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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...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
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...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: NAL’IBALI and Pan MacMillan celebrate the memory of Madiba CHILDREN ACROSS SA - a wonderful way to encourage children to emulate the qualities that Mandela and his generation stood for

The Nal’ibali national reading-for-enjoyment campaign has joined forces with publisher Pan Macmillan to inspire even more children with the picture book version of Nelson Mandela’s bestselling autobiography, A Long Walk to Freedom.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Paint a classroom this Mandela Day Giving a facelift to a Kwandengezi school with a fresh coat of paint is the aim of The Project Build Trust this Mandela Day. The non-profit organisati

Project Build has been constructing educational buildings in KwaZulu-Natal for 30 years, and has completed 5300 classrooms to date. “Our annual Paint a Classroom Mandela Day initiative is a great way to rise up and meet the expectations of our first president, Nelson Mandela, who was passionate about education and social upliftment,” explained Suzanne Edmunds, Project Build chief executive officer.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Education
Image: Damelin Receives Diamond Arrow Award The PMR Africa Awards announced their annual ranking of the tertiary institutes category at an event held in Cape Town, and Damelin came out tops. PMR Africa conducts an annual national survey assessing companies and institutions in South Africa that enhance economic development, growth and stability through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes and initiatives.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Education
Image: Raymond Ackerman Academy - Apply for classes now The Raymond Ackerman Academy is currently recruiting for the July 2015 January 2016 class We are looking for energetic, passionate aspiring entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 30 who are looking for an opportunity to improve their business and life skills.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Wola Nani pop-up book sale at Gardens Centre Charity book sale from Monday 22 June at Gardens Centre Pop-up fundraiser to benefit Wola Nani until Sunday 5 July
The City Bowl’s favourite pop-up charity booksale, Wola Nani, returns for a fortnight at Gardens Centre from Monday 22 June until Sunday 5 July   Read More...



HEADLINES, Capacity Building & Resource Mobilization, Education
Image: Save a Child from a Life of Crime On Wednesday, 24 June 2015, NICRO, which lays claim to a long and proud history of fighting crime and building a better tomorrow for all South Africans, will host an exciting new sporting event to coincide with Youth Month celebrations.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Early Childhood Development (ECD), Education
Image: New National Franchise a breakthrough for Early Learning in SA A group of investors has announced a new ‘social franchise’ for early learning in SA, and committed R60 million to its establishment over the next three years. Branded “SmartStart”, the early learning franchise will open new playgroups and daymother groups and centres across the country.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Education
Image: Nalibali highlights the critical role of fathers in children's literacy development This June, the Nal’ibali reading-for-enjoyment campaign is putting the spotlight on the power fathers have to help nurture their children’s emotional

Simply by reading and sharing stories with them on a regular basis. Backed by respected South African celebrities and everyday dads, and in collaboration with SAVF-FAMNET, the campaign is encouraging fathers and fathers figures through a series of face-to-face and online discussions to become active in their children’s literacy development.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education
Image: Join Collect-a-Can’s book drive this Mandela Month Millions of learners in South Africa do not have access to books, while eight out of ten schools do not have libraries ...

With these challenges in mind, Collect-a-Can in partnership with the Department of Basic Education, will be running a fun-filled Collect-a-Book drive across South Africa in celebration of Mandela Month, taking place this July. The aim of the book drive is to bring reading books to schools, ultimately improving South Africa’s literacy rate.
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HEADLINES, Education
Image:  SAP launches Africa Code Week  Youth skills development programme targeted at 20 000 children in eleven African countries. SAP Africa today announced the launch of the inaugural Africa Code Week (ACW) with the go-live scheduled for October 2015.   Read More...



Education
Image: Peer Supporters learn to raise awareness

Persons with disabilities often experience discrimination and victimisation in their communities, creating a tremendous barrier to the individual when trying to participate in local activities.   Read More...



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