A Story On Nelson Mandela Day: BRIDGE partners with Help2Read

Steps to Succulent Succulents

BRIDGE is keenly aware of South Africa’s literary crisis. According to data in the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), South Africa placed last out of 50 countries which included nearly 320‚000 children globally. The survey also found that reading scores have not improved since 2011. As part of our efforts to redress the situation, the BRIDGE team has recently embarked on a journey with the developmental non-profit Help2Read by registering to become ‘Reading Helpers’ in its Volunteer Reading Help Programme.

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SEKHUKHUNE SPEAKS: Growing a veggie garden at Matleu Primary School

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BRIDGE, in partnership with JET and CIE, is currently working on a project that hopes to effect real and long lasting positive change in the education outcomes of 10 public schools in Sekhukhune, Limpopo. BRIDGE has been tasked to work in the area of leadership development and is currently engaging with 10 principals from the region.

One such principal is Mr Shaku of Matleu Primary School. We caught up with the principal to talk about what impact the project has had on him and his school. In this post, Mr Shaku shares how he has made use of a BRIDGE recourse (a framework proposed by Arista Bouwer on how to build resilient schools) to improve the functionality of his school. Continue reading

Sekhukhune Speaks: Ms Mphahlele

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BRIDGE, in partnership with JET and CIE, is currently working on a project that hopes to effect real and long lasting positive change in the education outcomes of 10 public schools in Sekhukhune, Limpopo. BRIDGE has been tasked to work in the area of leadership development and is currently engaging with 10 principals from the region.

One such principal is Ms Mphahlele. We caught up with the principal to talk about what impact the project has had on her and her school. In this write up, Ms Mphahlele shares how she has made use of BRIDGE knowledge products to improve the functionality of her school.  Continue reading

Writing Her Way to #blackgirlmagic

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In celebration of Women’s Day, BRIDGE partnered with Coronation Fund Managers to host a Women’s Day celebration at Fairlawns Boutique Hotel and Spa. The event, which was held on August 8th 2017, involved over 60 young ladies from various schools around Gauteng. As part of the day’s events, Coronation Fund Managers ran an essay competition on the theme of ‘Your Vision for Your Future’. In this story, the competition’s winner, Boipelo Moatshe, shares her experience of winning the prize, and discusses what inspired her essay. Read on!

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Start small to bring big change: How feasible are Communities of Practice in poor functioning schools in KZN?

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“… getting good teaching for all learners require(s) teachers to be highly committed, thoroughly prepared, continuously developed, properly paid, well networked with each other to maximise their own improvement, so they are able to make effective judgements using all their capabilities and experience.” — Michael Fullan

The Khanyisa Inanda Community Project (KICP) is a programme of the Inanda Seminary, the oldest black independent girls’ boarding schools in the country. Khanyisa’s aim and overall purpose is to work within the surrounding community public schools and ‘to improve access and equity in education’. Through a number of different interventions, KICP is attempting to ensure that ‘high quality education and professional development is available to disadvantaged students, teachers and leaders in these public schools in Inanda North and community schools in the greater Inanda area.’

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SEKHUKHUNE SPEAKS: MR MAPEA

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BRIDGE, in partnership with JET and CIE, is currently working on a project that hopes to effect real and long lasting positive change in the education outcomes of 10 public schools in Sekhukhune, Limpopo. BRIDGE has been tasked to work in the area of leadership development and is currently engaging with 10 principals from the region.

One such principal is Mr Mapea. We caught up with the principal in June to talk about what impact the project has had on him and his school. Read on to learn about his experience.

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WORD FROM WAGNER: WEEK 4

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BRIDGE’s very own Sibongile Khumalo (Head of Operations) has been selected as a fellow in President Obama’s Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. She’s been blogging about her experience from Wagner College on Staten Island, New York in a weekly series titled, “Word from Wagner”. In her fourth post, Sibongile shares everything from celebrating Mandela Day in the U.S. to seeing the legendary band ‘The Roots’ live. Read on to learn more about her adventures!

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