Graduate Asset Programme (GAP)
It is becoming increasingly important to narrow the gap between business and education, to ensure that learners are adequately prepared for the local and global job market. Growth in the Small and Medium Enterprise sector is likely to account for a high percentage of employment in a South African context. Fetola, a Cape Town based agency that offers support services to entrepreneurs and start-ups, has created the Graduate Asset Programme (GAP) to boost both graduate employability and SME growth.
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