In the nonprofit sector where critical knowledge is often tacit, the process of ensuring consistent delivery of a quality service can be challenging. This learning brief considers how Quality Assurance might be understood in a social franchising context. It introduces processes and tools that one might expect to see included in a quality assurance system and […]
aeioTu has designed a high-quality and comprehensive Early Childhood Development (ECD) package for 0-5 year old children in Colombia, with the specific aim of increasing ECD service provision to low income families. In this learning brief they offer useful ideas on programme design and the development process. Read the article here.
As South Africa continues to experience chronically high unemployment rates, it is clear that a multi-pronged effort, involving both the public and private sectors, is required to support young people as they transition into the world of work. Here, the key elements of NGO youth volunteer programmes are explored and some consideration is given to […]
The Nal’ibali Reading-for-Enjoyment Campaign aims to revive and deepen our appreciation of stories and narrative as being not only essential as the primary way we as human beings remember and organise our thoughts and conceptual worlds, but also the basis for critical thinking and meaningful education for all children. In this learning brief, the work of Nal’ibali […]
Recent national surveys in the private and public health care sectors of South Africa reveal that roughly 90% of newborns have no prospect of having their hearing screened. Undetected hearing impairment can lead to persistent language, speech and cognitive delays with serious social and economic consequences for the individual. Here, a new model for community-based […]
The Bookery facilitates the development of support structures in under-resourced schools to create an optimal environment to deliver sustained literacy programmes. Their goal is to see school libraries as spaces that engender creativity, learning, critical thinking, literacy development and a desire to explore knowledge. To date, they have supported the establishment of forty school libraries. […]
This learning brief considers how the uptake of persons with disabilities as sought-after employees might be facilitated. Recommendations are also provided for the role that industry could play in facilitating best-fit employment opportunities for persons with disabilities. Read the article here