Monthly Archives: October 2015

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

By | October 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 | October 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 | October 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 | October 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 | October 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 [...]