Why it is good to share

“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while.” Steve Jobs I love this quote from Steve Jobs. It is very honest and I absolutely know it […]

Early Childhood Development Monitoring and Evaluation Workshop report back

By Rebecca Metz For some time, it has been clear that many non-profit organisations that work within the ECD sector need support with developing their Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) systems, and DGMT has received a number of requests for help with this. M&E within the ECD sector is complex as there are numerous elements that […]

Under construction: Our new Monitoring and Evaluation Website

We are in the process of developing a Monitoring and Evaluation Resource website for organisations.  Have a look at this presentation where we explain why we are developing the website as well as how it will work.  This presentation is powered through Prezi, please wait a few moments for the presentation and embedded images to load.

Update on Activate!

In January 2012 an ambitious new programme – Activate! Leadership for Public Innovation – was launched with the aim of building a network of young leaders from across the poles of South Africa that could collectively tackle South Africa’s biggest challenges. Last year 182 Activators completed the intensive residential component of the programme and are […]

Experiencing Activate!

I dream that Mount Frere will produce the top performing matriculants in the country and all its schools will achieve a 100% matric pass rate. Those of you who know Mount Frere know just how big my dream is, but for those of you who don’t here are the facts: lowest matric pass rate (47.2%) […]

Ilifa Labantwana 2012 highlights and forward in 2013

By Sherri LeMottee Ilifa Labantwana is an initiative to develop quality, scalable and sustainable Early Childhood Development (ECD) programmes for disadvantaged children in South Africa.  It is jointly funded and driven by the ELMA Foundation, the DG Murray Trust and the UBS Optimus Foundation. 2012 has been a year of change, growth and increased momentum […]

Literacy: The simple profound something we can all do

By Carole Bloch “In this society which urgently needs to educate citizens to be articulate and literate, there is something simple but profound we can all do – we can tell and read stories to children. Far from being a luxury, the story habit establishes in children the sturdy bedrock on which to grow the […]

Philosophy for Children (P4C)

How motivating to go on a course that really inspires you! I recently attended a two-day Philosophy for Children (P4C) course run by Sara Stanley, an early years teacher from the UK as well as a level 1 trainer, which made me re-think how we approach the learning and teaching of young children. The aim […]

Career Planet: Opportunities for youth through cellphone technology

70% of unemployed South Africans are aged between 15 and 35.  Additionally, recent research reveals that 25% of unemployed South Africans have been job hunting, unsuccessfully, for at least 5 years.  Not only do we clearly have a serious youth unemployment problem, we are also faced with the reality that a serious communication gap compromises […]