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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...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
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...




ALL THE NEWS , Education, Skills Development
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...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
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...




ALL THE NEWS , Disability, Education
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...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
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...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image:  Computer Science Education Week 7-14 December 2015

December 2015 will see South Africa launching its first Computer Science Week, the brainchild of business woman and social entrepreneur, Ms Lindiwe Mashinini, CEO and Founder of Africa Teen Geeks.   Read More...




Education
Image: Sozo Foundation launches "TAG , YOU"RE IT " Campaign to raise funds for education

On Monday 12th October 2015, the Sozo Foundation launched a new campaign to promote its monthly giving drive, TAG.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education, Enterprise
Image: A business owner of Ndibano Tours, an entrepreneur, and ambassador to the Langa community

Meet Odwa F., a former Christel House South Africa student. He grew up in a hostel in Langa, living with his mother and four brothers. The home lacked necessary resources such as food. Odwa expresses his gratitude towards one of the hostel elders, who always ensured he had something to eat each day. Reflecting on his childhood, Odwa describes the elders’ actions as the true meaning of ‘Ubuntu,’ which means ‘human kindness’.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: CELEBRATING 100 EDITIONS OF THE NAL’IBALI  LITERACY SUPPLEMENT Nal'ibali reading-for-enjoyment campaign celebrates the 100th edition

This month, the Nal'ibali reading-for-enjoyment campaign celebrates the 100th edition of its popular literacy supplement produced in partnership with Times Media. As the only bilingual resource of its kind in South Africa, it bridges home, community and school to promote and enable reading for joy and personal satisfaction among children and their parents or caregivers in African languages and English.   Read More...




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Image: Pop-Up fundraiser to benefit Wola Nani Movie and music lovers are also catered for by the NGO with classical and opera releases and an enormous selection of seminal rock, pop, jazz, blues a

The City Bowl’s favourite pop-up charity booksale, Wola Nani, returns for a fortnight at Gardens Centre from Monday 21 September until Sunday 4 October. Wola Nani’s book sale is a curated event that offers not only current best-sellers in fiction but also cult, classic and covetable tomes for bibliophiles, collectors and bookworms alike.   Read More...




CHANGE MAKER, ALL THE NEWS , Education, Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Collect-a-Book drive to bring more books to Gauteng schools Collect-a-Can's Collect-a-Book initiative will help transport children to the most joyful place – their imaginations.

Collect-a-Can's Collect-a-Book initiative will help transport children to the most joyful place – their imaginations. Collect-a-Can is back with their Collect-a-Book drive to donate more story books to selected underprivileged Gauteng schools in celebration of National Literacy Month. The Department of Basic Education revealed shocking statistics indicating that thousands of learners do not have access to story books. During Mandela Month, Collect-a-Can launched the Collect-a-Book initiative and challenged learners to read the story books donated to them. As a reward for sticking to the challenge, these schools will receive more books to fill their book shelves in celebration of National Literacy Month.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education, Social & Community
Image: Adults rise above daily challenges through the gift of literacy Mustadafin Foundation is helping adults in gang ridden areas in the Western Cape to rise above daily challenges through their adult literacy programme

In communities where struggles and poverty are rife, learning to read and write later in life takes a certain amount of courage and will-power. Originally implemented as far back as 1988, Mustadafin Foundation’s adult literacy programme has helped over 1000 illiterate adults aged from 17 to 60 years in Athlone, Crossroads, Montrose Park, Philippi and Heinz Park to read and become more confident and independent.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Arts & Culture, Education, Social & Community
Image: Cape Town Fringe: a spark to set children’s imaginations alight Family-friendly fare is part of the programme on offer at this year’s Cape Town Fringe arts festival and ranges from the deliciously absurd to the ele

MAGICAL productions aimed at igniting children’s imaginations are on the programme of this year’s Cape Town Fringe arts festival, which runs from 24 September to 4 October. Motivated by a desire to develop new audiences, this year’s Fringe programme has been carefully crafted to appeal to broader and younger audiences than those that traditionally frequent theatres.   Read More...




Education, Skills Development, Social & Community
Image: What do you think the ideal South African Youth Policy would look like? Was the National Youth Policy(NYP) 2014-2019 written for government officials or for the Youth of South Africa? Niki Alexander takes a deeper look.

The National Youth Policy recognises that young people are not passive, but are champions of their own development who need space to actively participate in their own growth and development as members of society. This may be a positive step forward by government, but The NYP does not illustrate of “how” platforms will be made available to young people in order to demonstrate their potential.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education, Social & Community, Women Empowerment
Image: Keeping Our Young Girls in School As South Africa engages the realities of Women’s Month 2015, the celebrations of the struggles of women for liberation and equality mask a painful and

As South Africa engages the realities of Women’s Month 2015, the celebrations of the struggles of women for liberation and equality mask a painful and hidden continuous struggle:  the struggle of the menstruating girl-child.  The Community Chest is tackling this problem head-on by making sure it is addressed and researched.    Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Corporate Governance , Education
Image: SAEE 2016 year of study Student Scholarship Scholarships of R15,000.00 to be awarded to students

The Southern African Association for Energy Efficiency (SAEE), in cooperation with sponsoring companies, award scholarships of R15,000.00 to students with an excellent academic record in previous years of study.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Children's Literacy Charter International Literacy Day (8 Sept 2015) is an occasion to celebrate the importance of literacy

The ability to READ, WRITE, and COMMUNICATE connects people and empowers them to achieve things they never thought possible. It truly is the basis of who we are and how we interact with the world.   Read More...



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