100 000 Climate Change Postcards: A New Guinness Record 2018

With the help of children and youth, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) intends to beat the Guinness World Record of the largest composed postcard. The purpose of the campaign is to give children and youth the chance to voice their concerns about climate change and to send a message to the world’s leaders that ‘We are the future – give us a chance’. The aim is ambitious: 100 000 climate commitment postcards with individual pledges from learners from schools across the world. As a key partner of this initiative and a contributor towards mobilising immediate action to stop global warming, MIET AFRICA will collect 50 000 postcards from children and youth in the SADC region.

The 100 000 postcards will be pasted together, similar to a mosaic, to form a record-breaking giant postcard that will be displayed on the Aletsch glacier in Switzerland – the longest and deepest glacier of the Alps Mountains – located at an altitude of more than 3500 m above sea level in a place called ‘Top of Europe’.

First CSTL Conference a Success

First CSTL Conference a Success

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) in partnership with MIET AFRICA and UNICEF, hosted the inaugural national Care and Support for Teaching and Learning (CSTL) Conference on 12-13 June 2018 in Irene, Pretoria.

More than 230 delegates ranging from CSTL policy implementers, policy makers, policy influencers, learners, and educators attended the Conference which was opened by Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga. “On our journey of a thousand miles, we are not alone…we are grateful for the support and guidance of organisations like UNICEF and MIET AFRICA, “said Motshekga.

Under the theme Consolidating our collective efforts, the purpose of the conference was to share the DBE’s framework for care and support, and provide an opportunity for partners to discuss the initiatives currently being implemented in schools within CSTL’s 10 priority areas and in  the areas of partnership, multisectoral collaboration and system strengthening in support of policy implementation.

CSTL South Africa

CSTL South Africa

CSTL is a response by Ministries of Education in South Africa and the SADC region to the many issues threatening the provision of quality education for children. CSTL, or Care and Support for Teaching and Learning aims to transform schools into inclusive centres of learning, care and support where children stay in school and thrive. Watch this short overview on how CSTL South Africa ensures that every child has access to quality education, and the bright future they deserve.

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Vacancy: Training Co-ordinator: Secondary School Maths Specialist

Vacancy: Training Co-ordinator: Secondary School Maths Specialist

Vacancy: Training Co-ordinator: Secondary School Maths Specialist
The Sanlam Blue Ladder Schools Maths Improvement Programme

MIET AFRICA, an education development NGO working in partnership with the Sanlam Foundation and the KZN Department of Education (KZN DoE), requires the services of an experienced Maths education specialist to coordinate and lead the implementation of a Maths Improvement Programme at eight secondary schools in and around Durban, which includes development and support of teachers and selected learners in the FET phase. The key objective is to raise the level of learner performance in Maths at the schools. This is a Durban-based position which requires an experienced Maths teacher/trainer and school support person who is familiar with the CAPS curriculum (Maths) and with working in South African public schools. This is an immediate vacancy with the project ending in January 2020.

Key tasks

  • Lead the training, development and support of secondary school teachers in the eight project schools through support workshops,
Vacancy: Finance Manager

Vacancy: Finance Manager

Vacancy: Finance Manager

MIET AFRICA, a regional NGO working in education development, requires a Finance Manager. This is a twelve-month contract position. The successful applicant will be based at MIET AFRICA’s head office in Durban.

Key tasks

    • Regular reporting on organisation cash-flow situation, as required
    • Preparation and review of monthly management / board financial reporting
    • Attend board meetings and present to the board on financial matters
    • Review of month-end reconciliations including but not limited to:
      • Bank reconciliation
      • Payroll reconciliation
      • VAT reconciliation
      • Petty cash reconciliation
      • Fixed asset register
    • • Review of statutory returns before submission including but not limited to:
      • Annual tax return
      • CIPC return
      • NPO directorate narrative report
      • PAYE/VAT submissions
    • Coordinate annual audit and oversee annual audit process
    • Undertake internal audits and report to audit committee
    • Review organisation agreements as and when required
    • Assist with the annual organisational budget process
    • With regard to large projects: review/assist with the proposal budget conceptualisation,
Vacancy: Co-ordinator / Trainer – Creative Arts Education: Umlazi District, KZN

Vacancy: Co-ordinator / Trainer – Creative Arts Education: Umlazi District, KZN

Vacancy: Co-ordinator / Trainer
Creative Arts Education: Umlazi District, KZN

MIET AFRICA, an education development NGO working in partnership with the National Lotteries Cooperation (NLC) and the KZN Department of Education (KZN DoE), requires the services of an experienced Creative Arts Education specialist to coordinate and lead the implementation of a Creative Arts support programme in primary schools in the Umlazi Education District, KZN. The position requires a person who is passionate about the creative arts and child development. The project includes development and support of teachers in the teaching of Creative Arts in primary schools. This is a Durban-based position which requires a versatile individual who can inspire teachers, learners and the school communities about the importance of the Creative Arts in the holistic development of children. This is a 12-month contract post located at the Head Office of MIET AFRICA in Durban.

 

Key tasks

  • Lead the training,
Vacancy: Training Co-ordinator

Vacancy: Training Co-ordinator

Education: My Right! My Future! Programme: Libode District, Eastern Cape

MIET AFRICA, an NGO working in education development, seeks to appoint a Training Co-ordinator to provide training and support to primary schools in the Libode District, Eastern Cape. The successful applicant will be responsible for the overall coordination, training and support of district officials, teachers, caregivers and community members of the Education: My Right! My Future! Programme in the Libode district. This is a partnership programme between the National Education Collaboration Trust, Educate a Child and MIET AFRICA, and aims to support out of school children to access school, attend school regularly and complete their primary schooling.

Knowledge and experience required

  • Relevant tertiary qualification (graduate) in education and/or development
  • Knowledge and experience in the education and/or development sectors
  • Expertise in addressing barriers to learning experienced by vulnerable children is an advantage
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in project coordination,
INVITATION – DBE Inaugural National CSTL Conference

INVITATION – DBE Inaugural National CSTL Conference

DATE  & TIME:
12 June 2018 (09h00 – 17h00)
13 June 2018 (08h30 – 14h30)

VENUE:
Saint George Hotel & Convention
Centre, Pretoria, Gauteng

FEES:
There are no conference registration fees.
Delegates must pay for their own travel and accommodation costs.
Refreshments will beprovided for the duration of the conference.

IMPORTANT: Only online registration is accepted on or before 18 May 2018.

Online registration can be completed through the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1IkWMC9YbU2CxD0qjUI6xk_anH0enSpuN9n0E6ZB64b4/edit

For more information download the Invitation PDF