SciMathUS programme producing top students

riaan@wecanchange.co.za April 15, 2021, 8:51 a.m.

The Science and Mathematics at University of Stellenbosch (SciMathUS) programme provides a second opportunity for educationally disadvantaged learners to enter higher education studies in Mathematics, Science and Commerce-related fields.

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Fighting corruption is a job for us all

ACTIVATE! Change Drivers April 14, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

Corruption is the dimmer of hope in South Africa. It is not just the looting of funds; it is in the number of people going to bed without food; it …

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Anna Foundation - Quarterly Highlights 2021

Anna Foundation April 8, 2021, 8:13 p.m.

It is hard to believe that a whole year has passed since the pandemic changed life as we know it.

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EVIDENCE-BASED SOCIAL IMPACT IS A LARGELY IGNORED BUT CRITICAL PATHWAY TO REDRESS STRUCTURAL CAUSES

FoodForward SA April 8, 2021, 6:22 p.m.

“The social impact of the collective efforts within the non-profit sector offers another pathway to bring about better education and nutrition outcomes in under-served communities,” says FoodForward SA MD, Andy …

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Community Keepers partners with Yenza, setting learners on the right path

Community Keepers March 29, 2021, 8:31 p.m.

When schools open for the second term Community Keepers, in partnership with education technology group Yenza, will offer free online career guidance and development.

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Orange Farm learner aces matric thanks to Engen’s supplementary classes

Engen March 29, 2021, 7:16 p.m.

Despite missed school days and the added stress of lockdown, Engen Maths and Science School learner, Karabo Zikalala bagged 7 distinctions for matric, including an impressive 86% for Maths and …

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Don’t stop until you’re proud, says Cape Town top matriculant

Engen March 23, 2021, 8:03 p.m.

Living by the philosophy, don’t stop until you are proud, drives Kirsten Prins. Following an exceptional set of matric results, the Milnerton High School alumnus certainly deserves a moment to …

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Creating employment opportunities through digital skills

riaan@wecanchange.co.za March 17, 2021, 2:23 p.m.

According to a UCT study, “the government solely depends on B-BBEE compliance from ICT businesses to assist in bridging the digital divide of the country.

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Rising above the challenges - Engen applauds top EMSS matrics

Engen March 17, 2021, 1:45 p.m.

The Engen Maths and Science Schools (EMSS) matric class of 2020 achieved stellar results, proving yet again the crucial role played by the Engen supported supplementary maths and science classes.

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PROTEC’s 2020 matrics achieve 100% pass rate and 83% bachelor pass rate

riaan@wecanchange.co.za March 13, 2021, 6:27 p.m.

Against almost impossible odds, PROTEC’s 2020 matriculants are celebrating a 100% pass rate because the non-profit organisation, which develops maths and science competence in under-resourced high schools around South Africa.......

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Eastern Cape EMSS student aces exams with 8 distinctions

Engen March 12, 2021, 8:27 p.m.

Despite missed school days and the added stress of lockdown, Engen Maths and Science learner, Sibulele Solilo bagged eight distinctions and a 90% average for matric.

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African innovation: Launch of Wits philanthropy and resource mobilisation postgraduate diploma

riaan@wecanchange.co.za March 8, 2021, 7:27 p.m.

Students and professionals with a strong interest in philanthropy and fundraising can now apply to study for a prestigious specialist qualification.

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100% Matric Pass for Christel House despite COVID-19 disruptions

Christel House South Africa Feb. 28, 2021, 6:48 p.m.

Matric students at Christel House South Africa, a non-profit school in Ottery that serves students from severely impoverished areas on the Cape Flats, .....

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Novalis Ubuntu Family Vacuum Cleaner

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Feb. 18, 2021, 7:39 p.m.

Our vacuum cleaner, that we've had for 27 years, is no longer working - this piece of equipment is vital for our Centre.

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Education is the conversation between generations.

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Feb. 17, 2021, 7:45 a.m.

This week the school starts again. We all know what immense pressure there is on teachers and learners. This means that it is more necessary than ever that we should …

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CHEEBA CANNABIS ACADEMY LAUNCHES SCHOLARSHIP AT NEW JOHANNESBURG CAMPUS

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Feb. 3, 2021, 10:32 a.m.

As the Cheeba Cannabis Academy opens enrolments in its 2021 educational programmes, this first-ever African cannabis education institution, has announced a scholarship in memory of Julian Stobbs of the ‘Dagga …

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LET YOUR CHILDREN FLY… THROUGH STORIES

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Jan. 22, 2021, 8:33 a.m.

