Yearly Archives: 2015


Smiles and Christmas Cheer at 3 ECD Centres

By |2016-10-21T08:41:44+00:00November 24th, 2015|Early Childhood Development|

Smiles and Christmas cheer were abundant in the hearts of the young children from three of our Early Childhood Development centres we have been working with in the community of Philippi East during the past year. Thanks to the many items donated to SAEP throughout the year, spirits were lifted when we provided Christmas gifts [...]

Home visits allow us to better understand our learners’ individual needs.

By |2016-10-21T08:41:45+00:00November 20th, 2015|Cross Cutting, High School, Hope Scholars|

Home Visits are conducted for all new Grade 8 learners, giving Hope Scholars programme (HSP)  staff  the opportunity to further understand the learners’ social, academic and health backgrounds and their living conditions by visiting the learners’ homes and talking to a parent/primary caregiver. Many of our learners live in densely clustered informal settlements and some do not [...]

3 Things We’ve Learned about Environmentalism and Our Organisation

By |2016-10-21T08:41:45+00:00November 19th, 2015|Cross Cutting, Environment, Impact Centre|

By Katie Florian, SAEP Impact Centre At SAEP, learning is central to the work we do. After all, it’s what educational organisations are all about. But one of the things we’ve discovered in our 20 years in the business, is that in order to deliver excellent services, as staff and volunteers, we need to be [...]

One of our TSP Students is the LeadSA September Youth Hero

By |2016-10-21T08:41:45+00:00November 18th, 2015|Hope Scholars, Tertiary Support|

One of our students and an alumni of our Hope Scholars Programme, Aphiwe Mxabanisi, received the LeadSA September Youth Hero award. Aphiwe is currently a 1st year student at TSIBA, studying a Bachelor of Business Administration. Besides the cricket club that he is involved with, Aphiwe is very active in giving back. He and other ex-learners of [...]

2015 Child Protection Programme comes to a close with the Umzimba Wam Puppet Show

By |2015-10-29T10:34:36+00:00October 29th, 2015|Early Childhood Development|

October marked the end of the 2015 SAEP ECD Child Protection Programme. The two Pre-Grade R classes from Sunshine Educare and Love and Faith Educare in Philippi East who received the 6-session curriculum during the year were all invited to attend the Umzimba Wam Puppet Show. The Umzimba Wam Show was performed by Art of [...]

SAEP hosts Philippi East ECD Service Providers Meeting

By |2016-10-21T08:41:46+00:00October 22nd, 2015|Early Childhood Development|

On the 21st of October, the SAEP ECD Team called a meeting of all ECD service providers in the Philippi East community. ECD service providers included non-profits, government officials, community members and ECD forum members who are working in the Philippi East area. The meeting was held at the Philippi East Library with 19 people [...]

Our high school learners explore Table Mountain and Signal Hill

By |2015-10-21T09:46:55+00:00October 21st, 2015|Arts, Environment, High School, Hope Scholars|

On Saturday the 17th October, the Hope Scholars and Arts Outreach Programme's learners were invited to an excursion of Table Mountain and Signal Hill. The outing was initiated by Kate Crane Briggs of Culture Connect. Around 50 learners took part in the outing. The beautiful weather on the chosen day allowed for a great time for [...]

Primary school learners explore Intaka Island

By |2016-10-21T08:41:47+00:00October 19th, 2015|Environment, Primary school|

On Saturday 17th October 60 learners from our Siyakhathala Primary Schools programme and their Learning Gym Coaches walked across the wooden footbridge onto Cape Town's only man-made wetlands, Intaka Island at Century City. The island covers an area the size of 16 Rugby Fields and does the amazing job of filtering and cleaning the water from [...]

How to stop high drop out rate of first-year university students

By |2016-10-21T08:41:49+00:00October 1st, 2015|Bridging Year, Cross Cutting, Tertiary Support|

Copy of article published on The Conversation. The opening up of South Africa’s universities after the end of apartheid has proved to be a double-edged sword. Enrolment figures have doubled from close to 500,000 in 1993 to 938,201 in 2011, which means that far more people have had the chance to earn a university degree. But [...]

My name is Nokulunga Poswa – I am and will always be an SAEP product.

By |2015-09-30T09:12:10+00:00September 30th, 2015|Bridging Year, Tertiary Support|

My name is Nokulunga Poswa, I’m originally from Tsolo in the Eastern Cape. I grew up there living with my grandparents until they both died then I moved to Cape Town, in Guguletu shacks to live with my mother and four brothers. My mother is a single parent and worked as a domestic worker at [...]

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