteers, parents, staff and donors made their way to the organisation’s branches in ten townships across five provinces last week.   Read More...

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Image: Cape Town Science Centre (CTSC) introduces its exhibits through braille Milestone for the CTSC as they introduce instructional signage in braille on some of their key interactive exhibits for their sight-impaired visitors.

January 2016 will mark a milestone for the Cape Town Science Centre (CTSC) in Observatory as they introduce instructional signage in braille on some of their key interactive exhibits in order to enhance the experience for their sight-impaired visitors. This initiative will be marked by a visit from the Athlone School for the Blind on Thursday, 21 February at 10:00 and which will be facilitated by Wanda Diaz-Merced, a sight-impaired PhD Computer Scientist and Astronomer who meticulously translated the instructions of the centre’s interactive exhibits into Braille.   Read More...

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Image: NAL’IBALI helps parents bring the power of stories home in 2016 Helping parents establish regular reading routines with their children and renewing their own commitment to root a culture of reading in South Africa.

Nal’ibali, the national reading-for-enjoyment campaign, has issued its 2016 Story Power Promise. Designed as a commitment pledge for both parents and children to sign, the promise outlines commitments made by the campaign to help parents and caregivers across the country establish reading habits with the children in their lives. It also includes corresponding promises for adults and children to assist them in building new reading habits and maintaining and growing existing ones.   Read More...

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Image: Du Noon Learner to Receive First ‘Africa Code Week Youth Ambassadors Award’. 13-year-old Esihle Yokwana recognized for her enthusiasm in learning and embracing software coding, the language of 21st century.

Cape Town, South Africa – 19 January 2016 - The Cape Town Science Centre, Global Coordinator for Africa Code Week 2016, today announced the first recipient of the ‘Africa Code Week Youth Ambassadors Award. 13-year-old Esihle Yokwana will be presented with her award and prize (a brand-new laptop with Internet access) on Tuesday, 19 January at 14:00 at Bloubergrant High School.   Read More...

COMPANY NEWS , Education, Skills Development
Image: From the Drakensberg Mountains to the Cape of Good Hope Four young people from the Clouds of Hope Children’s Care Centre have been granted an opportunity to pursue maritime careers.

Four young people from the Clouds of Hope Children’s Care Centre in Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal have been granted an opportunity to break the shackles of poverty and pursue potential careers in the maritime sector, thanks to a bursary provided by Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA).   Read More...

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Image:  Solidarity in South African Sign Language (SASL) The National Executive Committee of DeafSA at 197th meeting stated that DeafSA will continue to lobby for SASL to become the 12th official language.

The National Executive Committee of DeafSA therefore launched its new campaign “Solidarity in South African Sign Language”. This campaign will run from 7 November 2015 until SASL is the 12th Official Language.   Read More...

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Image: TNPA Boosts Science Teaching At Umlazi School The handover coincided with the news that 16 former matriculants from TNPA’s 15 adopted schools have been accepted into the General Purpose Rating....

Ndukwenhle High School in Umlazi, Durban, received a welcome boost on Thursday 12 November 2015 with the handover of an upgraded and fully equipped science laboratory as well as new ablution facilities, compliments of Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA).   Read More...

COMPANY NEWS , Education, Social & Community
Image: MySchool-MyVillage-MyPlanet in partnership with Woolworths Financial Services fund Edible Garden Chapel Street Primary School Edible garden now yields nearly 10kg of fresh produce every day.

Today Chapel Street Primary School celebrated the first harvest from their recently installed edible garden, with a harvest table of dishes created by chef and ex-MasterChef contestant, Sue-Ann Allen.   Read More...

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