Nal’ibali, the national reading-for-enjoyment campaign, has been bringing a special story to children to celebrate World Read Aloud Day (WRAD) for the past eight years.

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SPONSOR A CHILD'S EDUCATION, FEED A MIND CAMPAIGN

Mustadafin Foundation Jan. 22, 2021, 8:20 a.m.

For many parents, sending their children to school puts them under considerable financial strain. “At Mustadafin Foundation we understand the financial pressure that parents are faced with in our communities.

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LEAP Edu-Pack for 2021

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Jan. 22, 2021, 8:13 a.m.

This campaign will provide the basic stationery requirements for some of our students at LEAP who really cannot afford it as they return to the classroom and tackle the new …

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Driving holistic skills development for future growth

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Jan. 20, 2021, 6:13 a.m.

Matshidiso Khalimatshi was one of many SA youth unable to find work in their chosen field after graduation. After weeks of sending one email application after another without response, she …

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Kronendal Music Academy Summer Newsletter 2020

Kronendal Music Academy Dec. 18, 2020, 8:37 p.m.

"2020 will be remembered as a turnaround point in human history - a chance to reinvent ourselves."

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A snapshot of the CTSC Online Highlights for 2020

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Dec. 18, 2020, 8:11 p.m.

The Cape Town Science Centre is alive and kicking… and filled with GRATITUDE for the year that was!

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Leading premium education group launches world’s 1st online school with access to over 60 campuses

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Dec. 6, 2020, 6:34 p.m.

In a global first for the education industry, Inspired Education becomes the largest premium international group to take education online with the launch of King’s College Online.

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READ to RISE

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Dec. 3, 2020, 8:40 p.m.

Read to Rise is a non-profit organisation committed to promoting youth literacy in schools in South Africa's under-resourced communities. As the name indicates, we firmly believe that children need to …

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goIT CHALLENGES SCHOOLS TO SOLVE WORLD PROBLEMS

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Nov. 30, 2020, 4:59 p.m.

South African learners, especially those attending under-resourced schools have precious little opportunity to engage with 21st Century tech learning.

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Engen Computer School celebrates its 2020 graduates

Engen Oct. 28, 2020, 2:43 p.m.

Another 47 members of the South Durban community have had their chances of entering the workplace improved after graduating from the Engen Computer School.

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Hope through leadership and care for education in Covid-19

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Oct. 16, 2020, 7:04 a.m.

Despite the fear and anxiety that has affected all involved in education during the Covid-19 pandemic, an Education Conversation webinar on the psychosocial issues for education held recently heard stories …

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Thank-you Kingsmead College!

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Oct. 2, 2020, 7:35 p.m.

We are truly honoured to have Kingsmead College as a Partner. Each year the Kingsmead Community donate generously and work with us to empower and educate young girls in schools. …

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Here at Edufundi we are blooming into a new way of being...

Edufundi Oct. 1, 2020, 5:58 p.m.

As we move into Spring and out of the worst of the pandemic, we are slowly edging our way back into schools. We have missed the human connection with our …

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Salesian Institute Youth Projects T4 World Education Week Invitation

Salesian Life Choices Sept. 28, 2020, 8:10 p.m.

We are honoured to invite you to join Emeritus Associate Professor Tom Ryan (UCT) and the Learn to Live School of Skills, as part of a global showcase of 100 …

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Can Coffee Change the World for Girls?

Grassroot Soccer Sept. 28, 2020, 7:19 p.m.

Grassroot Soccer is teaming up with Our Gorongosa to support programming for adolescent girls and young women in Mozambique and beyond!

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Happy Heritage Month - Afrika Tikkun

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Sept. 28, 2020, 6:26 p.m.

In September we honour our heritage. In celebrating our differences and many beautiful cultural traditions, we come to understand and appreciate our uniqueness on the continent and global stage.

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Women in education - addressing SA's education crisis to empower and liberate women

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Sept. 27, 2020, 2:07 p.m.

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic exposed the failings in the public-school system, South Africa faced an education crisis.

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The sun never sends an invoice!

Salesian Life Choices Sept. 10, 2020, 3:41 p.m.

The Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on most industries, many of which have shed an unprecedented number of jobs since the global outbreak. But the renewable energy sector appears resilient …

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Lighting the Way to a Brighter Tomorrow: International Literacy Day…

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Sept. 2, 2020, 10 a.m.

For over 50 years, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) has celebrated International Literacy Day, and with good reason. Literacy plays a pivotal role in life.

