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SAEP continued making a difference in 2016!

By | December 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 [...]

Welcome Bridging Year Class of 2016

By | March 16th, 2016|Bridging Year, General news|

This year’s orientation week where our brand new batch of Bridging Year students met each other for the first time was a whirlwind three days of introductions, team-building, bonding, hiking and other fun activities. The BY team was happy with the enthusiasm of our new students and especially with the 90% attendance rate across the [...]

Vocational schools can slay youth unemployment

By | January 20th, 2016|Bridging Year, High School|

Source: Business Day Live by Johann Maree, January 18 2016 IF RECENT history is anything to go by, the newspapers will be full of stories over the next few weeks of matriculants with B passes desperate to get into universities being turned away because the universities are full. The media usually portray this as a [...]

Calling all students interested in Engineering

By | January 18th, 2016|ADT Teach, Bridging Year, Tertiary Support|

Tool and Die Making is a career that is listed as one of South Africa’s critical skills – i.e. there is a shortage of trained people in this industry. There is an opportunity for matriculants with a pass in Maths, Physical Science and English to apply for free training in Tool and Die making. This [...]

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 [...]

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

By | September 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 [...]

How to apply for a NSFAS Bursary

By | September 28th, 2015|Bridging Year, Tertiary Support|

This blog explains how to get a NSFAS bursary.  Similarly to the NSFAS loan, you must apply on time and with all the required paperwork attached.  Although you may be asked for proof of family income, there is no cut-off after which you will not be successful.  The intention of the NSFAS bursaries is to [...]

NSFAS – things you should understand about NSFAS before you commence your application

By | September 28th, 2015|Bridging Year, Tertiary Support|

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme, NSFAS, offer financial support for tertiary study in the form of loans and bursaries.  How do you get your hands on some of this money?  Read on to find out! NSFAS is a financial pool mostly funded by the Department of Education.   Its aim is to support tertiary costs [...]

Bridging Year Community Service Report Back

By | September 15th, 2015|Bridging Year, General news, Uncategorized|

Students from the Bridging Year Programme (BYP) recently completed community service activities and have been presenting their reports to the Careers facilitator via a written report and a presentation. Three groups spoke about their experiences at Siyazaka Primary School, Amandla Edu-Football and the Red Cross Hospital. Each student spoke about their experience, summarising it and [...]

Literacy for all ‘must stand at the heart’ of new sustainable development agenda – UNESCO chief

By | September 10th, 2015|Bridging Year, High School, Hope Scholars, Primary school|

Urging governments and partners to join forces for universal literacy as a key component of “the future we want,” the United Nations is emphasizing that literacy is essential to reach the newly-proposed Sustainable Development Goal on promoting inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning for all. Read the full story online here

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