200 young girls in the Mount Frere Education District will soon receive their Subz Washable Panties and Pads, thanks to a determined MIET AFRICA Training Coordinator. Bukelwa Ntlabati works with primary school learners in the Education: My Right! My Future! Project. As part of her work to identify out-of-school children and ensure that they are enrolled in school, attend school regularly and complete their primary schooling, she noticed a need for sanitary pads in the community and sent an appeal for donations. Project Dignity quickly responded to Bukelwa’s request and sent 200 individual packs of Subz washable pads and panties for girls aged between 11 and 14 years old. Thank you Project Dignity and Subz! To find out more about Project Dignity and to make a donation so that the organization can continue their quest to empower girls of SA, please visit their website www.projectdignity.org.za and www.subzpads.co.za
Do you think that Curriculum reform can be the driver?
Do you agree that this can be achieved through education?
The inception meeting of the FoRCESA project was held in Johannesburg on 14 June 2018. The meeting was well attended with both government and non-government participation.
Delegates were drawn from:
- Government partners: seven CSTL Ministries of Education viz: DRC, Mozambique, Malawi, South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe and Zambia
- Non-government partners: UNICEF, UNFPA, Save the Children, CRNSA, SADC and MIET AFRICA.
An overview of the project was presented by the Manager <click here for presentation> explaining how the civil and political rights of children in the ESA regional are integrated into, and have the potential to be advanced, through 21st century learning. However, for learners to acquire the competencies to succeed in the 21st century will require re-appraising our approach to education. In particular, 21st century approach has learner agency at its core, where learners are provided with the opportunity to participate meaningfully and make decisions that affect their learning.
Even without the imposition of climate change, caring for the environment is a pre-requisite for survival. While many environmental issues may lie in the domain of government control, communities that are better informed about such matters are more able to adapt to catastrophic environmental events.
The education system – and specifically the SADC Care and Support for Teaching and Learning framework – offers an effective vehicle to drive a response to the very real threat of climate change and related anthropogenic impacts on the natural environment.
Download: Learning Brief – climate change