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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 [...]

SAEP Interns Make a Difference in SA

By | October 18th, 2016|Early Childhood Development, General news|

This October SAEP was lucky enough to have not one, but two extraordinary interns join our Early Childhood Development (ECD) team.  We interviewed them here to find out more about their experiences. *** Viathou Bijleveld, 23. Tell us a little about yourself... Where are you from and what are you studying? For the past four [...]

Connecting Parents and Children: SAEP Encourages Active Parenting

By | September 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' [...]

ECD Practitioners and Caregivers Upskilled With Disability Training

By | May 25th, 2016|Early Childhood Development|

Addressing the critical need for awareness raising and education on supporting children with disabilities in the Philippi community, SAEP, in partnership with the Uhambo Foundation, recently held a workshop for caregivers and Early Childhood Development (ECD) practitioners in the area. Many parents and caregivers in the community lack information and training on how to assist [...]

SAEP Hosts Centre Leadership and Management Registration Workshop for ECD Centres

By | March 17th, 2016|Early Childhood Development, General news|

Our Early Childhood Development (ECD) Programme hosted a registration information session for all unregistered and conditionally registered ECD centres in Philippi East. The main purpose of the meeting was to get more information about requirements and how to apply for a registration and financial support at Social Development Department. SAEP is supporting 8 centres, but [...]

SAEP ECD Centres Equipped With the Unlimited Child Learning Programme to Improve Early Learning and Teaching Experiences in the Classroom.

By | March 10th, 2016|Early Childhood Development|

The objective of the SAEP Early Childhood Development Support Programme is to provide vulnerable children from 8 selected disadvantaged Early Childhood Development Centres (ECD’S) in the Philippi East community with quality inclusive early learning opportunities to progress optimally according to their individual developmental milestones and needs. SAEP partnered with the Unlimited Child in providing a [...]

SAEP ECD Centres Receive Nutritional Support from Joint Aid Management South Africa

By | March 4th, 2016|Early Childhood Development|

The SAEP Early Childhood Development (ECD) Programme supports the educational, health and psychosocial needs of vulnerable children and their families from 8 under resourced ECD Centres in the Philippi East community. As a result of poor nutrition and hygiene conditions our ECD programme partnered with Joint Aid Management South Africa JAM, , to provide each child aged [...]

We welcome our new ECD Centre Principals

By | February 15th, 2016|Early Childhood Development, Foundation phase|

Our ECD programme had their first principals meeting with the 8 selected centres we will be working with.  This marked the beginning of a long relationship with the centres, as we thrive to ensure that we plough into the children’s lives at an early age. It was an event filled with great expectations from the centres [...]

Create daily reading routines for your children

By | January 21st, 2016|Early Childhood Development, Foundation phase, Primary school|

Source: Cape Times 18 January 2016 at 21:54pm By: Xolisa Guzula Xolisa Guzula At the beginning of every year, many people make resolutions for the new year. They have dreams, ambitions and aims of what they want to achieve for themselves personally, at work and for their families. Some of us adults plan to get [...]

Smiles and Christmas Cheer at 3 ECD Centres

By | November 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 [...]