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Author Archives: Sandi mvandaba

Story Power | Biblionef KZN – CSI

Bringing new packs of storybooks to primary schools across Kwazulu-Natal, Biblionef is helping teachers grow a love of reading in classrooms. Reading is a powerful tool when it comes to addressing poverty and inequality. Yet, worrying statistics (2017 Progress in International Reading Literacy (PIRLS) study) show that 78% of all South African Grade 4 children […]

Strong Foundations | Dream2Teach CSI

Helping change the future of young learners for life, 50 new Dream2Teach Scholarships and work placements are growing new motivated and professional teachers. South Africa is short of 20% of the teachers it needs every year to maintain an effective teacher pupil ratio. And, in a sector that’s burdened by high levels of teacher absenteeism […]

Fired Up Learning | COTLANDS CSI

Helping budding ECD practitioners get their online qualifications, Coltands’ innovative e-training solution holds the key to new opportunities for quality early education. To create a more equal and prosperous South African society, more vulnerable children need access to quality play-based early learning opportunities. Yet millions of children aren’t given the opportunity to reach their potential […]

A lift for early learning | Grow Educare CSI

Getting help to very low-income early childhood development (ECD) centres, GROW Educare is using tech and subsidised loans to raise education standards for all. Scaling up over the next three years to reach even more Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres across South Africa, GROW Educare is harnessing technology to expand access to teaching materials. Thanks […]

Youth 4 Literacy | Shine Literacy CSI

New superheroes are on their way with Shine Literacy — as young volunteers are trained to work with young learners to build a nation of readers. In a nation where only 22% of all Grade 4s are achieving basic levels of literacy, most young children aren’t achieving their full potential.  But by connecting unemployed recent […]

Creating possibility | Breadline Africa

Giving young children a safe place to learn and play, transformed classrooms and sanitation facilities are changing futures in a province struggling to break the cycle of poverty. How do you learn when your tummy’s rumbling and the roof is leaking? It’s a tough ask for so many children in struggling communities, where access to […]

Swipe it Up | Give back and Win

Giving back to those who need it most has never felt so good! Can you beat last year’s swipes to win your share of over R600 000 cash? In this year’s challenge, we’ll compare your total number of swipes from April 2021, against your total number of swipes in April 2022. 20 SUPPORTERS with the […]

Terms & Conditions: MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet Swipe Competition (the “Rules”)

Terms & Conditions: MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet Swipe Competition (the “Rules”) Swipe your card and stand a chance to win a cash prize 1.The Promoter: This MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet Swipe Competition (the “Competition”) is operated by Virtual Market Place (Pty) Ltd (Reg No: 1997/016316/07) (“MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet” or “us” or “we”). 2. Who may enter:The Competition […]

Are you rare aware? | Rare Diseases

Rare Diseases South Africa is helping raise awareness of rare diseases such as sickle cell anaemia — a rare condition Nabeelah was diagnosed with when she was only seven. World Rare Disease Day takes place on 28 February 2022 and Rare Diseases SA is asking everyone to #ShareYourRare and be part of #RarenessAwareness in its […]

Mission Green | Greenpop

Africa’s urban spaces are set to expand by over 700% by 2030. On its mission to green, Greenpop is helping plant trees and grow green communities with sustainable family food gardens. As the world’s most rapidly urbanising continent, urban populations across Africa will more than double between 2000 and 2030. As an award-winning registered non-profit […]