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Common Good: Head of Education

ABOUT OUR ORGANISATION

Common Good is a Christian faith-based, not-for-profit organisation founded by Common Ground Church in 2005, working in a range of communities. We're passionate about addressing issues of social justice that challenge our city. We seek to make a positive and lasting impact in the areas of early life, education and employment, so that individuals and communities across Cape Town can build brighter futures for themselves.

NGO Urged to Keep Girls in School

A primary school head teacher at Chambuluka in Chikwawa district, Malawi, has asked for non-governmental organisations to go to his school and implement activities that will help keep girls in school.

The head teacher, Baton Sande, made the remarks when Nice Trust Chikwawa office organised an interface meeting with the communities.

He said there have been 10 dropouts of girls in the first term as well as the second term which is not yet finished posing a threat that there might be more of dropouts if no tangible measures are put in place.

School Turnaround Foundation: Web and Social Media Developer

The School Turnaround Foundation is an educational NGO that supports to schools to achieve excellence. School Turnaround Foundation is not about ‘improving schools’, but rather to develop “excellent school by design”, where all learners are stretched and supported to be successful, in order to realise their ‘dreams’ beyond schooling.  It means that the organisation does things differently so that the organisation moves beyond the high dropout rate, the mediocre learner outcomes, high unemployment and despair.

Transitions Foundation: Managing Director - Stipended

Founded in 2011, Transitions Foundation works to improve the performance of young people across the spectrum of educational needs. We recognise that young South Africans face a myriad of challenges as they try to transition their way through school and our aim is to facilitate these transitions by helping them overcome the obstacles that lie between hardship and happiness.

Axium Education: Foundation Phase Teacher

Axium Education is a nonprofit organisation based in Rural Eastern Cape which uses Mathematics, Science and English teaching as a means to generate opportunities for students to pursue post-secondary study.
 
Axium Education seeks to appoint a Foundation Phase teacher, based in Eastern Cape.

The successful candidate will become the school's founding teacher to Zithulele Independent School opening in 2016 and will serve a rich mixture of children drawn from the surrounding community.
 
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Call for Papers: Innovations in HIV Prevention in Africa

Health Economic and HIV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD) is a self-funded, applied research unit based at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban. HEARD conducts a range of research-from pure to applied- seeking to support all those intent on designing interventions to reduce the HIV pandemic in all sectors  in  the  SADC and East Africa region. Its research agenda is driven by current issues and is aimed at producing knowledge and evidence critical to informed policies and actions.

Innovations in HIV Prevention in Africa

BUSKAID Benefit Concert in Aid of The Asha Trust for Early Childhood Development

ASHA Trust is a not for profit organisation that establishes and supports formal and home-based early childhood centres in economically challenged communities.

ASHA Trust is hosting a BUSKAID Benefit Concert on 11 April 2015 in Parktown.

BUSKAID string ensemble performs special concert for a good cause, join the ASHA Trust  for early childhood development for a night of musical inspiration to benefit preschool education in needy communities.

Tickets/Fee: R180 for adults and R125 for children, Book now at Computicket.

LEAP Science and Maths Schools: Fundraiser / Donor Relationship Manager

LEAP Science and Maths Schools is a collection of six no fee, independent high schools serving students living in townships in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria and Jane Furse. LEAP aims to equip these young people with the academic and emotional skills to go ‘to, through and beyond’ their tertiary studies, notwithstanding the poverty-affected circumstances of their lives. LEAP has achieved extraordinary success in its relatively short history with a 94% average Grade 12 pass rate with 74% of our matriculants engaged in tertiary studies.

Unemployed School Leavers May Turn to Crime - NGO

Child rights group, Molo Songololo, has warned that school leavers who fail to find jobs are at risk of turning to crime or substance abuse.

Molo Songololo director, Patrick Solomons, says that there is an urgent need for schools to better prepare matriculants, and provide them with more information.

Solomons further states that jobs are hard to find and school leavers can become demotivated and ultimately dysfunctional.

Department Supports Transgendered Pupil

The Eastern Cape department of education says school children must be supported in their right to a preferred sexual orientation.

The department’s superintendent general, Modidima Mannya, points out that, "There is an urgent need to advance a transformation agenda that addresses all matters of common social and cultural understanding.”

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