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.
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.
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/
MIET AFRICA, seeks to appoint a Clinical Manager on a contract basis to take responsibility for the effective management and implementation of Biomedical Services for the AGYW programme in the Health C sub-district (in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro of EC). Closing date for applications: 10 January 2022. Click here for more information and to apply.
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,
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.
MIET AFRICA, seeks to appoint a training co-ordinator to provide training and support to a cluster of 10 secondary schools in the Umlazi District, KwaZulu-Natal. MIET AFRICA, in partnership with the Umlazi Education District and the Zenex Foundation, will be implementing a two-year pilot project to improve reading with understanding amongst Grade 8 and 9 learners. Closing date for applications: 15 December 2021. Click here for more information and to apply.
MIET AFRICA seeks to employ a suitable qualified and experienced Keeping Girls in School (KGIS) Supervisor to take responsibility for the effective supervision and implementation of the KGIS aspect of the Adolescent Girls and Young Women programme. This is a contract position, and the successful applicant will be based at MIET AFRICA’s district office in Soshanguve, Tshwane. Closing date for applications is Monday, 29 November 2021. Click here for more information and to apply.
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.
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!
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.