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SAEP celebrates the success of TSP alumni – Aphiwe Mxabanisi

By |2019-06-22T21:14:46+00:00June 22nd, 2019|ADT Teach, Bridging Year, Hope Scholars, Tertiary Support|

At our Annual General Membership meeting in May, we were fortunate to hear an inspiring story of one of our Tertiary Support Programme alumni, Aphiwe Mxabanisi. Aphiwe was a student of Zizukhanyo Secondary School in Philippi and was part of not one but four of our learning programmes - Hope Scholars and ADT teach while [...]

Celebrates 25 years of continued service to vulnerable children and youth through education

By |2019-06-04T13:33:44+00:00June 4th, 2019|General news|

This year SAEP celebrates a milestone marking our twenty-five years of serving the community of Philippi at large and similar communities from where our many beneficiaries are from. Launched at the Annual General Meeting held in May at Beautiful Gate in Philippi, this year long celebration pays tribute to all those who have shared this [...]

Welcome to our new team members!

By |2017-02-20T09:05:29+00:00February 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|

  Mpilo Khumalo has joined SAEP as a Coordinator for our Hope Scholars programme. Mpilo was born in Soweto (Gauteng) and relocated to Zimbabwe where he lived with his grandmother. He completed his primary, secondary and tertiary studies in Zimbabwe and moved back to South Africa in search of greener pastures. Mpilo holds Honours in [...]

ECD Practitioners and Caregivers Upskilled With Disability Training

By |2016-10-21T08:41:38+00:00May 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

My name is Nokulunga Poswa – I am and will always be an SAEP product.

By |2015-09-30T09:12:10+00:00September 30th, 2015|Bridging Year, Tertiary Support|

My name is Nokulunga Poswa, I’m originally from Tsolo in the Eastern Cape. I grew up there living with my grandparents until they both died then I moved to Cape Town, in Guguletu shacks to live with my mother and four brothers. My mother is a single parent and worked as a domestic worker at [...]

How to apply for a NSFAS Bursary

By |2016-10-21T08:41:50+00:00September 28th, 2015|Bridging Year, Tertiary Support|

This blog explains how to get a NSFAS bursary.  Similarly to the NSFAS loan, you must apply on time and with all the required paperwork attached.  Although you may be asked for proof of family income, there is no cut-off after which you will not be successful.  The intention of the NSFAS bursaries is to [...]

NSFAS – things you should understand about NSFAS before you commence your application

By |2015-09-28T07:44:50+00:00September 28th, 2015|Bridging Year, Tertiary Support|

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme, NSFAS, offer financial support for tertiary study in the form of loans and bursaries.  How do you get your hands on some of this money?  Read on to find out! NSFAS is a financial pool mostly funded by the Department of Education.   Its aim is to support tertiary costs [...]

Freshlyground’s Zolani Mahola discusses the importance of stories

By |2015-09-17T06:58:43+00:00September 17th, 2015|Early Childhood Development, Foundation phase, General news, Primary school|

Hearing traditional stories, in your own language, is vital for children. It’s the thread that keeps you connected to your world – the world into which you’re born! It shouldn’t be a privilege to have access to that world, it should be a given. I feel like if we can’t provide those stories and books, [...]

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