May 7, 2020

Creative Ways of Keeping Your Anxiety in Check During Lockdown

We are currently being faced with a global pandemic which has led to increased anxiety levels about our physical and mental health, safety, employment opportunities, and schooling. Here is a helpful list of creative ways of keeping you and your family's anxiety in check during lockdown.
April 30, 2020

Homeschooling During Lockdown

Homeschooling prior to the lockdown has been successful all around the world. Families who homeschooled were able to meet and share. Extracurricular activities were also an indulgence. With homeschooling during lockdown the absence of socialising can be stressful.
April 10, 2020

Ludwe Primary School

It was a truly intimidating experience for the Edufundi team when we first walked into Ludwe Ngamlana school four years ago. The school had a staff component of 48 teachers that catered for 1500 learners, so we weren’t sure how we were going to make a difference given the size of the school.
April 10, 2020

Xolani Primary School

There are 1080 learners at the school, but less than 20% of the parents and caregivers are involved in the education of their children. This lack of parental involvement places additional pressure on teachers and school leaders alike, which compounds what is already an extremely challenging learning environment.
April 9, 2020


In response to the South African government declaring a National State of Disaster on 15 March 2020 and all schools closing on Wednesday 18 March 2020 until further notice, the SACTWU Edufundi project have suspended normal operations for the time being. We will continue to reach out to our community virtually and we are coming up with alternative ideas as to how we can support the most vulnerable at this time. Wishing everyone good health at this time.
March 25, 2020

Lead like a Champion

The single most important component of the entire education system is the dynamic relationship that exists between the teacher, the learners and the curriculum itself. All of the policies, processes, structures and activities across the education system should therefore be structured in such a way as to enable and enhance the processes of teaching and learning in the classroom.
March 6, 2020

Confident, Happy & Enthusiastic Educators

During her short time on the Programme, Mrs N. Dlamini from KwaZulu-Natal has made noteworthy progress, and her enthusiasm is contagious: “I love myself now. I feel as if I am a new teacher; I enjoy teaching more. I need to train and workshop other educators, to make sure I ‘make’ someone who is just like me.”
December 4, 2019

My Journey

My name is Tasneem Jacobs and I am a Foundation Phase teacher currently teaching Grade 3. I started teaching in the year 2018. Being a novice teacher, I was faced with many challenges and obstacles every day. My first year of teaching was the most difficult year of my career.
November 30, 2019

Managing Oversized Classrooms

Siphosethu Primary in Ntuzuma, KZN. It’s 10 o’clock and 109 energetic Grade 5 learners are crammed into one small classroom, chatting noisily as they wait for their teacher. Everything they need for the upcoming lesson is already on their desks. Mrs Dlamini appears in the doorway and immediately the atmosphere changes. “3 … 2 … 1… Stop!”
October 21, 2019

Rise Up Teacher’s Conference 2019

When teachers give so much of themselves every day, it’s wonderful to see events that celebrate and reignite their passion and purpose. The Rise Up Teachers’ Conference held in Durban, KZN, on World Teachers’ Day, was just such an occasion. Educators from near and far – including a number of the Edufundi mentees and mentors – joined together as part of a #CommunityofCourage to learn, share and be inspired.
Rise Up Teacher’s Conference 2019
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