Learning Cape Initiative
The Learning Cape Initiative's (LCI) key objective is to unlock economic growth through promoting lifelong learning. South Africa has a high unemployment rate, particularly among youth. Many students leaving school, particularly in disadvantaged areas, have very limited access to tertiary education and struggle to find employment. LCI formed a public-private partnership with the Western Cape Government in order to address this issue. Together they identified three main focus areas: research, career guidance, and work experience.
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