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A registered Section 18 A Non-Profit Organisation, dedicated to the management and implementation of school development and transformation programmes. Established in April 2008 by the programme managers of the former Education Quality Improvement Partnerships (EQUIP) programme run by the National Business Initiative (NBI) since 1997, developed its own School Transformation and Empowerment Partnerships (STEP) Programme based on reviews of, and the lessons learnt from EQUIP.

STEP Objectives

  • To develop challenged rural and township schools into fully functional and effective institutions delivering ongoing improvement of learner performance, for the eventual increase of employment levels in the target communities.
  • To institutionalize best practices in leadership, management and administration at project schools.
  • To raise literacy and numeracy levels among intermediate school leavers in the target areas by at least 25%.
  • To improve the quantity and quality of Grade 12 (high school leaving) passes in ‘gateway subjects’ Mathematics, Physical Science, Accounting and English by at least 20%.
  • To improve teacher efficiency and morale by training and guidance on the implementation of national curriculum statements and learner assessment requirements.
  • To provide affordable and accessible educational IT equipment and concomitant effective teacher training to STEP schools, and.
  • To improve and institutionalise regular internal monitoring of teacher and learner performance in the target schools.

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Career Guidence
It is a comprehensive, developmental program designed to assist individuals in making and implementing informed educational and occupational choices. A career guidance and counseling program develops an individual’s competencies in self-knowledge, educational and occupational exploration, and career planning.

OUR SCHOOL TRANSFORMATION AND EMPOWERMENT (STEP) PROJECTS COVER THE FOLLOWING:
  • Subject Choice and Career Guidance: Grade 9 FET subjects choices made upon self-analysis and exposure to suitable career fields.
  • Study & Careers Guidance: Grade 12. Essential information for township and rural learners who often lack knowledge about the world outside of their residential areas, and the variety of available study, training and employment opportunities – advice, guidance and relevant documentation on the range of full- or part time study, learnerships, apprenticeships, job opportunities, application procedures etc.

Who Benefits from Career Guidance and Counselling Programs?
Everyone benefits–youth and adults, male and female, disabled, disadvantaged, minorities, limited English proficient, incarcerated, teachers, administrators and parents.

What Is Our Focus? Our primary engagement is with management and delivery of curriculum and overall school management and governance.Particular focus is on the areas of literacy and numeracy at the Foundation and Intermediate Phases. We also offer support for Maths, Physical Science and English teaching and learning at Senior Phase and Further Education Training levels of schooling.
OUR SCHOOL TRANSFORMATION AND EMPOWERMENT (STEP) PROJECTS COVER THE FOLLOWING:
    Post-School Career Guidance
  • Funda Afrika has in progress this new venture which is based on the information deficits regarding the world of employment and further study among township and rural schools in partnership with funders and respective departments of Education.
  • The programme supports many South African learners in discovering their individual suited spaces in the vast world of work and further study opportunities in the country.

Subject Support in Primary Schools

  • Improved teaching and learner performance in Maths in Intermediate Phase classes in primary schools, as demonstrated by school literacy programmes.
  • Laying of sound foundations for Senior Phase learning.
OUR SCHOOL TRANSFORMATION AND EMPOWERMENT (STEP) PROJECTS COVER THE FOLLOWING:

Teacher Training Programme

  • Support and Professional Development of Grade 12 Teachers in Maths, Physical Science and Accounting, in response to pressures on current teachers and the potential of dedicated individuals.

IT Provision and Teacher Training

  • Delivery of Compujectors to deserving primary schools and High Schools.
  • Training of Staff and Monitoring of Implementation.

Whole School Development Training

  • Classroom management and discipline, a programme designed for new or educators struggling with discipline.

Principals Workshop

  • Programme works in conjunction with the department of education and the principals.
  • Meant to improve the schools and achieve great relationships amongst principals, educators and learners.

Although effective study skills strategies are critical for academic success, for many reasons students are seldom taught them. Perhaps chief among these reasons is simply that teachers assume students already possess such skills, having picked them up in the earlier grades.

OUR SCHOOL TRANSFORMATION AND EMPOWERMENT (STEP) PROJECTS COVER THE FOLLOWING:
  • Help learners identify their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Teaching of effective time management.
  • Learner Motivation.
  • helping learners plan and schedule their work effectively.
  • Assisting learners in sourcing support materials related to their subjects of study such as blogs or forums.
OUR SCHOOL TRANSFORMATION AND EMPOWERMENT (STEP) PROJECTS COVER THE FOLLOWING:
  • SGB & SMT Support

    Improved effectiveness of School Management Teams (SMTs) – effective planning, time tabling, learner progress control, infrastructure and finance management, teacher performance and learner discipline control.

  • Regular and mutually beneficial communication with provincial education department officials.
  • Monthly feedback and comprehensive quarterly reports to funders and departmental partners.
  • Provision of ongoing facilitation and support from Funda Afrika for funders’ Employees Volunteering Programmes (EVPs).
OUR SCHOOL TRANSFORMATION AND EMPOWERMENT (STEP) PROJECTS COVER THE FOLLOWING:
  • Support and Professional Development of Grade 12 Teachers in Maths, Physical Science and Accounting, in response to past inadequate teacher education, pressures on current teachers and the potential of dedicated individuals. Primary Maths and English Teacher Support in the Foundation and Intermediate Phases: strengthening essential foundations in crucial periods of children’s development and learning, including teacher support in preparation for Annual National Assessments (ANAS)
  • Enriched tuition in Maths, Physics and Accounting for learners in Grade 12: response to S A’s skills needs and latent learner potential – demystification of ‘difficult’ subjects.

    Aim: to continue upward trajectory of project schools’ Grade 12 results and increase in number of bachelors passes.

OUR SCHOOL TRANSFORMATION AND EMPOWERMENT (STEP) PROJECTS COVER THE FOLLOWING:
  • Delivery of Compujectors to deserving primary project schools (and High Schools).
  • Training of Staff and Monitoring of Implementation.
OUR SCHOOL TRANSFORMATION AND EMPOWERMENT (STEP) PROJECTS COVER THE FOLLOWING:
    Donations to schools on condition of deliverables and targets.
OUR SCHOOL TRANSFORMATION AND EMPOWERMENT (STEP) PROJECTS COVER THE FOLLOWING:

Funda Afrika encourages schools to make an effort in understanding their environment and what can be done to preserve it. The initiative entails planting of trees and education on which products are recyclable and compostable.When approaching the analysis with an open mind, it becomes clear: greening schools might be the most cost-effective path toward improving school performance. In fact, it might be the only educational achievement enhancing path that is also “profitable” due to energy and operational cost benefits even without considering the secondary job creation, student/teacher health and tertiary benefits.

Each aspect relates to a Green School goal:
  • Learners and Children.
  • Parents.
  • Volunteers.
  • Partners.
  • Suppliers.
  • Neighbours.
  • School board trustees.
  • Green School advisors or mentor.

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– Primary Engagement

– Integrated Delivery Models

– Project Management

– Team Building

– Learner placement for SETAs

– Literacy and Numeracy Support

– Delivery Of Curriculums

– Special Learning Needs Provision

– Computer Literacy

– Development of Analytical Tools For Gauging School and Leaner Performance

– Homework Support

– Overall School Management

– High School Maths and Science Support

– Leadership Programmes For Learners

– Conducting Baseline & Feasibility Studies