Girls and Boys Town Education Model

The Girls and Boys Town Education Model comprises a series of training programs for educators and school administrators that teaches skills, strategies and techniques to manage academic and behavioral challenges for learners, and also provides remedial courses for struggling students to increase chances for academic success.
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Year launched: 
2002
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CEI Plus Status

Program Results Status
Monitoring and Evaluation Reporting
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Implementer: 
Girls and Boys Town SA

Location Data

State/Province: 
Gauteng, Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, North West, Free State, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu Natal
City: 
Cape Town, Joannesburg and Durban
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Program Description: 

The Girls and Boys Town Education Model provides educators and parents with strategies and tools to develop healthy and sound relationships with children, both in the classroom and at home. Through nationally researched, standardized, specialized, and accredited child and youth care education programs, educators and parents are trained to teach learners values, a sense of social responsibility and appropriate behavioral and leadership skills, which develop their self-respect, dignity and tolerance for others.

The training program is administered through two national Training and Resource Centres, which provide training services in their regions and surrounding provinces, and includes courses such as:

  • The Well Managed Classroom
  • Administrative Intervention
  • Effective Staff Development Through Consultation
  • Specialized Classroom Management

In addition, the Girls and Boys Town Education Model directly supports struggling students through its "Protem" ("in the meantime") Units. These Units provide small, intensive remedial courses to learners who have been removed from school due to either academic or behavioral problems, with the ultimate goal of mainstreaming these learners back into standard schools as soon as possible. 

The aim of the Girls and Boys Town Education Model is to empower the youth of South Africa to gain the respect and admiration of their peers, become more involved in decision making concerning their own affairs, to improve academic learning, and to develop into responsible citizens.