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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...




Education
Image: READING WITH ROZA! The English Literacy Programme attracts volunteers of all ages and backgrounds.

Roza is an international student visiting from the Netherlands. A Business Administration student, doing her internship at Rogz, she heard about Rogz Academy Books and Beyond’s project at Sophakama Primary School in Dunoon.   Read More...




Education
Image: Final Social Innovation challenge for YeBo Volunteers! Sophakama Primary School’s volunteers on the Year Beyond Programme took part in their final Social Innovation Challenge.

The theme this year was: “How to create a culture of reading?”

Volunteers had designed games and activities throughout the year and they had to present how they would implement these and at what cost. I’m thrilled to say that Thando’s team ‘Book Attack’ won this round! They created an interactive board game for learners to play, stories to read and comprehension to be tested.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: 1 Feb 2019 – World Read Aloud Day ‘The fire of literacy is created by the emotional sparks between a child, a book and the person reading.’

There is huge potential in South Africa to turn our literacy crisis around so that reading becomes a powerful tool, to tackle inequality and poverty.  As Nelson Mandela said, ‘Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.’  While education may be the most powerful weapon, reading aloud and storytelling are integral building blocks in learning.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: We did it again: 100% matric pass rate for the 10th year in a row A big congratulations to our class of 2018 for achieving a 100% matric pass rate!

This achievement means that we have a perfect pass rate since our first matrics graduated in 2009 - none of which would have been possible without the focus of our students, the support of their parents and communities, and the unwavering support of our donors and partners.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education, Health
Image: Talks / Workshops / Programmes at Foundations for Life for children - adolescents - parents Our Social & Emotional Well-Being Drive for 2019 in schools in the Western Cape

The missing piece in the educational puzzle. Foundations for Life is challenging IQ to meet EQ within the school system. Social and emotional well-being is a process through which children and adults learn a specific set of social and emotional skills needed for success in school and life.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education
Image:  ROGZ ACADEMY BOOKS AND BEYOND Sophakama Primary School in Dunoon has been awarded Certificates of Excellence from the Western Cape Education Department

Great news this quarter!

Sophakama Primary School in Dunoon has been awarded Certificates of Excellence from the Western Cape Education Department for their 2017 Foundation Phase Grade 3 systemic results: for Most Improved Language and Mathematics Pass Rates! A significant effort from the teachers involved and a real boost to our project at the school.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education
Image: Engen gets storm-damaged schools ship-shape for 2019 Without any electricity, the school community struggled throughout the 2018 academic year in dark and extremely hot conditions – Engen donation

Engen has come to the rescue of five Durban schools severely damaged in storms by committing R1 million to effect repairs critical to the safety, comfort and security of pupils and teachers. “Engen turned our darkness into light,” says Colin Chand, principal of Collingwood Primary in Wentworth, which was severely affected by the October 2017 storms, forcing the children and teachers into mobile units on the school fields.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education
Image: Empowering entrepreneurs and communities one computer course at a time The course formed part of Reputation Matters’ Awesome AfriCAN initiative and was made possible thanks to sponsorship from the Sea Harvest Foundation.

Over the last six weeks, eleven small business owners and 13 members from the Saldanha community on the West Coast attended a basic computer literacy part time course at the West Coast Business Development Centre (WCDC). The course formed part of Reputation Matters’ Awesome AfriCAN initiative and was made possible thanks to the generous sponsorship received from the Sea Harvest Foundation.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education, Funding, Videos
Image: Hope Africa Christmas School Shoes November 2018 Campaign

St Paul’s Primary School in the critically disadvantaged area of Faure near Cape Town, has been teaching and nurturing local children for 100 years. But sadly, many of them don't have school shoes. This is their story. #ShoesForSmiles   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education, Skills Development
Image: Empowering communities one computer course at a time The course forms part of Reputation Matters’ AfriCAN initiative. It is currently in a pilot phase to empower community members

Over the last eight weeks, 43 community members from Imizamo Yethu and Hangberg attended a basic computer skills part time course at the Sijongo-Phambili Community Learning Centre in Hout Bay.   Read More...



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