This is as an introduction to the Care and Support for Teaching and Learning (CSTL) Programme, and is intended for leaders and decision makers in education, officials at all levels, and those in partnership with education sectors across the SADC Region. Its four sections include: an overview of the history of CSTL; a synopsis of the status of children and youth in SADC; a summary of how various policy and regulatory frameworks define clearly the mandate for care and support for teaching and learning; an explanation of the concept of and processes for mainstreaming care and support into education.
An interactive calendar for parents and caregivers in the Free State (in Sesotho/English) and KwaZulu-Natal (in isiZulu/English) provinces. Each month’s themed topic includes fun activities for children in Grades R-7 as well as tips for parents on effective parenting and supporting children to learn.
The goal of home-based health care is to treat illness or injury in the home environment, and to provide assistance to patients in their homes, including babies, children and the elderly. They may also be required to provide assistance to people facing emotional crises as a result of illness, accidents or other types of trauma. This handbook gives information to carers to enable them to provide care and support to people in their community.
This handbook is divided into the following sections:
Section 1: Finding out about HIV and AIDS
This section answers some of the questions that many people have about HIV and AIDS, such as what it is, how you get infected, how you can avoid infection and how to live positively with the disease.
Section 2: Common health problems and illnesses
This section gives basic information about signs and symptoms of common health problems and illnesses,
Differentiation means acknowledging that in teaching and learning, “one size does not fit all”. A teacher should take differences into account when planning, teaching and assessing. These differences could include ability, learning style, language, gender, culture and socio-economic level. This booklet is accompanied by a DVD and refers to various sections in Education for all: A guide to building schools as inclusive centres of learning, care and support. It aims to assist teachers in introducing inclusive teaching methods into their classrooms.
This manual, with accompanying participant handouts, is a guide to implementing Education White Paper 6 and building an inclusive education system. It has been developed through a partnership between the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education (Special Needs Education Services Directorate) and MIET AFRICA.
This resource pack comprises guidelines for other organizations in the education sector wishing to implement the Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA). It also includes a case study that highlights the achievements of LAHL IV, an HRBA project implemented by MIET AFRICA and the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education. The case study explains the background of LAHL IV and its achievements, the process of implementing an HRBA and the lessons learnt.
A programme for girls in Grades 7-9 on sexual and reproductive health (SRH).
The programme material:
stresses the importance of education
promotes goal-setting that includes a commitment to staying in school and achieving optimally whilst there
works towards shifting social norms on sexual behaviour through building skills, knowledge and positive values and attitudes around SRH.
The RSP is a generic resource which aims to guide Ministries of Education in SADC Member States through the process of mainstreaming care and support for teaching and learning into every policy, programme and process.
The RSP toolkit consists of 15 booklets, including 12 action step booklets, sets of action step cards and a country roadmap. The materials are available in English, French and Portuguese.
Learn to Earn is a career development course that helps learners to explore career options, study routes, starting a business, finding a job and succeeding at work.
There are 10 x 2-hour facilitated sessions, each with a two-hour self-study task
Learn to Earn employs a participatory and interactive approach to learning
Learners are provided with a workbook containing course content, tasks and activities
At the end of the course, learners receive certificates of participation and attendance.
Let’s Talk has been developed out of a pilot project conducted in KwaZulu-Natal schools. It focuses on a dialogue approach to managing and preventing sexual harassment and learner pregnancy in schools. The project aimed to support teachers with strategies for coping with the challenges of sexual harassment in schools so that they are able to fulfil their professional roles and responsibilities. The programme was implemented by the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education (KZNDoE) Gender Desk in partnership with MIET AFRICA and underpinned by action research conducted by the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s School of Education.
In addition to the above booklet, the material also includes six posters targeting teachers, learners and caregivers.