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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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A Term Reflection from Team KwaZulu-Natal

A Term Reflection from Team KwaZulu-Natal

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” Sifunimfundo Primary School Set deep in the hills of the sprawling township of Inanda, just north of Durban, lies an institution of hope called Sifunimfundo Primary School. Translated into English, “Sifunimfundo” means “we want to learn”. This…

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Creating supportive classrooms

Creating supportive classrooms

Creating supportive and constructive environments is a key part of what Edufundi develops in our schools. Through the Edufundi Support Programme, we encourage teachers and school management teams to create these supportive environments – for themselves, for the school itself, and for the learners too. This was exemplified in our…

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Lead the Way, Know the Change

Lead the Way, Know the Change

“Leadership is about empowering others” These were the words from Ms Van Rooyen, subject head, at Woodville primary as they took us through their Edufundi Lead Like a Champion journey this week. Lead Like a Champion, Edufundi’s newest programme, has been developed to address the need for instructional leadership in…

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Edufundi Celebrates World Teachers Day with E.TV

Edufundi Celebrates World Teachers Day with E.TV

This year Edufundi produced a short video to Celebrate World Teachers Day. Highlighting the strength, resilience and creativity of our teachers. They have shone through the pandemic adapting to new ways of teaching and helping their wider communities. E.TV featured part of our video in celebration of our teachers and…

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Mr Jali’s Journey

Mr Jali’s Journey

Mr Daluxolo Robert Jali teaches Grade 6 Mathematics, Creative Arts and isiXhosa at Kukhanyile Primary School in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. Mr Jali is a quiet man, but his presence is unmistakable. By adding his own charm to the TLAC techniques he has mastered, he makes mathematical magic unfold in his…

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