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Some Schools Still Without Textbooks

Rights group, SECTION27, says there is still some schools without textbooks in Limpopo.

SECTION27 spokesperson, Nikki Stein, says that, “What worries us is also the fact that we have been flooded with phone calls this morning from schools to report textbooks shortages.”

Stein states that the callers asked SECTION27 not to give their names to the Department of Education because they have been intimidated, threatened and told that if they do report their textbook shortages, disciplinary steps may be taken against them.

Education Not Affordable to All

According to a joint article by Lisa Draga and Doron Isaacs, the fees charged by certain public schools mean that most South Africans cannot afford to send their children to them, even though the fees are a great boost to the schools.

Draga and Isaacs argues that top public schools have inherited better infrastructure and are able to tap into private wealth to attract the best teachers and keep class sizes small.

Call to Create Workplace-Based Learning Opportunities

The Da Vinci Institute has called on South African universities to work towards increasing work-based learning opportunities for their students.

Speaking at his inauguration as the first chancellor of the Da Vinci Institute, in Johannesburg, Edward Kieswetter, said that South Africa has a high graduate unemployment rate, with many of its educated youth unable to make that essential first step into the workplace to gain working experience.

Ikamva Labantu: ECD Community Based Workers

Ikamva Labantu - the Future of our Nation, is a NGO that provides services in the delivery of health services, learning, development and resources. Ikamva Labantu works through local communities so that they can become self-sufficient and sustainable.

Ikamva Labantu seeks to appoint eight Early Childhood Development (ECD) Community Based Workers, based in Cape Town.

The successful candidates will report to the Registration Help Desk Coordinator.

Responsibilities:

Learning Through Doing: Lessons from a Review of DGMT’s Bursary Partners

In 2012, the DG Murray Trust commissioned an independent review of 7 of our 8 long-term bursary partners.  The following summary, written by the independent reviewer, Andrew Hartnack, gives a glimpse into the key findings of that review and its implications for this sector.  

ITEC: ECD Senior Facilitator

ITEC is a nonprofit organisation that works to create opportunities for learning and development by empowering change agents for children.

ITEC seeks to appoint an Early Childhood Development (ECD)/ Early Education Senior Facilitator. The position will be based in East London, however travel may be required as ITEC operates throughout the Eastern Cape.

The person will train the National Diploma - Early Childhood Development (NDECD) (NQF Level 5) in the Eastern Cape.

ITEC: Facilitators / Assessors / Moderators

ITEC is a nonprofit organisation that works to create opportunities for learning and development by empowering change agents for children.

ITEC seeks to recruit Facilitators/Assessors/Moderators, based in Eastern Cape.

ITEC is updating its database of skilled Facilitators/Assessors/Moderators that are available to conduct training, assessment and/or moderation for the organisation in a full-time and part-time capacity on a contract basis.
 
The following services are required;-

Trees to Sustain Feeding Programme

For 11 years, the international NGO, Mary’s Meals, has been feeding young learners in 421 selected primary schools in Malawi.
 
The organisation, which puts the number of beneficiaries at 593 000, states that each day they usually receive hot porridge made from maize flour mixed with salt and sugar.

NGO Touts Free Medical Care for Albinos

A Tanzanian human rights activist has called for the provision of free medical care to people living with albinism and increased number of teachers who can teach students with special needs.

The call was made by the Under the Same Sun executive director, Vicky Ntetema, during the launch of a series of educational programmes that will be broadcast on radio in the Lake Zone region and Rukwa next month.

Motshekga in Court Over Teachers Shortage

The Centre for Child Law (CCL) has taken Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, to court over the shortage of teachers in the Eastern Cape.

CCL director, Ann Skelton, says their urgent application arises out of the failure of the minister and the Department of Basic Education to implement a court order of 3 August 2013, which directed the appointment of educators to vacant posts and to pay educators occupying those posts."

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