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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 development, numeracy...

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 South...

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 supported...

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 Childhood...

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