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Image: A ‘gentle way’ out of poverty In an area where alcohol abuse, illiteracy and school drop outs are widespread, Goedgedacht uses a variety of activities and programmes.

This is to guide children away from a life of despondency and offer them opportunities to put an end to generational cycles of poverty through their POP (Path Out of Poverty) programme. One of the many avenues they use is Judo, otherwise known as ‘the gentle way’.   Read More...

Education, Enterprise
Image: SOSA Abroad The University of California, Los Angeles - known commonly as UCLA - is located in the foothills of Beverly Hills, California

This may seem like a distant place for SOSA Investments to have representation; However, when analysed further one can note that UCLA is ranked as the most sustainable university in the world, and thus is the perfect location to learn about cutting edge, renewable energy ideas.   Read More...

Image: ERM provides IkamvaYouth with Nokero solar lights

In response to a request made by IkamvaYouth, Environmental Resources Management (ERM), a global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, and social consulting services, provided young people across South Africa involved in IkamvaYouth with Nokero solar lights (a total of 2,000) to help learners study safely after dark. The initiative was made possible through ERM's Foundation (their social investment, not-for-profit arm) which supports various environmental and social projects across the globe.   Read More...

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Image: Nal’ibali and USAID partner for literacy in South Africa The Nal’ibali Reading-for-Enjoyment Campaign is proud to announce a new association with the United States Agency for International Development-USAID

Through a recent grant, Nal'ibali will be able to scale and deepen its operations at primary schools in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal over a three-year period.   Read More...

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Image: Engen sponsors new classrooms and a Science Lab for Castle Bridge School Children of Castle Bridge School in Bloemfontein will soon reap the benefits of learning in a modern science lab and newly renovated classrooms.

The funds were raised by the Engen Bloemfontein 1-Stop as part of Engen’s Dealer Community Partnership Programme, which encourages service station owners to play a meaningful role in their communities. Engen matched the amount raised.   Read More...

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Image: Edunova Learning Centre opens in Langa A partnership between Edunova, LEAP and Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages (CCPB)

Ahead of great anticipation and excitement, the Edunova Learning Centre was officially opened in Langa on Monday, 12 September 2016. Thanks to Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages and the Rotary Club of Newlands, the Learning Centre has much needed equipment and technological infrastructure.


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Image: The power of literacy Illiterate adults living in disadvantaged communities of Cape Town are given a second chance through Mustadafin Foundation’s Adult Literacy Programme

Community members are encouraged to face their fears and become confident, independent citizens through the power of literacy.   Read More...

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Image: The Anna Foundation & the 3 R’s Story 3 R's News: Reading, Running, Right-ing

For both facilitators and children, this month’s focus is on applying new skills and knowledge. Although it is most important to not forget but to integrate prior knowledge and skills that has been learned!   Read More...

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Image: NASAR HARRIS In our first edition of "Teacher Feature", we would like to introduce to you: Nasar Harris

Nasar has been teaching at Christel House for over 9 years now. Not only is he teaching life science in grades 10, 11 and 12 but he also acts as deputy principal for the high school.   Read More...

Image: Free Train the Trainer Workshops - September 2016 Are you a teacher of young learners? Are you involved in young people’s extra-curricular activities?

The Cape Town Science Centre will be hosting another series of free Train the Trainer coding workshops every Friday in September. These workshops will help participants prepare their own coding workshops for their learners during the ‘actual’ Africa Code Week from 15 to 23 October 2016. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL, Limited spaces.   Read More...

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Image: MTN Foundation Today, we want to give a platform for the first of our 15 Top Partners: MTN South Africa

They would like us to share the following with you:
"MTN Foundation is a proud sponsor of Christel House. The Foundation’s schools connectivity programme addresses more than access to ICT centres and teacher training, it promises the power to explore a world outside the gates of the school and presents opportunities for learners to gain an ability to compete in an increasingly digitised world."   Read More...

Image: 2016  -  Faith Daniels To start off this segment, we would like to introduce you to Faith Daniels

Faith is currently a Grade R learner. She is living with her parents and three brothers in Manenberg. She is the middle child, following 12 year old twins Reagon and Mellow.   Read More...

Image: IkamvaYouth : Successful students shepherd the next generation

The young adults who run IkamvaYouth don't pretend to teach school pupils. They just do “what educated parents do”: homework help, a safe place to go after school, and a little bit of individual attention. These are small things with enormous impact on matric pass rates and future incomes. By PIPPA GREEN.   Read More...

Education, Enterprise
Image: Teen Entrepreneur Breakfast In August 2016, the SOSA team was invited to the Teen Entrepreneur, Awaken the Giant Within breakfast series.

Teen Entrepreneur is a non-profit organisation whose vision is to cultivate and promote an entrepreneurial spirit amongst high school learners across South Africa through interactive seminars, workshops, conferences, and exhibitions.   Read More...

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Image: 3 000 Learners get TUTUDESKS from MYSCHOOL and LOOT.co.za partnership It is estimated that around 3 million South African school children do not have a desk to work at in their classrooms

“When I grow up I want to be a doctor. I’m very glad that we got the Tutudesks because these desks can help us when we are writing our home work or other class work either at home or at school”, said 13-year old Grade 7 pupil Monjela Mabiso from Thulani Primary, when his school received their allocation of Tutudesks recently.   Read More...

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Image: NAL’IBALI STORY BOSSO TALENT SEARCH RETURNS THIS LITERACY MONTH In 2015 Nal’ibali’s Story Bosso Talent Search saw Athandiwe Sikade (7 years old), from Chumisa Primary in Khayelitsha, take the title of ‘STORY BOSSO’

 A dynamite that packs a punch with her powerful voice and storytelling prowess, Athandiwe is ready to hand over the title to this year’s hopeful.   Read More...

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Image: Help your child become an ‘Academic Olympian’ It takes years of preparation to build a strong physical foundation and develop the necessary skills to compete on the highest level.

As the 2016 Olympic Games came to an end, we can reflect on the achievements, camaraderie and celebration of sport on the global stage. In addition to the great successes, Edublox reading, maths and learning clinic, highlights important lessons that can be learned from the Olympic athletes, which is applicable to a child’s academic and sporting performance.   Read More...

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Image: TSiBA Graduates of 2016: Charné Hendricks Bachelor of Business Administration

"This achievement means the world to me and my family; I am the first daughter, grand-daughter and cousin to graduate from tertiary education!"   Read More...

Image: TSiBA Graduates of 2016: Mlungisi Daniel Bundwini Bachelor of Business Administration

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but to also dream, not only plan, but to also believe”- Anatole France


Image: TSiBA Graduates of 2016: Sakhele Mphagalele Bachelor of Business Administration

"Thanks to TSiBA I now have a career in Finance and Investment industry and I intend on building this career further. I want to study postgrad studies in the financial management and possibly pursue a second degree in politics because that is my new area of interest."   Read More...

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