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HOW COVID-19 AFFECTS THE SALESIAN INSTITUTE YOUTH PROJECTS’ LEARN TO LIVE SCHOOL OF SKILLS

Salesian Life Choices Aug. 12, 2020, 7:36 p.m.

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of us, old and young alike. Suntosh Pillay, a clinical psychologist working in the public sector in KwaZulu-Natal, has described the pandemic as “an …

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CTSC Mini Online Festival of Science

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Aug. 8, 2020, 7:46 p.m.

The Cape Town Science Centre’s MINI ONLINE FESTIVAL OF SCIENCE for curious kids and busy parents starts on Monday, 10 until Friday, 21 August. We have hours of edutainment lined …

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Court application to compel MTN to zero-rate approved PBO websites

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 16, 2020, 1:41 p.m.

The DG Murray Trust has launched a court application to compel mobile network operator MTN to zero-rate the local educational websites of public benefit organisations that have been officially approved, …

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Join Penreach in support of our communities this Mandela Day

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 14, 2020, 2:58 p.m.

Penreach Cares this Mandela Day about bringing warmth to those who need it most and supporting poor communities with preschool Covid-19 readiness as citizens face everyday challenges.

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INVITATION: From Covid-19 lockdown, to the life you love.

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 14, 2020, 2:28 p.m.

As lockdown lifts and we enter a new world, do you feel excited or apprehensive? How we live and work will never be the same again, and maybe it shouldn't.

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Christel DeHaan Tributes

Christel House South Africa July 10, 2020, 1:18 p.m.

TRIBUTES POUR IN FOR THE LATE CHRISTEL DEHAAN

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Sharing Music 4 Change Instrument Drive 2020

Kronendal Music Academy July 10, 2020, 12:53 p.m.

A collective of like-minded Music Schools in Cape Town, is collaborating with the intention of collecting second hand instruments donations.

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Seeing is believing: a wonderful collection of YouTube video stories for young learners!

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 9, 2020, 11:55 a.m.

Reading Matters, a leading distributor and supplier of educational books and resources in South Africa, is pleased to announce the addition of a wonderful collection of YouTube video stories for …

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MathMoms Covid-19 Response - Cultivating Courage

Math Moms July 3, 2020, 9:48 p.m.

Every parent is their child's first teacher because we care about our children and hold them as our highest joys. In this strange time we look back with pride and …

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Breaking the cycle of poverty by actively engaging young people

riaan@wecanchange.co.za June 26, 2020, 7:32 p.m.

Financial education in South Africa isn’t working very well. This is despite the best efforts of financial service providers which are required to invest 0,5% of their net profit after …

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Three Online Programmes for your kids - Zoom Science Online, Science Quest & Online Coding Club

Cape Town Science Center June 24, 2020, 7:50 p.m.

We kicked off our first Zoom Science Online lessons last week and they were awesome, we hope those of you who joined us enjoyed it as much as our team …

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MathMoms: Cultivating Courage

Math Moms June 19, 2020, 7:15 p.m.

As a group we sought solutions to the unique problems the pandemic and the lockdown created in our communities, acting for change instead of only reacting to disaster. This is …

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COVID-19 Update and TSIBA 2019 Annual Report

TSIBA Business School June 17, 2020, 7 p.m.

We are delighted to share with you our 2019 Annual Report.

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CTSC Zoom Science Online - LIVE curriculum-aligned ONLINE LESSONS

riaan@wecanchange.co.za June 11, 2020, 7:38 p.m.

Famous for our appealing way of engaging learners with science, we are super pleased to present our live & interactive online science lessons, ZOOM SCIENCE ONLINE

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Christel House puts stringent safety measures in place for return of students

riaan@wecanchange.co.za June 2, 2020, 6:13 p.m.

Christel House South Africa, a non-profit school which provides 100% scholarships to students from some of the poorest communities on the Cape Flats, welcomed its Grade 7’s and 12’s back …

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ADvTECH PROVIDES COVID RELIEF TO 5300 FAMILIES

riaan@wecanchange.co.za May 25, 2020, 7:03 p.m.

In terms of support sought as a result of COVID-19, ADvTECH has provided targeted financial relief to more than 5 300 families within its community, to the value of R24 …

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How an NPO can host a webinar like a pro

Inyathelo May 20, 2020, 6:02 p.m.

The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing many non-profit organisations (NPOs) to learn how to share knowledge virtually with a large number of participants.

