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Dear Partner in Education. We are happy to share with you the Penreach Snapshot for 2019. We remain committed to the objective of 90% of children achieving above 50% in Math, Science and Language by 2030 and continue to gear our collective effort towards achieving this, as outlined in the......

Penreach boldly stepping into the future with Mpumalanga’s teachers   From coding to robotics, artificial intelligence and immersive technologies, Penreach will boldly step into the future of technology-supported education with  teachers and school leaders from our most under-resourced communities. This was the key message delivered......

By Penreach Change Agents Mr Jabulani Khoza & Mr Sam Khoza A common discussion point at schools is the effectiveness of its leadership and management, which is a determining factor of its overall success. There are various publications on how principals manage schools successfully and point......

The Penreach Asifundze Literacy and Numeracy programme, of which the Roger Federer Foundation School Readiness Initiative is a component, develops teachers to contribute towards a positive impact on 8.9 million lives. It supports the national objective of 90% of children achieving above 50% in maths......

Each generation faces development and as the world evolves, revolution occur. From water and steam usage for mass production to electric power and technology, the world is constantly developing and so society need to change as well. Due to the technology developed in the digital......

Busi Mazibuko never had the opportunity to play hockey at school and knew absolutely nothing about it. Her first encounter with the sport was as a student doing her practical at a school in Cape Town, when she saw a team in action and was......

Penreach Annual Stationery Drive ✂ 📚 🖍 We aim to ensure that children across Mpumalanga are equipped with basic stationery & supplies to kick off 2020. ∙Teachers, are you planning on cleaning out your classroom? ∙Students, have you ordered your new stationery for the new......

The Penreach Courageous Leadership Development Programme Communities of Practice (PCLDP) Thembi Nkosi walked away as the provincial winner in the category Excellence in Primary School Leadership at the 2019 National Teacher Awards and deserves every accolade coming her way. Appointed as principal of Nklosheni Primary in 2007, she is......

By Penreach Basic Education Change Agent, Shiellah Makhubele Thanda Primary is a Penreach target school situated in the Mjejani village, Nkomazi West circuit. The school is supported by TRAC N4 (Penreach Literacy Partner in Education) and forms part of the Grade R RFF project in......

Insights from Field Advisors Project: Asidlaleni Toy Library & Umphakatsi: Early Reading Distribution Area: Daantjie community Toy Library and children living in Mafambisa community “The joy of children receiving books are profound” says Solly Sarela, Penreach Community Based Programme Manager.  Smiles and excitement were the......

Statement from Penreach CEO Mr Andile Ncontsa, on violence against women. 3 September 2019 As Penreach, we have often been imposed by the daily realities of our communities to intervene on matters we previously had no expertise in, such as providing toy libraries in our......

If one considers that 86% of South Africa’s 23 589 public schools don’t have science labs, the World Economic Forum’s ranking of the quality of our maths and science education makes sense. Placed last out of 148 countries, the result is both a sad indictment......

Wilson Moshupya got on a plane for the first time ever this February to attend the glittering 19th National Teaching Awards (NTA) at the Sandton Convention Centre. A sign language facilitator at Teacher Development Workshops for more than a decade, he thrilled his Penreach family with a second......

By YES Youth, Lindy Shingange & Lerato Mashego “National Science Week (NSW) is an annual celebration to promote awareness of the value of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to people’s daily lives. It is an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology (DST)......

Reserved and soft-spoken, Nokulunga Nkambule doesn’t like the limelight and shies away from talking about herself. Yet this unassuming young woman has managed to carve her own space in a totally unfamiliar environment, and is holding her own. Enrolled at Penryn College through Penreach and Transnet......

Winning the ECD Centre Practitioner of the Year at the 2018 annual Penreach Awards, was a huge honour for Sabelo Mncina, and he wholeheartedly credits Penreach for his development and success. The first year attending workshops taught me a number of things and started him on a......

By Esther Sithole According to A Child’s Right to Play: Policy Brief for South Africa, “Play is both a right as well as essential for optimal development of children in their early and later years”. Play is not only fun for children but it helps......

Penreach maths & science team support target school learners in their participation of the EV Challenge 2019. The Penreach Change Agents continuously encourage students to get involved in STEM programmes through activities like the EV challenge. The primary goal of particpation in the EV Challenge......

