FutureLife-Now! News Out Now!

FutureLife-Now! News Out Now!

The year 2022 starts off on an exciting note for MIET AFRICA. A regional research study on youth agency is being conducted across five countries in Southern Africa. The “Youth Agency Research Study” is part of a FutureLife-Now! activity that seeks to establish evidence on how to better support young people to exercise their rights and their responsibilities. Read more in the latest edition of FutureLife-Now! News here. Sign up to the newsletter so the next edition is sent straight to your inbox, by emailing bashni@miet.co.za

 

REPORT | Gains and Losses for Care and Support in a COVID-19 Era: Findings of a Rapid Evaluation of CSTL in South African Schools

REPORT | Gains and Losses for Care and Support in a COVID-19 Era: Findings of a Rapid Evaluation of CSTL in South African Schools

Since its adoption by SADC Ministers of Education in 2008, the Care and Support for Teaching and Learning (CSTL) Framework has been instituted within the South African Department of Basic Education as a guide for mainstreaming care and support. An evaluation of CSTL was planned for 2019/2020, but with the advent of the coronavirus in early 2020, this was not possible. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic and related government lockdowns have resulted in numerous consequences for the education sector and the children it serves. It was thus determined necessary to conduct a rapid evaluation of CSTL implementation in schools, to determine how schools have coped during the COVID-19 period. The findings of the rapid evaluation were presented at the November 2021 CSTL conference, as a contribution to discussions around strengthening the system for effective delivery of school-based care and support services and preparing the system and schools for future disruptions or emergencies.

Terms of Reference for Procurement of External Audit | Service for the Period 2021

Terms of Reference for Procurement of External Audit | Service for the Period 2021

MIET AFRICA’s Cooperation partner wishes to engage the services of an audit firm for the purpose of auditing the FoRCESA – Frontiers of Resistance – Championing Children’s Rights across ESA Project, as stipulated in the agreement between MIET AFRICA and Save the Children International. The audit shall be carried out in accordance with international audit standards issued by IAASB. The audit shall be carried out by an external, independent and qualified auditor. Click hereto access the full Terms of Reference for more details and to submit.

Help Rebuild Family Home & Lives

Help Rebuild Family Home & Lives

The family home of a beloved and hardworking MIET AFRICAN burnt down on New Years’ Day, 1 January 2022, resulting in devastation for the family. The accidental fire started during a time when there had been no electricity in the area for two days, so cell batteries were flat.

When the emergency services were finally reached, they were battling other fires and unfortunately took a while to arrive – and then ran short of water.

Heroic neighbours rescued the family members stuck inside the house and got them out of the burning building to safety. Thankfully nobody was hurt.

However, the fire quickly engulfed the house destroying it completely, together with all their possessions, leaving them with nothing.

Please help us to rebuild their home and lives!

Even the smallest contribution will be greatly appreciated.

Please click on the following link to donate https://clickndonate.com/help-rebuild-family-home-lives-goal-r5-000/

Presentations and Recordings | The Second National Care and Support for Teaching and Learning Conference

Presentations and Recordings | The Second National Care and Support for Teaching and Learning Conference

MIET AFRICA, in partnership with the Department of Basic Education in South Africa, the National Education Collaboration Trust, and UNICEF South Africa hosted the second national Care and Support for Teaching and Learning (CSTL) Conference from 24 – 26 November 2021. Under the theme of ‘Reimagining Care and Support Taking Stock: Education Recovery and Continuity’, the conference brought 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 country.

Preceding the conference, the week kicked off with the Comprehensive Sexuality Education Conference (22-23 November 2021) recognized as key to gender responsive and socially inclusive education, which culminated in the launch of the Breaking the Silence Reality Documentary Series (28 November 2021).

Taking place over three days,

FutureLife-Now! Newsletter Out Now!

FutureLife-Now! Newsletter Out Now!

It was a brave young girl named Shannel Dhiriza who prompted learners at Murape Secondary School in Zimbabwe to start the “Roses of Hope-Murape” club, to fundraise for vulnerable learners at the school who need a helping hand. Read about Shannel’s story and more in the latest edition of FutureLife-Now! News out now! Click here to read the full edition.