Foundations being strengthened with Teacher’s Assistants

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  • 2018-07-04 | news

This year has seen many new developments for Ikhaya Le Themba, one of the highlights so far is our Learnership Programme that we have rolled out to Yomelela Primary School in Khayelitsha. At the start of May, we had 17 Learnership Candidates start a mentorship program with Ikhaya Le Themba. These individuals are young adults between the ages of 19 and 30, with matric certification. The SETA Training Board will be paying these candidates a small salary each month to attend the course, they will also receive training from one of the SETA accredited service providers. At the end of the year, these amazing young adults will walk away with a Business Administration Qualification. Ikhaya Le Themba’s role is coaching and mentoring twice a week in specific skills such as Teacher Assistants, General Building Maintenance as well as Workplace Readiness. This initiative saw us introduce 15 Teacher's Assistants into the classrooms, with the goal of helping academically challenged learners to better understand the work and focus on developing them at their own pace. We have already seen great progress with the children at Yomelela Primary impacted by the Teacher’s Assistants in the classroom. Many of whom were not able to read or write in English at the start of the second term. We have applied with SETA to roll out the same program to another two schools with the hopes of obtaining funding for our Skills Development Program.

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