After a need was identified in the areas of Masiphumelele and Ocean View for quality pre-primary education with an after-care facility, the iThemba (which means hope) School was opened in Fish Hoek to cater to the children in these local communities.
Background on South Africa
South Africa has one of the largest economies in Africa, but its education challenges are immense. Educational inequality persists as a legacy of the differentiated government administration and school systems characteristic of the Apartheid era.
Now, South Africa is committed to building a new era, and CEI has identified over 120 programs focused on improving the access, quality, and equality of the country’s education ecosystem.
Most programs operate in peri-urban and rural areas targeting children otherwise at risk of not attending school or students with high drop-out rates. In addition, there are several promising models in the areas of teacher training and evaluation, curriculum reforms, education technology, early childhood development.
Click below to read our Database-at-a-Glance report and find highlights from six common approaches & characteristics across ECD models. Learn about programs focusing on:
1) Student Support
2) School Support
3) Teacher Training and Evaluation
4) Education Technology
5) Skills for Work
6) Early Childhood Education and Development