In partnership with Jakes Gerwel Fellowship
– Theme: Building programmes to enhance employability, entrepreneurship and life skills
– Format: Panel
– Primary language: English and Afrikaans
We’ll venture into teaching high school students high-demand skills that are directly aligned with the needs of local employers, which can substantially increase access to dignified employment in the local economy for low-income students with significant learning deficits, measured by improvements in pass and placement rates.
Researchers have identified that students in developing countries have large learning deficits, a result of weaker students falling further and further behind the curriculum until no learning takes place.
In South Africa, a key finding that has emerged is that by Grade 3, low-income students are already three years’ worth of learning behind their high-income peers and that this gap grows as they progress through school to the extent that by Grade 9 they are four years’ worth of learning behind. More than 60% of children in South Africa never finish high school.
– Public-charter school
– Low-resource setting
– Low-income background
– Afrikaans and English Language
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