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Image: SHIPMENT OF 300,000 CHILDREN’S BOOKS A BOOST FOR READING Book donation to benefit thousands of children nationwide

Children cannot learn to read, or love to read, if they do not have access to books and stories. That’s why the DG Murray Trust (DGMT) and FNB have teamed up with Books For Africa and logistics company DSV to get books into the hands of approximately 80 000 children across the country.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education
Image: Our 2019 year has started with a bang! We have been busy ... WELCOMING OUR 2019 YEAR BEYOND PROGRAMME VOLUNTEERS

Our wonderful YEBO programme continues to flourish! In February, we welcomed our new group of volunteers:   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Local community creche transformation made possible by SRSA investment SRSA donated a 12-metre shipping container to enhance the learning and working environment at the Siyathanda Creche.

Manufacturer of the popular Dunlop, Sumitomo and Falken tyre brands, Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (PTY) LTD (SRSA), donated a 12-metre shipping container to enhance the learning and working environment at the Siyathanda Creche near Ladysmith.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education
Image: World Hunger Day - Help Us Feed A Future! Did you know that more than 3 million children in South African experience chronic hunger every day?

Also, 66 million primary school children across the developing world attend classes hungry, 60% of which are girls.    Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Technology lends a helping hand to special needs schools MiX Telematics donate Apple iPads and other technology equipment

MiX Telematics, in partnership with iSchoolAfrica, continues its commitment to empower teachers and learners with classroom practices and educational technology that assist learners to overcome some of their learning difficulties. MiX Telematics donated Apple iPads and other technology equipment to both the Vera School for learners with autism and the Alta du Toit school for learners with intellectual and physical difficulties.

 
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ALL THE NEWS , Education, Women Empowerment
Image: Embrace Mother’s Day Connect Honours 4500 New Moms Embrace honoured new mothers across the country this past Mother’s Day through a programme launched four years ago known as Mother’s Day Connect.

The purpose of the initiative is to offer support to new mothers and help them adapt to motherhood within the first 1000 days after given birth.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education, Health
Image: Menstrual Hygiene Day to Shine Spotlight on Period Poverty Prof. Thuli Madonsela is hard at work preparing to climb Mt Kilimanjaro. They will be trekking in aid of raising funds for sanitary wear and education

As the world prepares to commemorate Menstrual Hygiene Day on 28 May 2019 – also International Day of Action for Women's Health – a group of influential SA women, led by Prof. Thuli Madonsela, is hard at work preparing to climb Mt Kilimanjaro. They will be trekking in aid of raising funds for sanitary wear and education for young girls in SA.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education, Funding
Image: MYSCHOOL ANNOUNCES ‘21 YEARS OF GIVING BACK’ WINNERS 21 charities and schools across the country received cash donation of R100 000 to boost their good work in their communities.

In celebration of its 21st anniversary last year, MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet community loyalty programme launched the ‘21 years of Giving Back’ campaign with R2.1 million to give away to 21 causes.  Supporters were invited to nominate any South African charitable organisation or school that matters to them, even if they were not yet beneficiaries of the programme.  This has enabled 21 charities and schools across the country to each win a cash donation of R100 000 to boost their good work in their communities.     Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: AFRICA SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATION SUMMIT 2019 Leveraging on technology to achieve inclusive education!

Every individual deserves to receive a quality education. Education is a fundamental human right and a social good.   Read More...




Education, Skills Development
International Entrepreneurship Dialogue and Postgraduate Diploma in Small Enterprise Consulting are now open !

Applications for the 2019 International Entrepreneurship Dialogue and Postgraduate Diploma in Small Enterprise Consulting are now open! Please make sure to select the course/programme in the dropdown menu in the application  -  APPLY HERE ....   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education, Health
Image: Engen supports Caring4Girls at Lekete Secondary School Engen has invested to help keep female learners in school during their menstrual cycles.

Lekete Secondary School in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga is the first of 30 schools to benefit from Engen’s R2.5 million cash injection to the Imbumba Foundation’s Caring4Girls programme.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education, Sustainability
Image: WOOLWORTHS, SUSTAINABILTY INSTITUTE AND SPIER LAUNCH COMMUNITY LEARNING FARM It will involve the training and development of young farmers to address local youth unemployment and land reform issues.

Woolworths has joined hands with its supplier, Spier wine farm; the Sustainability Institute and its AgroEcology Academy to launch the Living Soils Community Learning Farm, in the Lynedoch valley of the Stellenbosch Winelands.  The partners have agreed to a three-year pilot project that aims to establish a learning farm that demonstrates ecologically-restorative methods to grow nutrient-rich foods to improve community food security.   A critical aspect of the project is that through the AgroEcology Academy   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education, Social & Community
Image: Prof Jonathan Jansen visits our campus Just last week we had a special visit from transformational education veteran and Stellenbosch University Professor, Jonathan Jansen.

Jansen came to see first-hand how Christel House magically works towards breaking the cycle of poverty. Jansen was expressly moved by the fact that we admit students from Cape Town’s most impoverished communities and give them a tangible opportunity to rise above their circumstances.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education, Skills Development
Image: You can help kids learn to read Let's teach the world to READ ! Can you help ?

Ripple Reading uses a neuro-cognition approach to develop reading and comprehension skills for Grade 1 – 3 learners.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Edufundi Kicks off 2019! “Investing in yourself is the best investment you will ever make. It will not only improve your life, it will improve the lives of those around you.

It is hard to believe that we have already come to the end of the first term of 2019! We had a really strong start to the year with our whole team getting together for a Professional Development week in the middle of January at Southern Sun Newlands. The whole week was generously sponsored by Tsogo Sun.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , Education
Image: Building powerful partnerships to address university and societal challengesBuilding powerful partne How can South African higher education institutions (HEIs) learn from and build on a hugely successful philanthropic capacity-building project, to address other challenges that they ‒ and our society as a whole – face? Can new, powerful partnerships help address pressing needs such as transformation in HEIs and corporates?   Read More...



HEADLINES, Education
Image: SA Universities must adapt to changing International Funding Trends International support for South African HEI's has shifted markedly since the country rejoined the international community in 1994, says Ghaleeb Jeppie, Chief Director: International Relations, Dept of Higher Education and Training. He was a guest speaker at the recent Inyathelo Leadership Retreat, which considered how to ensure long-term sustainability for HEIs.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Education

Ultimately, there are only two ways to improve the world – through technology and through
behaviour change. The DG Murray Trust’s new publication, the Human Factor, focuses on the
latter. “Far too often people are viewed as the ‘problem’ in development; through the lens of
the Human Factor, we see them as development’s greatest asset,” explains DGMT CEO, David
Harrison.   Read More...




Education
Image: Exciting News! UCT’s support process begins for Sophakama! Major focus area for Rogz Academy Books & Beyond team over next three plus years will be the School Management, Curriculum & Teacher Support Programme

We are thrilled to announce that we have partnered with the Schools Development Unit (SDU) at the University of Cape Town (UCT), who are able to offer expertise and well-founded research to our thinking about the implementation of this programme.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Additional support needed for science learners in high schools The momentum we create by investing in these 21 schools in a consistent, multi-activity & practical manner, helps build a pipeline of future minds

As we enter the 2019 academic year, the stark reality is that the extra tuition often required to achieve good grades in subjects such as science and mathematics is out of reach of most pupils in Cape Town. However, responsible corporate organisations such as Astron Energy (formerly Chevron South Africa) are ensuring much-needed support for these pupils and their schools.   Read More...



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