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A hiking adventure at Cape Point

By |2017-08-18T13:37:53+00:00July 17th, 2017|Cross Cutting, Environment, High School, Hope Scholars, Impact Centre, Uncategorized|

Last month, our Hope Scholars learners participated in two hikes. While SAEP organises many hikes throughout the year, these particular hikes gave learners the opportunity to contribute to the body of scientific knowledge on local biodiversity. The initiative was coordinated by SAEP’s Impact Center, the Cape Citizen Science (CCS) initiative and the Stellenbosch University. The CCS [...]

SAEP Founder, Norton Tennille, Retires

By |2019-04-26T11:24:02+00:00March 14th, 2016|Arts, Cross Cutting, General news, Hope Scholars|

The gentle but vibrant sound of marimbas, played by the Arts Programme students, welcomed us as we arrived to celebrate the life’s work of SAEP’s founder and tata, Norton Tennille. People of all ages and from all walks in life had gathered on a warm Saturday afternoon to send him into retirement (though we suspect [...]

The Kindness That Binds Us

By |2016-10-21T08:41:41+00:00January 22nd, 2016|Cross Cutting, Tertiary Support|

The Big Read: The kindness that binds us Jonathan Jansen | 22 January Source: Times Live Tyra Hendricks* can see the university from the one-bedroomed flat she shares with three other adults and a child. "But we also use the small lounge," she quickly adds, as my frown must have questioned how five human beings [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

#SAEPtalks RMF: A Panel Discussion

By |2016-10-21T08:41:52+00:00September 17th, 2015|Cross Cutting, General news, Impact Centre|

By: Katherine Florian, SAEP Impact Centre A hum of voices permeated the walls of SAEP’s office in Mowbray on 8 July 2015 as the last few attendees of the “SAEP talks RMF” event filtered through the doors. Three of SAEP’s Tertiary Support Programme students, Azi Mqatazana, Babalwa Mpongoshe, and Khululwa Mbinda comprised a panel – [...]

From the bottom of my heart – Poem written by the HIV positive grandmother of grade 8 SAEP Hope Scholar

By |2015-08-20T11:57:31+00:00August 20th, 2015|Cross Cutting, General news, High School, Hope Scholars|

“FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART” With Love Love conquers all obstacles, It’s the main source of willing power, it keeps you going. What’s causing all the detours on one’s path, How one lose faith and obtain anger as replacement. How could Human kind be deducted in such manner. “The emptiness cannot even be filled [...]

Hope Scholars spend time in nature during school holidays

By |2015-08-20T11:45:50+00:00August 20th, 2015|Cross Cutting, Environment, General news, High School, Hope Scholars|

During the June-July school holidays, 52 Hope Scholars Programme (HSP) grade 8 learners (from both Zisukhanyo and Sophumelela) went on an educational camp to the False Bay Ecology Park, Zeekoevlei Nature Reserve (working with CTEET).  The aim of the camp was not only to strengthen the relationship between HSP learners and HSP staff, but also to build trust between HSP and the parents of [...]

Teaching how to think is just as important as teaching anything else

By |2015-08-20T11:02:30+00:00August 20th, 2015|Bridging Year, Cross Cutting, General news, High School, Hope Scholars, Impact Centre, Tertiary Support|

A new paper on teaching critical thinking skills in science has pointed out, yet again, the value of giving students experiences that go beyond simple recall or learned procedures. It is a common lamentation that students are not taught to think, but there is usually an accompanying lack of clarity about exactly what that might mean. [...]

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