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 [...]

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 [...]

Our high school learners explore Table Mountain and Signal Hill

By |2015-10-21T09:46:55+00:00October 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 |2016-10-21T08:41:47+00:00October 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 [...]

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 [...]

Primary School learners fun day out

By |2015-08-20T10:54:12+00:00August 20th, 2015|Environment, General news, Primary school|

On Saturday 15th August, a group of 55 Siyazakha Primary Learning Gym learners with their Coaches set off on an outing to Giraffe House in Stellenbosch. The buzz of excitement that had been around all week grew to a peak as the bus drew off from the school on time! The weather looked grim, but luck was [...]

SAEP Environmental Programme students learn about careers in Environmental Sector

By |2016-10-21T08:42:02+00:00July 22nd, 2015|Cross Cutting, Environment, General news, High School, Hope Scholars|

Students in the Sinethemba Secondary School Environment Club attended an interactive presentation about careers in the Environmental Sector at the University of Cape Town (UCT).  The presentation was put together jointly by Siyenyuka (the outreach component of UCT Mountain and Ski Club) and the Environmental Programme at SAEP to introduce students to potential career options, [...]

SAEP Environmental Programme and The I am Water Conservation Trust clean the beach together

By |2015-07-22T08:41:39+00:00July 22nd, 2015|Cross Cutting, Environment, Primary school|

November 2014 Students from SAEP's Environmental Programme at Siyazakha Primary School in Philippi, Cape Town, joined Hanli Prinsloo and Peter Marshall from The I am Water Conservation Trust to conduct a beach cleanup from Kalk Bay to St. James on 01st November. The students filled several large blue bags with waste that was either left [...]

ECD children explore Newlands Forest

By |2015-07-22T08:57:27+00:00July 22nd, 2015|Early Childhood Development, Environment|

March 2015 This month, the Early Childhood Development (ECD) Programme arranged two outings to the Newlands Forest braai area for a total of 100 Pre Grade-R learners. The scenery of a green forest with tall trees and spacious environment proved to be an exciting and new experience for the kids. And so with picnic blankets, [...]

Hope Scholar’s tour Robben Island

By |2016-10-21T08:42:06+00:00July 22nd, 2015|Cross Cutting, Environment, Hope Scholars, Uncategorized|

On Friday, 8 May 2015, 100 Hope Scholar Programme (HSP) learners from grade 8 and 9 went on a tour of Robben Island.  The purpose of the trip was twofold: to allow the scholars to experience the environment of the island (Robben Island is home to a great variety of seabird species) and to gain [...]

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