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Our new documentary: Kwazilience

Our new documentary: Kwazilience

In celebration of World Teacher’s Day 2022, Edufundi is releasing a short documentary that celebrates the resilience of two primary schools in Durban following the devastating ‘triple blow’ over the last three years – the COVID pandemic in 2020, the social unrest in 2021 and the flooding in 2022. The…

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Welcoming the new CEO –  Setungoane (Stu) Letsatsi

Welcoming the new CEO – Setungoane (Stu) Letsatsi

“Growing up I have always been driven by the notion that the Education profession is a vehicle for all professions. I remember just how I admired the young teachers that came into my school. I knew then that I wanted to grow up and be a teacher. I got to…

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A letter from our outgoing CEO – Taryn Casey

A letter from our outgoing CEO – Taryn Casey

The Light That Shines When Things End – a Poem by Iain S Thomas I hope that in the future they invent a small golden light that follows you everywhere and when something is about to end, it shines brightly so you know it’s about to end. And if you’re…

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A positive impact from simple techniques

A positive impact from simple techniques

A positive impact from simple techniques : Edufundi techniques helping improve discipline in classes of up to 70 students The historical Shembe village is home to Shembe Primary, one of the ten schools that Edufundi is currently supporting in KwaZulu-Natal. The school is built on a small area of land…

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Building a culture of support, reflection and respect

Building a culture of support, reflection and respect

It is vital to our Edufundi Support Programme to have buy-in from School Management Teams (SMTs) and principals. SMTs and principals are taken through an in-depth three year process, which looks at how to manage the school through instructional leadership techniques. As this is Eskhululiwe Primary’s first year with Edufundi,…

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‘Beautiful strategies’

‘Beautiful strategies’

‘Beautiful strategies’: Reflections from two principals on school life after Edufundi Different schools, similar challenges Ludwe Ngamlana Primary School and Silverlea Primary School sit in very different neighbourhoods of Cape Town. They do have some similarities, however: Edufundi has completed its programme in both schools – and it was run…

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Annual Report 2021

Annual Report 2021

On Wednesday the 22rd of June Edufundi held our online Annual General Meeting via Zoom where we launched our 2021 Annual Report. “We are exceptionally proud of all of our schools and how they have remained strong and resilient in the face of adversity. We are truly proud to be…

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What weighs more?

What weighs more?

Learners in Grade 3 at Encotsheni Primary School in Khayelitsha had a fun and interactive lesson, led by Ms Mafu. Every day, Ms Mafu uses the Threshold Technique to ensure her learners are greeted as they enter the classroom. Then, it is straight into a Do Now exercise. Ms Mafu…

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Struggles and Successes in Gauteng

Struggles and Successes in Gauteng

The struggles – and successes – of gaining principals’ trust in Gauteng When the school calendar for 2022 started, Edufundi’s Gauteng team had no list of schools to be mentored, coached and supported. This was worrying, as an onboarding session with the new schools should happen three months before schools…

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Adjectives

Adjectives

‘Beautiful’, ‘Kind’ ‘Caring’ and ‘Tall’. These were the adjectives used, by learners, to describe Ms Abrahams – a Grade 2 teacher at Cypress Primary School in Bridgetown, Cape Town – in a lesson all about adjectives. Ms Abrahams is indeed all these things and more, navigating her new role as…

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