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ECD, maths class, read and speak English and student support

Early Childhood Development
The ECD Association Ndlambe East is a Nemato Change a Life initiative to support preschools in the townships of Port Alfred and Bathurst. The initiative has resulted in accredited teacher training and food support for the under-resourced preschools. Our partners are Early Inspiration, The Learning Trust, JAM International and Rotary International.

numeracy class
In our numeracy class we offer the programme developed by the Rhodes University SA Numeracy Chair . It has lots of fun activities and games to develop strong number skills. We combine it with worksheets that we download individually for the participants to work at their own level. When members have developed sufficient numeracy skills, they graduate to our maths class.

maths class
When we were fixing our rowing boats, it became clear that nobody knew how long a meter is. That incident showed us how dysfunctional education in our townships is. We now offer after-school maths classes five times per week. We see a strong improvement. On average participants see their marks for our basic maths test almost double. We developed a programme to prepare for the national maths test in grade 9. The national results for this test are shockingly poor with only 2.9% of the learners achieving acceptable marks of 50% or higher. (report page 73). Here is our 2016 maths report. Our members in the highest grades have maths lessons on Skype by German students.

English speaking and reading
Members who start speaking English at an early age in our organisation develop this skill rapidly. Those who fear to speak English stay behind. We games and activities to help to overcome the fear. Speaking English a crucial skill for many jobs in South Africa. We'll add some reading, as poor understanding of school books and exam questions is also holding learners back. Our reading programme is supported by FunDza.

study time
Van Deventer and Kruger claim that an important challenge facing South African schools is the restoration of a sound culture of learning and teaching. We offer 'study time' to encourage members to study and our computers and internet is available for members and non-members for homework, study and to research options for further education and to register online for college and university.

student support
Most youth in our townships are stuck in poverty. After finishing school, there is no money to study at a College for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) or University. This is demotivating many to even try to finish school. We realised that our slogan "success in life" is empty if we don't help our members to move to a city to study at a college or university. We assist with registration, stipends and more.

Early Childhood Development
ECD training
numeracy class
numeracy class
maths class
reflection in our maths class
English speaking and reading
reading English
study time
study time
student support
student support

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