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Adopt-a-School Foundation Essay Competition Winners 2017

Essay Competition Adopt-a-School Foundation runs an annual essay competition for all of the schools under its adoption programme. The competition aims to encourage learners to think creatively, express their views and opinions and share their personal experiences. Foundation Phase Winner Motshidisi Letsela Grade 3b Semomotela Primary School Free State My Favourite Season My favourite season […]

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Career Guidance in Diepsloot

On Friday 4th August, Adopt-a-School Foundation hosted a career expo in Diepsloot in partnership with Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation as part of its work in coordinating the stakeholder collaboration network in that community. Adopt-a-School’s work in schools often reveals greater underlying social issues affecting the community, including chronic unemployment and the disempowerment of women and children. […]

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CHILD HEALTH MONTH AUGUST 2017

Nearly three quarters of South African children living with disabilities are currently not in school.* As we observe Child Health Month this August, Adopt-a-School Foundation (AAS) urges all stakeholders to work together to develop strategies to support and educate these marginalised learners. “Schools in disadvantaged communities face many challenges.  They are very seldom able to […]

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Back to School for a Day on Mandela Day 2017

On 18 July 2017 Adopt-a-School hosted the Back to School for a Day Collective at Bathabile Primary School in Olievenhoutbosch. Bathabile Primary School is a quintile 1 (no-fee paying) school with 1 446 registered learners and no permanent infrastructure. Our Mandela Day activities were structured around Adopt-a-School’s holistic Whole School Development model and addresses issues related to: […]

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Improved education is ineffective if children are neglected, abused or exploited

As we observed Child Protection Week from 27 May to 02 June, the Adopt-a-School (AAS) Foundation called upon government, NGOs and civil society to combine their efforts to protect vulnerable children against neglect, abuse and exploitation. Unless children are properly nurtured and protected from harm, no amount of improvement to schooling will yield better educational […]

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Shwashweni Primary School Magazine

The learners of Shwashweni Primary School have produced their first annual magazine!  This magazine has been conceptualised, designed, written and edited by the learners themselves.  The initiative is part of an English Literacy programme facilitated by Mine is Education.   Shwashweni Primary School is located in the Patane community in Empangeni, KwaZulu-Natal. View the magazine […]

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Private – Public collaborations for the upliftment of underprivileged schools

On 10 March 2017,Industrial Development Corporation celebrated five fruitful years of partnership with Adopt-a-School (AAS) Foundation and the Department of Education at an event in Bushbuckridge. The three schools in Mpumalanga adopted by the IDC have improved their annual pass rates by an average of 20 percentage points, giving thousands of underprivileged learners educational opportunities […]

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School Health Week linked to the fight against poverty and unemployment

Since 2011, National School Health Week (04 – 08 March), has brought focus to healthcare at schools in areas which lack adequate access to these services. Adopt-a-School (AAS) Foundation partners with civil society, corporate South Africa and the Department of Education to implement programmes tackling a wide range of health issues, from sanitation to sexual […]

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