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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' [...]

Fees Commission: Where SA’s Education Funding Must Fall

By | September 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 | September 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 | August 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 | July 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 | June 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 [...]

It’s Graduation Season!

By | April 15th, 2016|General news, Tertiary Support|

Despite a year filled with disruption, on-going protests, campus shutdowns, postponed exams and racial wars, graduation season is in full swing and many students across the country have managed to overcome the higher-education crises that was 2015. Certainly feelings of joy and accomplishment fill the air, with students taking to social media where their qualification [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]