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Inaugural Care and Support for Teaching and Learning (CSTL) Conference
Consolidating our collective efforts
12-13 June 2018, Gauteng, Venue TBC
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Education Above All Foundation is working with partners worldwide to deliver quality primary education to the most marginalised out of school children. Every child deserves the right to an education and the opportunity to unlock their potential.
As a global partner of Education Above All Foundation, we have worked to remove barriers and ensure that children across the globe have access to an education. Follow EAA Foundation on Facebook ahead of their event in Paris next week, which will focus on the importance of SDG4 and its role in driving so much of the SDG agenda, #TogetherFor10million
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We are pleased to announce our refreshed brand identity as part of the ongoing evolution of our organization since its establishment in 1996.
The introduction of the Africa graphic element shows our footprint in the region, and our commitment to a continent where all children and youth can access quality education and development opportunities.
The subtle change in colours and font reflects an organization that embraces change whilst staying true to our core values and vision.
We hope you agree that our new look reflects a dynamic organisation and communicates MIET AFRICA in a contextually and meaningful way.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Beverley Dyason to the position of CEO, with effect from 1 January 2018.
With over 20 years’ experience in education, Beverley is a passionate champion of the rights of children and youth to quality education. She is also no stranger to MIET Africa and has a deep understanding of the organization and its operating environment. She started working with MIET Africa in 2000 as a consultant and joined the organisation full time in 2010. Her natural leadership skills soon became evident, and in 2013 she was appointed as one of the organization’s five directors. Through her work in materials development and programme implementation, she has acquired expertise across a wide range of areas including but not limited to, inclusive education, child rights, life skills, health promotion, career development, employability, sustainable livelihoods, entrepreneurship and curriculum development.
Beverley is committed to MIET Africa’s vision of quality education for all and believes strongly in partnering for maximum impact.
Download: What about the vulnerable boy child?
As SADC’s implementing partner for CSTL, MIET Africa is increasingly aware of the paucity of support for boys and young men as compared for that of vulnerable girls and young women.
The paper highlights the vulnerability of boys and young men, and argues that engaging them in a more holistic approach to gender equality, and addressing their own specific vulnerabilities, has the potential to benefit both boys and girls. It concludes with recommendations for strengthening support for boys and young men within the CSTL framework.
Young people should be at the forefront of global change and innovation. Empowered, they can be key agents for development and peace. If, however, they are left on society’s margins, all of us will be impoverished. KOFI ANNAN
World Youth Skills Day comes almost exactly a month after South Africa’s Youth Day, which commemorates the sacrifices made by the students of 1976 in standing up against the Apartheid regime. Designated by the UN General Assembly in 2014, World Youth Skills Day serves to highlight the importance of youth skills development, surely one of the most pressing of the challenges of the twenty-first century.
As the UN notes (see www.un.org/en/events/youthskillsday/), “Young people are almost three times more likely to be unemployed than adults and [are] continuously exposed to lower quality of jobs, greater labor market inequalities, and longer and more insecure school-to-work transitions.” These challenges are compounded for young women,
Download: Innovative Learning Environments
MIET Africa’s Innovative Learning Environments project, implemented in three schools in KZN, South Africa, devised and trialled a range of innovative strategies to improve learning outcomes of seriously underachieving learners. The use of electronic devices proved to be a particularly powerful strategy for learning mathematics, especially when their use was paired with tuition and support by mentor learners.
June 16 is the centrepiece of Youth Month in South Africa. On this day, we commemorate the sacrifices made by youth defiantly standing up to the Apartheid regime in the 1976 Soweto Uprising. Hundreds of young people were killed when they protested against the attempt to impose Afrikaans as a medium of instruction in secondary schools—a measure both exclusionary and a violation of their fundamental right to quality education in a language accessible to them.
Today’s youth enjoy the fruits of the hard-fought freedom that those courageous students in 1976 fought for. But nowadays many of youth in our country face other challenges, including, but not in any way limited to, unemployment and exclusion from the mainstream economy. Ironically, part of the reason is the less than optimal education system itself, which, despite gains made since 1994, has inadequately prepared youth for the realities of the 21st century economy.
Download: KGS_Data management
Large development programmes that are heavily data-dependent pose considerable challenges, both logistical and analytical. This paper seeks to highlight the challenges associated with traditional systems (i.e. paper-based) of data collection and analysis, and demonstrates how the utilization of digitized technologies (as demonstrated in the Young Women and Girls Programme [see Keeping Girls in School]) can enhance efficiencies in logistics, analysis and overall project management.