Maths Videos | Resources now Available | MIET AFRICA Supported by Sanlam Foundation

Maths Videos | Resources now Available | MIET AFRICA Supported by Sanlam Foundation

MIET AFRICA, supported by the Sanlam Foundation, implemented a maths support programme in 15 primary and eight secondary schools from 2017 to 2022 in KwaZulu-Natal. A set of 12 videos covering key topics on number concept development (number sense) at Grade 4 level was developed as one of the outputs of the support programme. The videos can be used by teachers during lessons, by learners (individual and in groups) at home or in school to cover learning gaps, and by caregivers (parents) in supporting their children at home. The videos are available in English and isiZulu.

View the videos now on MIET AFRICA’s YouTube Channel

Poor number concept development in primary school learners eventually leads to poor performance in maths in the higher grades. In the 2019 “Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study” (TIMSS) Grade 4/5 study, South Africa was one of the five lowest performing countries,

You are invited! Gender Equity in Schools | Webinar on CSTL Pulse | REGISTER NOW!

You are invited! Gender Equity in Schools | Webinar on CSTL Pulse | REGISTER NOW!

Gender equity in schools within the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Region aims to ensure all learners, regardless of gender, have equal opportunities to succeed. This involves addressing various barriers that can impede access to quality education for girls and boys. Hear from leading gender experts from the Region as they discuss Gender Equity in SADC Schools during a webinar on 23 May, only on CSTL Pulse.

 

DETAILS:

Thursday, 23 May 2024

3pm – 5:30pm CAT

Link to register: Meeting Registration – Zoom 

Hosted by CSTL Pulse, the online SADC CSTL Community.

For more information, program and speaker details,  see webinar flyer here.

Register now!

 

We’re Hiring | Various Opportunities in the Adolescent and Young People Programme

We’re Hiring | Various Opportunities in the Adolescent and Young People Programme

Various positions have become available in the Adolescent and Young People Programme. MIET AFRICA is a sub-recipient of the Global Fund Grant. Please refer to individual job adverts to find out more and to apply.

Adolescent and Young People Programme – HIV Testing Services Counsellors

Adolescent and Young People Programme – M & E Officer

Adolescent and Young People Programme – NIMART Nurse Zululand (Temp)

Adolescent and Young People Programme – NIMART Nurse Zululand

Adolescent and Young People Programme – Subject Tutor

FutureLife-Now! Newsletter Out Now!

FutureLife-Now! Newsletter Out Now!

At the age of 18, Graham Tinotenda Mushavi from Zimbabwe has become a published author. His book, Behind masculinity—The reality, was inspired by his experience in the Boys’ Mentorship Club that FutureLife-Now! started at his school. Graham’s bold act has motivated other young people in his community to start writing; they are dreaming of publishing and launching their own books. Read about Graham’s story, and more in the first edition of the year of FutureLife-Now! news.

 

Reading and Literacy Project Wrap-up Events

Reading and Literacy Project Wrap-up Events

As the two-year pilot comes to an end, MIET AFRICA wishes to thank the Zenex Foundation for its support, and thanks the learners, educators and partners who have supported the I Read, I Lead Project since January 2022.

Fostering a love of reading and books in young people is crucial for their intellectual and emotional development. This is especially true for learners at selected project schools in KwaZulu-Natal, who for the last two years, have been part of a pilot project to improve reading with understanding, and instil a love of the written word, and books.

As this two-year project comes to an end, two very exciting events recently took place to acknowledge the learners who have exceeded expectations, and to say thank you to the educators who have been supportive of the project, since it began In January 2022.

A partnership project initiated and supported by the Zenex Foundation,

FutureLife-Now! Newsletter Out Now!

FutureLife-Now! Newsletter Out Now!

Exciting news for the FutureLife-Now! community and all those with a stake in gender equality in the education sector! At their annual meeting held recently in the Democratic Republic of Congo, SADC Ministers of Education adopted the SADC Boys’ and Young Men’s Vulnerability Framework as an addendum to the Care and Support for Teaching and Learning Policy Framework (CSTL PF). Read about this, and more in the latest edition of FutureLife-Now! News.

MIET AFRICA Film on Climate Change Scoops Film Award

MIET AFRICA Film on Climate Change Scoops Film Award

We are pleased to announce that our short film, ‘Our Changing Climate – Episode 1’ won the Best Conservational/Wildlife Documentary Short at the prestigious 10th Annual Simon ‘Mabhunu’ Sabela KZN Film & Television Awards! The two-episode TV series ‘Our Changing Climate – Our time to act’ focuses on positive actions taken by youths as climate change activists to adapt to and mitigate climate change. It paints a positive vision of a future world in which these actions will have contributed to averting climate change. The TV series complements a 12-episode radio series broadcast in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Produced by Tekwini Productions as a contribution to the SADC FutureLife-Now! Programme, the TV series presents a partnership with UNITAR and the UN CC: Learn programme.

 

 

To watch the the second episode of ur Changing Climate, click here

FutureLife-Now! Showcased at International Trade Fair

FutureLife-Now! Showcased at International Trade Fair

As FutureLife-Now! continues to expand its reach and impact, it remains dedicated to empowering Zambia’s youth and ensuring a healthier and brighter future for all.

The FutureLife-Now! Programme in Zambia recently participated in the 2023 International Trade Fair (ITF). This high-profile event provided an excellent opportunity to promote the Programme and showcase its commitment to the well-being and empowerment of Zambia’s youth. Through networking, new partnerships were established, with the aim of raising awareness about crucial health and wellness issues and the empowerment of the next generation of youth.

This annual event, which draws many dignitaries, was held from 26 June to 2 July 2023, under the theme, “Stimulating Economic Development Through Partnerships, Trade and Investment”.

FutureLife-Now! has a strong partnership with the Zambian Ministry of Health. “During the event, we proudly shared our collaboration with the Ministry of Health to strengthen healthcare for adolescents.

FutureLife-Now! Newsletter Out Now!

FutureLife-Now! Newsletter Out Now!

Ubuntu Youth Leaders’ Programme kicks off in Zimbabwe, comprehensive sexuality education workshop in Zambia helps to demystify myths and misconceptions in Zambia, further updates on strengthened linkages with health facilities in Malawi and much more in the 12th edition of FutureLife-Now! newsletter, out now. Also available in French and Portuguese. Make sure you subscribe to receive these quarterly newsletters directly to your inbox! Click here to read more.

South Africa Menstrual Health Snapshot

South Africa Menstrual Health Snapshot

MIET AFRICA, along with Days for Girls, the global menstrual health (MH) and hygiene advocacy group, and WASH United have just released the MH Country Snapshot on South Africa. MIET AFRICA’s Monitoring & Evaluation Manager, Dr Renjini Devaki contributed to the report which is aimed at providing MH advocates and organizations with high-level research on, and the status of, individual countries’ MH conditions, policies, rights and challenges.

Download the report and share widely.