A fundamental aspect of the Edufundi Support Programme design is to ensure that it works alongside the Department of Education - complimenting and supporting their work. In doing so, the effectiveness of the programme is improved.
Our three-part Mentorship Series brings together four expert voices to explore the topic of educator mentorship in South African schools. Why is mentorship needed, and what makes it successful or not? What deep change can mentorship bring about - and how can we ensure its sustainability, for the future of all learners?
Walking into Impendulo Primary School in the Makhaza neighbourhood of Khayelitsha, you would not imagine that it hosts 1,530 learners in small classrooms with limited resources. The school is immaculate and has a tranquil energy to it. Learner behaviour and discipline has a large role to play in this, according to the teachers and deputy principal at the school.