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TSIBA Education Status Report during COVID-19 Lockdown

riaan@wecanchange.co.za May 14, 2020, 5:50 p.m.

Delivering an academic programme amidst Covid-19 lockdown is another milestone in TSIBA’s journey of resilience and purpose!

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MAKING READING AND WRITING FUN AT HOME

riaan@wecanchange.co.za May 13, 2020, 6:45 p.m.

Due to the uncertainty of the 2020 academic year, many parents are anxious that their children are falling behind with their schoolwork and have taken it upon themselves to homeschool …

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Learning in a digital age

Christel House South Africa May 13, 2020, 6:10 p.m.

Even though time has been lost in physical classrooms, this lockdown period has accelerated the use of online learning methods.

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Celebrating 9 years and counting!

riaan@wecanchange.co.za May 1, 2020, 6:53 p.m.

April is FunDza's birthday month. This year we had to celebrate being nine years old together but apart.

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Engen Computer School focused on post-lockdown reopening

riaan@wecanchange.co.za April 20, 2020, 5:55 p.m.

The Engen Computer School is firmly focused on resuming classes when the national lockdown ends, ensuring that the first intake of 2020 students graduate and are afforded an opportunity to …

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TSIBA BUSINESS SCHOOL RESPONSE TO COVID19

TSIBA Business School April 6, 2020, 7:06 p.m.

As the global health crises began to unfold some weeks back our first responsibility was to protect the health and well-being of students, staff and all other people engaged with …

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Mustadafin opens its own building

riaan@wecanchange.co.za April 6, 2020, 6:45 p.m.

On Saturday, 14th March 2020 Mustadafin Foundation opened the doors to its new building in Bridgetown after 8 years of trying to get funds to repair it.

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NAL’IBALI OFFERS FREE SUPPORT PACKAGE TO HELP KEEP CHILDREN READING

riaan@wecanchange.co.za March 26, 2020, 6:18 p.m.

With schools and preschools closed, and families spending more time at home to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, many caregivers will be wondering what they can do to …

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TURN THOSE BUSY YOUNG MINDS INTO BUSY BEES AT HOME!

riaan@wecanchange.co.za March 25, 2020, 6:43 a.m.

There is a saying that has become truly profound in 2020: “Expect the unexpected. Believe in the unbelievable.

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Christel House SA closed until mid-April

Christel House South Africa March 17, 2020, 6:32 a.m.

On Sunday, 15 March, President Cyril Ramaphosa officially declared a national state of disaster due to the coronavirus, COVID-19, global pandemic.

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#BacktoSchool excitement for Funimfundo Primary School

riaan@wecanchange.co.za March 6, 2020, 11:53 a.m.

The Port of PE charity fishing day, that took place on 15 February, collected about R25 000 worth in stationary, which culminated in a handover full of excitement at Funimfundo …

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Snapplify acquires Onnie Media / Teacha!

riaan@wecanchange.co.za March 6, 2020, 11:31 a.m.

Edtech company Snapplify has acquired Onnie Media / Teacha! – an educator media hub for SA teachers. The acquisition further diversifies the Snapplify Group’s fast-growing educational portfolio, and highlights it's …

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AgriSETA launches its 5th Recognition of Prior Learning centre

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Feb. 20, 2020, 4:38 a.m.

Agriseta launched its fifth Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Centre in partnership with the Potchefstroom College of Agriculture.

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Engen supports Gugulethu school for differently-abled learners

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Feb. 17, 2020, 5:36 a.m.

As a company that cares deeply about the communities in which it operates, Engen is assisting a Gugulethu school for differently-abled learners.

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Apply now for Malaysian scholarships for Commonwealth students

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Feb. 12, 2020, 7:15 p.m.

The Commonwealth Secretary-General has launched a new scholarship at the King Henry VIII College in Selangor, Malaysia.

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Medical school beckons for Athlone teen who topped Engen’s Maths & Science School

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Feb. 11, 2020, 8:06 a.m.

Athlone’s Abdurahmaan Esau is a step closer to realising his dream of qualifying as a medical doctor; supported by South Africa’s favourite petroleum brand* Engen, the Rylands High School alumni …

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Capitec Bank empowers students with Math Support Hub

Christel House South Africa Jan. 31, 2020, 12:44 p.m.

Capitec Bank is partnering with our school to provide a Math Support Hub to four schools in the community, including Groenvlei High School, Wittebome High School, Fairmount High School and …

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WHY READING ALOUD REAPS REWARDS!

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Jan. 29, 2020, 9:21 p.m.

