Penreach Blog

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 them...

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 is...

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 implement them...

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 in...

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