Penreach Blog

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 year? Penreach is calling...

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 a...

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 the...

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 order of 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 communities for...

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) and...

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 Foundation’s...

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 journey...

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