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Ikamva Labantu: Social Worker – OVC Family Work

Ikamva Labantu - the Future of our Nation - is a NGO that provides services in the delivery of health services, learning, development and resources. Ikamva Labantu works through local communities so that they can become self-sufficient and sustainable.

Ikamva Labantu seeks to appoint a Social Worker - Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Family Work, based in Cape Town.

The person will report to the Programme Head – OVC.
 
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Education in South Africa: Where Did It Go Wrong?

“It’s bad. It just is,” says Malehlohonolo Khauoe about the education she received at a rural school outside Matatiele in South Africa’s Eastern Cape, the country’s worst-performing region. Schooling here is so inferior that the national education ministry took over its management.

This is the frontline of the education crisis in South Africa. The 19-year-old is one of its millions of victims. When pressed to describe what is so bad at her school, she says the “problem is mostly with the teachers.”

Ikamva Labantu: Club Assistant

Ikamva Labantu - the Future of our Nation, is a non-governmental organisation that provides services in the delivery of health services, learning, development and resources. Ikamva Labantu works through local communities so that they can become self-sufficient and sustainable.

Ikamva Labantu seeks to appoint two Club Assistants, based in Cape Town.
 
The Club Assistants will report to the Programme Coordinator.
 
Responsibilities:

New Education Initiative Calls for Greater Collaboration in Sector

Despite the fact that South Africa’s education system is ranked 140th among 144 countries, there are workable and innovative solutions and funding models in existence that have the potential to be scaled up – but key players will need to step beyond of their comfort zones to get there.
 

Why Mobilise Towards Successful Teaching?

The current pass rates and throughput of the South African education system need to be addressed. Therefore, the objective of the 1st Annual National FET Conference 2013 is to be instrumental in decreasing the failure and dropout rates and consequently improve the pass and throughput rates in line with the vision of the National Development Plan.

The theme of the conference, ‘Motivating Towards Success’ has a holistic focus addressing upliftment, skills building, poverty alleviation and economic emancipation upon which I want to add ‘Learning Emancipation’.

Publicly and Privately Managed Schools for SA

The Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE) is exploring the option of cultivating contract schools to boost the education system in South Africa.
 
The organisation states that publicly funded schools that are privately managed in South Africa’s education system could significantly benefit poor and failing pupils.
 
CDE executive director, Ann Bernstein, points out that, “Government provides funding and clearly defined goals for pupils and private providers to come up with innovative ways of delivering schooling to them.”
 

Motshekga Willing to Engage NGOs

The Department of Basic Education says it is prepared to discuss the problems plaguing her department with non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, who derides the manner in which issues are sometimes raised, states that, “It could be irritating but you cannot deny that they [NGOs] are raising real facts, which we can engage in…”

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