Trice Nukeri is quick to admit she knew “absolutely nothing” when she attended her first Penreach Reading Camp workshop in 2017.  All she knew was that she loved children and wanted to see them progress. Last year, she won the inaugural Val Morris Reading Camp......

By Poonam Dwarkaram What is water play in ECD? As Penreach Change Agents in ECD, our programme implementation plan consists of coaching and mentoring the Practitioners and Centre Managers of our target centres in Mpumalanga. This includes identifying different developmental activities and how to best......

In 2018, we were entrusted with the educational outcomes of almost half a million children. We are excited to share the snapshot of the impact of our efforts which progressively shows how we are performing along government’s stated goal of 90% of all learners achieving......

By Ronald Chanetsa 29% of South African children are considered illiterate in Grade 4 i.e., they cannot read for meaning and understanding in any language. A study revealed that an alarming 51% of South African households do not have a single reading book suitable for children......

Penreach Annual Teacher Awards Honours Educators across Ehlanzeni 24 November 2018 Each year Penreach celebrates educators who diligently and passionately work towards delivering quality education in our communities. These teachers partner with Penreach, a local NGO, to improve the quality of learning in early childhood......

By Jerry Machikopa Penreach Change Agent Only 3 of 13 members of the council for the Academy of Science of South Africa are women. University enrolment and Science workforce environment in South Africa is highly dominated by males. According to John Butler-Adam (editor-in-chief of the......

According to research the answer seems to be an unfortunate, “YES”. According to Gabrielle Wills, researcher with Research on Social Economic Policy (ReSEP) in the Economics Department at the University of Stellenbosch, the South African public education system is experiencing a substantial and rising number......

Six women and approximately 400 young children will benefit from a partnership between Penreach and the local branch of an engineering firm, Endecon Ubuntu (Pty) Ltd. Endecon is funding the skills development of six early childhood development (ECD) practitioners that will lead to an accredited......

Penreach and Data Driven Districts showed teachers how their admin work could be made loads easier, through innovative electronic systems. Source: Corridor Gazette, 27 March 2017.  READ HERE:  http://corridorgazette.co.za/244130/penreach-data-schools/...

If you have ever been hungry, you will know how profoundly it affects your ability to think and work. It is no wonder that hunger and malnutrition is hailed as two of the greatest barriers to effective learning in South Africa’s poor communities. A newly established......

Broadening the skills & knowledge of our teachers Penreach Courageous Leadership Development Programme Launch Newsletter Term 1, 2016 Newsletter Term 2, 2016 Umphakatsi launch: Making ECD everyone’s business Penreach BayLab Byte Perspective from our partners...

“I don’t look the time to knock off, I look the work!” It is statements like these, delivered with such emphasis by Foundation Phase teacher Joyce Khoza that validate the efforts around teacher development in Mpumalanga. Joyce joined the Penreach Teacher Development programme in 2006.......

 Name-calling and labelling: The actual effect it has on school children No name-calling week might sound unfamiliar to some, but did it ever cross your mind why such a week has been introduced in the first place and why it’s celebrated by hundreds of schools and......

Strong collaboration between key role-players in the province recently proved that although the education sector in South Africa may be faced with various challenges, great strides can still be made when working together. During a prestigious graduation ceremony recently held at Penreach, 80 Penreach Early......

In South Africa the importance of Maths and Science can probably not be highlighted enough. According to the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Competitiveness report of 2015/2016 South Africa was ranked 138 out of 140 countries in terms of its maths and science education. Both......

Penreach and the Department of Education have been working together since 1999 to ensure that each regional science expo is a success. Mandlesive Secondary, Enkhokhokhweni Primary, Cyril Clarke and Tiboneleni, all Penreach Target Schools, presented a total of 20 projects ranging from innovation technology, energy,......

The effort to create greater awareness of Maths & Science careers should be the business of government as well as businesses, schools and other civil organisations. As one of the stakeholders in improved Maths & Science education in Mpumalanga, Penreach once again participated in National......

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Choosing a school where your child will be happy, supported and exposed to excellent education is important to all parents. Below are some tips to keep in mind when attending school Open Days: Take your child with you. It is valuable to have your child’s......

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