You Are Invited! Care and Support for Teaching and Learning (CSTL) Conference | 24 – 26 November 2021

You Are Invited! Care and Support for Teaching and Learning (CSTL) Conference |  24 – 26 November 2021

The Department of Basic Education, in partnership with MIET AFRICA, the National Education Collaboration Trust and UNICEF, will host the second national Care and Support for Teaching and Learning (CSTL) Conference from 24 – 26 November 2021. The discussion for this year’s conference will be under the theme of Reimagining Care and Support Taking Stock: Education Recovery and Continuity and will bring together sector stakeholders and partners into dialogue on the collaboration between government and its non-government partners necessary for delivering on the national care and support mandate in the South Africa.

Event Details:

Date:       24 – 26 November 2021, 9h00 – 12h00 daily

Venue:     Online – RSVP Link : CSTL Conference 24 – 26 November 2021 (office.com))

We look forward to your attendance!

Webinar Alert | Agency for Youth-driven Climate Action in the SRHR Response | 18 November

Webinar Alert | Agency for Youth-driven Climate Action in the SRHR Response | 18 November

Join MIET AFRICA and SAfAIDS for the next in the ‘Her Health. Her Education. Her Safety.’ webinar series on 18 November at 2pm. The theme of the webinar is Agency for Youth-driven Climate Action in the SRHR Response. A learner from one of the FutureLife-Now! schools, Sangwani Zulu, from Zambia will join the panel as a discussant. The webinar is free and all are welcome. Click here to join.

 

Save the Date | National Care and Support for Teaching and Learning Conference | 24-26 November 2021

Save the Date | National Care and Support for Teaching and Learning Conference | 24-26 November 2021

The Department of Basic Education, in partnership with the National Education Collaboration Trust and UNICEF, will host the second national Care and Support for Teaching and Learning (CSTL) Conference in November 2021. The discussion for this year’s conference will be under the theme of “Learning from COVID-19: Strengthening Care and Support”, and will bring sector stakeholders and partners into dialogue on the collaboration between government and its non-government partners necessary for delivering on the national care and support mandate in the country.

B-BBEE for Education NGOs: Invitation to Regional Workshops

B-BBEE for Education NGOs: Invitation to Regional Workshops

B-BBEE for Education NGOs: Regional Workshops to be held in Gauteng, Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal

Following on from the Education NGO Leadership Summit, that was hosted by National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT) in March 2016, a call for nominations was made for people to serve on an interim Education NGO Steering Committee. The Steering Committee met in December 2016 and has identified B-BBEE as a priority area for Education NGOs. Research has been commissioned, with support from the NECT, and three regional workshops are planned for March 2017:

● Johannesburg, 6 March 2017 09:00 – 12:00

● Cape Town, 7 March 2017 09:00 – 12:00

● Durban, 8 March 2017 09:00 – 12:00

Download invitation below:

 Download invitation

 

MIET AFRICA participates in the Operation Phakisa for Education

On 2 October 2015, the President, his Excellency Jacob Zuma, officially launched the Education Operation Phakisa — “Leveraging in ICTs to strengthen education in South Africa”. This hugely ambitious programmes seeks to roll out ICT in all schools in South Africa within the next four to five years.

The launch was the culmination of an intensive four-week “laboratory” that brought together some of the most important stakeholders in the sector to formulate detailed and sustainable implementation plans on how ICTs can best be used to leverage improved education outcomes in the country. The laboratory, held in Gauteng, lasted from 6 September to 1 October 2015. Participants included high-level officials from the Department of Basic Education and Provincial Education Departments, as well as sister government departments (including the Departments of Telecommunications & Postal Services; Science and Technology; Communications; and National Treasury), teacher unions and the business sector. MIET AFRICA was pleased to send a representative to participate on behalf of civil society.

Love, Care and Protection from Infancy to Adolescence

Love, Care and Protection from Infancy to Adolescence

MIET AFRICA is proud to be partnering with the SADC Secretariat and REPSSI as the latter hosts its third bi-annual Psychosocial Support Forum 2015: Love, Care and Protection from Infancy to Adolescence, taking place in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, from 1-3 September 2015.

The overall aim of this forum is to raise awareness of the need for, and approaches to, providing love, care and protection for girls and boys through the different stages of their development, from infancy to adolescence, and to influence policy and programming at national- and regional-levels. Psychosocial support is critical for children, families and communities to develop resilience and to thrive. It also forms part of the Essential Package of Care and Support adopted by SADC Ministries of Education as part of the Care and Support for Teaching and Learning (CSTL) Programme.

The forum is a high-level partnership-building platform that brings together stakeholders from regional economic blocks,

August is “Women’s month” in South Africa

Wathint’ abafazi, Wathint’ imbokodo! If you strike a woman, you strike a rock!

During August, South Africa celebrates the inspiring women (past and present) who have fought for women’s rights. MIET AFRICA is proud to highlight that its work has a strong focus on the upliftment of girl children and young women, reducing gender-based violence and other crimes committed against our female population. We strive to ensure equality, particularly when it comes to ensuring the right to education.

“Every year on 9 August we celebrate Women’s Day in South Africa, a public holiday that pays homage to the women of our nation; – the mothers, the wives, the sisters and the daughters who fought tirelessly against the tyranny of the Apartheid government.

“Inaugurated in 1994, along with a free, democratic South Africa, the public holiday commemorates a 1956 protest lead by Lilian Ngoyi,

Global Education Leaders’ Program (GELP)

Global Education Leaders’ Program (GELP)

Strong system leadership is a critical component and driver for effective and sustainable system transformation.

GELP is a partnership of “thought leaders” from world-class organizations. Teams of key education leaders – who are committed to transforming education in practice and developing the personal skills they need to lead the changes required – collaborate in a global community. GELP supports these education leaders to drive system transformation in their jurisdictions forward, in order to meet the challenges of globalization, demographic shifts and technological advancements.

South Africa is fortunate, through the province of KwaZulu-Natal, to have been invited to participate in this important international programme. The KZN GELP team comprises five members: two from the KZN Department of Education, one from UNISA and two from MIET AFRICA, the development partner – whose role is to coordinate and mobilize resources.

In October, delegates from twelve jurisdictions from six continents gathered as a community of system leaders at the 9th GELP Global Event in New Delhi.