Project

Quality Primary Education for Rural Areas in Limpopo (Successfully Completed Project)

In partnership with EAC, the Roger Federer Foundation is implementing the Quality Primary Education for Rural Areas in Limpopo project, in Limpopo, South Africa. The project addresses the low level of education quality and the high level of dropouts in Limpopo in order to provide out of school children in Limpopo, South Africa with a full course of quality education.

Over the course of two years, this project aims to increase the quality of education in 30 primary schools in rural and neglected areas for an estimated 18,000 children. One of the primary objectives is to improve the communication, language, and literacy skills of learners. As part of this project, teachers receive training in effectively transitioning out of school children (OOSC) back to school, supporting at-risk, or struggling learners, implementing the curriculum, and monitoring students. This training and mentoring component involves all staff members, including school managers, the Heads of Departments, and the language and subject teachers and is intended to improve the communication, language, and literacy skills of learners. Language activities are provided to support the teaching of language and classroom resources are also provided to support the teacher implementation of resource-based methodology. Teacher and School Management Committees are made more aware of the likelihood that at-risk learners will drop out of school in the secondary phase and are guided on how to mitigate this trend. Lastly, clear standards are set and monitored for literacy training in these 30 schools.

As part of the goal of the project, it will build the capacity to sustain and further implement its program into the educational system. The project is being implemented in cooperation with the Limpopo Department of Education. Other mechanisms for sustainability include training school managers and Heads of Department, providing in-service teacher training, and sharing models of best practice.

Partners

Roger Federer Foundation

In partnership with EAC the Roger Federer Foundation is working to improve the quality of education in Limpopo, South Africa in order to prevent dropouts and increase enrolment of out of school children.

Countries

South Africa

South Africa

Poverty is a significant barrier to education in South Africa and despite significant successes in developing the diversity of the economy since the end of apartheid. Although close to achievement, South Africa still faces challenges in meeting the millennium development goal of universal primary education. EAC is working with the Roger Federer Foundation to improve the quality of education in Limpopo, to increase the enrolment and retention of out of school children.