Opportunity 10: Implementation Experience


The Work Preparation Programme: Facilitating the college to work transition

With the third highest youth unemployment rate in the world at 24.3%, creative solutions are required to enhance the work readiness and skills of school leavers in our country. Increasingly, across Africa as well as in Europe, technical and vocational […]

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Posted on 11 September 2015

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The Case for National Senior Certificate Second Chance Programmes: Evidence from DG Murray Trust Partners

Two programmes implemented by our implementing partners, GADRA Matric School (GMS) and the Midlands Community College’s Maths Science and Technology (MST) programme, are successful models which give a second chance to young people who have not performed well enough in […]

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Posted on 2 June 2014

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The challenges and lessons learned in securing post-school placements for township-based matrics: Achieving against the odds

Annually the township matriculants participating in the IkamvaYouth programme exceeds all expectations in terms of their matric exam performance and 96% of them have accessed opportunity (educational/employment) within 5 months of matriculating.  But the untold story behind these impressive statistics […]

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Posted on 7 October 2013

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Giving second chances: Midlands Community College’s Maths, Science, Technology ` Recovery’ Project

One of the flagship programmes of the Midlands Community College focus on the development of Maths, Science and Technology with the aim of enabling learners to access tertiary studies in these fields.  Through this second-chances programme Midlands provides recent matriculants […]

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Posted on 31 May 2013

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Learning through Doing: Measuring leadership development

enke: Make Your Mark’s Youth Leadership Initiative enke: Make your Mark is a youth leadership and social innovation initiative that aims to reduce inequality by connecting young South Africans across social divides, equipping them to lead, and inspiring them to […]

Posted on 5 October 2012

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Rural Education Access programme: Creating Higher Education Opportunities for Determined Rural Students

The Rural Education Access Programme (REAP) targets young people from very disadvantaged rural communities who have struggled against the odds to achieve a National Senior Certificate. REAP offers an opportunity for tertiary education to a selection of these students who […]

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Posted on 1 June 2012

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IkamvaYouth: Equipping learners to access tertiary education and employment opportunities

IkamvaYouth has set itself a tough but important mission: to enable disadvantaged South African youth to pull themselves out of poverty and into tertiary education and/or employment.  This youth-led organization’s strategy is focused on ensuring that learners matriculate and access […]

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Posted on 10 February 2012

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Connecting to higher education opportunities

Even though South African young people with some level of tertiary study are two or three times more likely to be employed than those with matric and less, most of them do not pursue post-secondary study and many don’t even […]

Posted on 11 October 2011

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Sumbandila Outliers Programme

A culture of under-ambition and under-achievement is a well-documented problem in South African schools. Sumbandila assist exceptional children from rural and disadvantaged communities in Limpopo to develop their potential enabling them to access tertiary education. They share their strategy, results […]

Posted on 11 October 2011

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