Yearly Archives: 2016


SAEP continued making a difference in 2016!

By |2016-12-13T14:17:31+00:00December 13th, 2016|ADT Teach, Arts, Bridging Year, Early Childhood Development, Fundraising and events, Hope Scholars, Primary school, Tertiary Support|

What an exciting year it’s been! We have seen significant positive outcomes across all our programmes, culminating in year-end graduation and celebration events with our beneficiaries. We are proud to share this year’s highlights with you as 2016 comes to a close. We started 2016 with the anticipation of growing our newly-introduced Siyakhathala Primary programme [...]

Connecting Parents and Children: SAEP Encourages Active Parenting

By |2016-10-21T08:41:33+00:00September 19th, 2016|Arts, Early Childhood Development, Foundation phase, General news, High School, Hope Scholars, Primary school|

More important than income or social standing, having a parent or guardian that is involved in their education is a key factor in predicting children’s school success. Responding to requests from our young beneficiaries to have their parents play a more active role in their school and personal lives; SAEP recently held a collaborative parents' [...]

Learning to Read, Reading to Learn this Literacy Month

By |2016-10-21T14:39:16+00:00September 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Originally published in the Mail & Guardian, September 16 2016 Susie Aston-Taylor, SAEP Primary School Curriculum and Research Officer September is Literacy Month and in our country this should be a big deal. Nearly 30% of Grade 4s in South Africa are illiterate and this is the critical grade where children need to move past [...]

Fees Commission: Where SA’s Education Funding Must Fall

By |2016-10-21T08:41:34+00:00September 12th, 2016|General news, Impact Centre, Uncategorized|

Originally published in The Times, Monday 12 September Kayin Scholtz, SAEP Impact Centre Manager The idea of a free university education resonates with the born free generation, and understandably so – it's an aspiration that has been denied to so many. Having a university degree has become associated as the minimum standard for those [...]

SAEP Pub Quiz: Join SAEP & Nik Rabinowitz

By |2016-10-21T08:41:35+00:00September 2nd, 2016|General news|

  Join SAEP and comedian, Nik Rabinowitz, this September and Heritage Month as we raise funds with a proudly South African themed pub quiz at the Woodstock Grill & Tap at 18.30pm on Monday September 26. Tickets are R250 per person and include either a classic burger (chicken or beef!) or vegetarian platter. Book for [...]

Chasing the Varsity Dream can be a Nightmare

By |2016-10-21T08:41:36+00:00August 15th, 2016|General news, Tertiary Support|

By Janine Jansen, SAEP Tertiary Support Manager First published in the City Press, 14 August 2016 Most South African youth are set up to fail. In my years working with township youth, I have consistently witnessed learners selecting tertiary study opportunities based on their perceived earning power and social status. They want to be doctors, [...]

SAEP Runs Holistic Development Programme for Township Learners

By |2016-10-21T08:41:36+00:00July 12th, 2016|General news, Hope Scholars|

July, 2016 Assisting the young people they work with to navigate their difficult teenage years, staff from the South African Education and Environment Project’s (SAEP) Hope Scholars programme recently ran a three-day holiday workshop focused on life skills and personal development. SAEP runs programmes at three critical phases of a child’s educational journey and the [...]

SAEP Pilots Township Peer-Support Programme

By |2016-10-21T08:41:37+00:00June 22nd, 2016|General news, Hope Scholars, Primary school, Uncategorized|

June, 2016 Helping to grow the social fabric of the township it supports, the South African Education and Environment Project (SAEP) recently launched its new peer support programme, the Buddy System, in Philippi. Connecting young members from its primary school programme with older, high school learners from another of its initiatives, the programme aims to [...]

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