In a country where nearly 80% of Grade 4 learners cannot read with comprehension in any language, including their home language¹, there is one day on the international calendar that …

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Port of Ngqura gives welcome boost to education

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Jan. 29, 2020, 6:31 p.m.

Transnet National Port Authority’s (TNPA) Port of Ngqura in partnership with Transnet Group Capital (TGC) and contractor WBHO gave education in Nelson Mandela Bay a welcome boost when it embarked …

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Engen applauds top matrics and moves to include STEM subjects in 2020

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Jan. 21, 2020, 2:08 p.m.

The top students for 2019 in the Engen Maths & Science School programme have been announced, while the 413-member matric class have received a shout out for attaining an impressive …

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How business can help to improve education outcomes

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Jan. 14, 2020, 10:18 a.m.

The 2019 matric results showed an improved pass rate and a slight reduction in the pervasive inequalities in the system. However, quality and throughput (the number of learners reaching matric) …

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MATH MOMS and the ISACA South Africa Chapter

Math Moms Jan. 13, 2020, 10:07 a.m.

We supported Math Moms in arranging a trip for a group of English & Afrikaans Grade 4 learners from Valhalla Primary School to visit the CTSC

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80 proud South Durbanites start 2020 with a computer qualification

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Dec. 13, 2019, 10:51 a.m.

The Engen Computer School in Wentworth held a graduation ceremony on 11 December where 80 proud community members received certificates for completing an End User computing course.

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#GIVEAHANDUP TO NEW GRADE R'S AT CHRISTEL HOUSE

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Dec. 11, 2019, 1:11 p.m.

In January 2020, we will be welcoming 60 brand new Grade R learners to Christel House, who will be embarking on an exciting new journey with us.

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Investec awarded for its strategic corporate social investment in 2019

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Dec. 9, 2019, 12:03 p.m.

Trialogue, a responsible business consultancy, has conferred its annual Strategic CSI Award on Investec, for its support of Promaths.

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Helping learners put their best foot forward

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Dec. 6, 2019, 11:45 a.m.

According to a recent UNICEF report, 11.9 children live in income poverty in South Africa, which for many means new school shoes are unaffordable. These same children are expected to …

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Inyathelo supports NPO financial literacy

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Nov. 15, 2019, 2:29 p.m.

Accounting and tax terms, registration and processes can be confusing for many non-profit organisations (NPOs) – yet being informed and up to date can make the difference between a healthy …

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Johnson & Johnson Bridge To Employment Program Launched

Johnson & Johnson Nov. 5, 2019, 7:30 a.m.

Students, parents and educators from Zwaanswyk High School in Retreat, joined employees from Johnson & Johnson and the National Business Initiative to celebrate the launch of the very first Bridge …

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Brands on-board to help SA families build bursaries for school

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Oct. 28, 2019, 10:33 a.m.

As any parent knows, when it comes to affording quality education for our children, we need all the help we can get. Escalating school fees, continual costs of uniforms and …

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Praise for much-needed Aussenkehr centre

Cape Span Oct. 21, 2019, 1:17 p.m.

Great was the joy of the Aussenkehr community in Namibia when a much-needed pre-school educational resource centre for Namibian Grape Company (NGC) employees' children was inaugurated recently. Read More...

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Empowering communities one computer course at a time

Afri-CAN Oct. 18, 2019, 12:48 p.m.

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 …

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Uber partners with Old Mutual to bring driver-partners financial literacy sessions

Woolworths Oct. 18, 2019, 12:21 p.m.

Driver-partners in South Africa are extremely important to Uber and for this reason Uber is proud to bring back the Old Mutual Financial Literacy Sessions for driver-partners at no cost …

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NPO sector masters good management at #ThinkGood

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Sept. 18, 2019, 9:54 a.m.

About 280 representatives of non-profit organisations (NPOs) and civil society bodies attended a free one-day gathering in Cape Town this week to share learnings on optimal NPO management practices.

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Responsible Trader Shows (RTP) a HUGE Success

SA Breweries March 5, 2019, 7:49 a.m.

The Cape Region launched two Responsible Trader Mass Education Rallies in the region on the 16th of August 2011 in Cape Town and the 24th of August 2011 in Port …

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SAB and W Cape Liquor Traders to fight alcohol abuse

SA Breweries March 5, 2018, 8:10 a.m.

Media Release Intoxicated customers, underage drinking, driving under the influence, as well as pregnant women and drinking, are some of the issues dealt with in a radical new programme aimed …

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