We provide psycho-social support to learners in the Alexandra Township schools, in Johannesburg, Gauteng with the aim to prevent disengagement from school. We work with the learner to address issues that they have so that they attend class, improve their marks and grow in self confidence. We do home visits to assess the situation and refer to services available. We partner with other NGOs in the community so as to not duplicate services but to enhance what each of us do.
1st Floor Block C, Sunnyside Office Park, 32 Princess of Wales Terrace, Parktown, Johannesburg, Gauteng 2193.
In South Africa, 78% of Grade Four children cannot read for meaning (PIRLS, 2016). We, at Shine Literacy, are helping to transform the prospects of some of South Africa’s most vulnerable children by breaking the destructive cycle of poor literacy, low educational attainment, wasted potential and poverty. We do this by providing structured English literacy support to children, providing storybooks and readers and empowering parents and caregivers through Family Literacy Workshops. We work in partnership with like-minded NGO’s, individuals and non-profit organisations to raise awareness and develop approaches that are appropriate and sustainable.
Shine Trust, Zonnebloem College Estate, Cambridge Street, Zonnebloem, Cape Town, 7925.
We are a social enterprise that aims to improve literacy amongst children aged eight to 13. We do this through our Literacy Support Programme which is offered as an extra mural club in schools.
55 Richardson Avenue, Mindalore, Krugersdorp, West Rand, Gauteng, 1739.
We support the After School sector in South Africa by developing quality practitioners and building sustainable organisations. We offer focused coaching and skills-sharing in a variety of organisational development areas, and provide platforms for networking and collaborations that, in turn, serve children and youth in under-resourced communities.
173 Oxford Road, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2196.
We provide educational arts for at-risk youth to spark creative thinking and awaken the entrepreneurial spirit. Through our arts curriculum and critical messaging component, we set out to teach children how to map and manifest their dreams and goals, launching the possibility of a different future for themselves and their communities. We also offer a resource guide and workshops aimed at assisting educators who work with learners affected by trauma.
36 Albert Street, Hout Bay, Cape Town, 7806, South Africa.
Through rigorous training, we give teachers the tools to use the power of genre-based pedagogy in every subject for every learner at every level. Our methodology has been developed in response to current urgent needs, particularly of marginalised learners, to rapidly improve reading and writing for educational access and success. These theoretical foundations are integrated in a set of teaching strategies that are optimally practical in diverse classroom settings, and accessible for teachers to acquire and use as part of their ordinary practice in their grade or curriculum area.
Our goal is to ensure that hundreds of thousands of young people become alive to their potential and recognize their ability to lead change in their own lives, their schools and communities. We also aim to ensure that high schools in South Africa become aware that learners working in partnership with adults can do much to strengthen schools through effective social action. Our purpose is to transform the culture of schools to change the trajectory of youth. We work in close association with the Department of Education, building the capacity of high schools, serving economically disadvantaged communities to embed our values-based leadership model.
We deal with students who have lost their parent(s)/guardian and are now orphaned. We give them parental support, emotional support and tools to cope during their school journey so that they do not drop out or resort to negative alternatives. All our programs are geared towards helping the students through school.
110 Umnama St, Soshanguve – VV, Soshanguve, 0164
Our aim is to support learners by providing the necessary skills required to define life and career goals, enabling them to formulate high school exit plans before reaching grade twelve. Learners in Grade 8 receive an exciting psychosocial support programme called Minds and Hearts that leaves them fired up to remain committed to school. We then offer a Career Coaching programme for Grades 10 to 12. We believe that by Grade 12, every learner must have a clearly defined exit strategy. By providing the proper support at the right age and school level, we aim to transform the way learners think and feel about achieving dreams and life desires.
90 Bloekom Curve, Terenure, 1619, Gauteng OR 5 Carissa Road, Caversham Glen, Pinetown, 3600, KwaZulu-Natal.
We create and support libraries in under-resourced schools. We set up the space and employ a young person in the community as a library assistant (LA) to maintain and facilitate the library. We then continue to provide literacy support through activities, competitions, site visits, LA meetings and training workshops. Our mission is to create a culture of reading. We believe that every child deserves to experience the power and joy of reading and the opportunity to become informed, active citizens.
145 Sir Lowry Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7915.
Our youth clubs aim to get young people actively involved in addressing social, environmental & political issues in their communities. The program aims to develop the skills and learning capacity of youth in communities across South Africa through organising youth activist clubs at a grassroots level. Members of our clubs will be taught and trained on how to be an effective community organiser/activist, and will be supported by the foundation through an education and training program.
Signet Terrace Office Park, Block B, Suite 2 19 Guinea-Fowl Street Lenasia, Gauteng, 1827 South Africa.
We focus on mobilising all key stakeholders in the education sector around one common goal, improving our education system, and facilitating collaboration. Our organisation focuses on careers development, leadership development, and arts development.