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A hiking adventure at Cape Point

By | July 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 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 [...]

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' [...]

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 [...]

SAEP Founder, Norton Tennille, Retires

By | March 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 [...]

Home visits allow us to better understand our learners’ individual needs.

By | November 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 [...]

One of our TSP Students is the LeadSA September Youth Hero

By | November 18th, 2015|Hope Scholars, Tertiary Support|

One of our students and an alumni of our Hope Scholars Programme, Aphiwe Mxabanisi, received the LeadSA September Youth Hero award. Aphiwe is currently a 1st year student at TSIBA, studying a Bachelor of Business Administration. Besides the cricket club that he is involved with, Aphiwe is very active in giving back. He and other ex-learners of [...]

Our high school learners explore Table Mountain and Signal Hill

By | October 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 [...]

SAEP Arts Outreach Programme honoured in the community of Samora Machel

By | September 22nd, 2015|Arts, General news, High School, Hope Scholars|

On Monday the 14th the SAEP visual arts team was honoured at Masikhulisane Day and Aftercare Centre in Samora Machel. The team produced a beautiful mural on the outside wall of crèche as part of the Mandela day celebrations two months ago. The event was organised by Save the Children Fund Cape. The visual arts [...]