EDSA Club 21 Project

EDSA Foundation kicks off its first inclusive education project with Club 21.

9 July 2019, Club 21, Centurion, Gauteng.

The EDSA Foundation provides weekly Early Childhood Development and STEM Educational programmes to 41 Down Syndrome children at Club 21, Centurion, Gauteng.

Club 21 Learning Centre is a non profit learning centre which specialises in the education and development of people with Down syndrome. There is currently no institution in South Africa that caters exclusively for the education and development of children with Down syndrome. Only a small percentage of children with Down syndrome have the ability to be successfully included in the inclusive system of education in South Africa.

With this initiative, their goal is to promote great opportunities for those in need. With access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential.

2019 classes were sponsored by various companies and individuals within the community and Charl du Toit from The Success Academy has sponsored the classes in full for 2020.

After running a workshop at the school, seeing the benefit and excitement in their faces from learning through play, the EDSA Foundation decided to make Club 21 their first special needs project. A special needs child requires much more assistance on a physical, emotional and financial level which made this decision that much easier.

The EDSA Foundation offers a unique edutainment curriculum, which not only enhances and develops early childhood skills required but also teaches basic scientific principles and complex subjects in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) through the use of games.

The foundation believes that every child in South Africa should have the opportunity to get exposed to better education which will build a better future for South Africa, despite their socio-economic status, background or physical and mental ability.

STEM programmes are the perfect platform to provide this knowledge and experience that would otherwise be unattainable to some of these children.

Club 21 is so excited to be included in projects like these through the foundation and are so proud to have a select group of students passioante, excited, growing and wanting more.

The benefits to the school are not only educational, but are encouraging these students to really start expanding their horizons, and to start looking ahead to their life as adults with a head-start in the 4th Industrial Revolution. Benefits are also evident in the improvement of problem-solving skills, development of spatial vision and fine motor skills as well the ability to communicate feelings and thoughts of creativity, joy, frustration and ideas effectively.

The EDSA Foundations’ mission is to provide educational services to the poor and needy in South Africa; promote and support Early Childhood Development; promote and support learning and education in the STEM fields; provide fun and exciting STEM educational programmes; and to train people from the community to conduct the programmes.

To get involved with the EDSA Foundation, contact us directly by clicking here!

Minerva Secondary School Grade 10 Project

EDSA Foundation kicks off its first project in the Gauteng Province

6 March 2019, Minerva Secondary School, Alexandra, Gauteng.

The EDSA Foundation in conjunction with Sweet Pea Youth Development  provides STEM Educational programmes to 32 Grade 10 learners from Minerva Secondary School in Alexandra, Gauteng.

Sweet Pea Youth Development NPC is a non profit organisation that specifically focuses on YOUTH DEVELOPMENT. Especially in small rural areas. They aim to rekindle critical thinking and accelerated leadership to high school and primary school Scholars respectively. They work on many exciting projects to help improve the lives of others, and are proud of the progress they continue to make.

With this initiative, their goal is to promote great opportunities for those in need. With access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential.

The EDSA Foundation offers a unique edutainment curriculum, which teaches basic scientific principles and complex subjects in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) through the use of games.

With a focus on future generations of engineers, scientists and innovators, Sweet Pea Youth Development and the EDSA Foundation are excited to start this, their first project in Gauteng with senior learners.

The foundation believes that every child in South Africa should have the opportunity to get exposed to better education which will build a better future for South Africa.

STEM programmes are the perfect platform to provide this knowledge and experience that would otherwise be unattainable to some of these children.

Minerva Secondary School is so excited to be included in projects like these through the foundation and are so proud to have a select group of Grade 10 students passionate about the STEM fields, growing and wanting more.

The benefits to the school are not only educational, but are encouraging these High School students to really start considering their future, and to start looking ahead to the 4th Industrial Revolution. Benefits are also evident in the improvement of problem-solving skills, development of spatial vision and fine motor skills as well the ability to communicate feelings and thoughts of creativity, joy, frustration and ideas effectively.

The EDSA Foundations’ mission is to provide educational services to the poor and needy in South Africa; promote and support Early Childhood Development; Promote and support learning and education in the STEM fields; Provide fun and exciting STEM educational programmes; and to train people from the community to conduct the programmes.

To get involved with the EDSA Foundation, contact us directly by clicking here!

Macmillan Education SA Learner Intervention in Photsaneng Primary School

EDSA Foundation kicks off its second project in the North West

12 March 2018, Photsaneng Primary School – Photshaneng, North West Province

The EDSA Foundation in conjunction with Macmillan Education South Africa  provides STEM Educational programmes to 185 learners from Photsangeng Primary School in Photshaneng.

Macmillan Education South Africa, a world class educational content and service provider, provided the funding for this specific project. As a trusted publishing brand in South Africa, they support learners, teachers and institutions through a lifetime of learning by providing them with content in the most relevant, engaging and flexible formats.

Their passion for learning and their commitment to elevate education in South Africa to much greater heights is second to none.

The EDSA Foundation offers a unique edutainment curriculum, which teaches basic scientific principles and complex subjects in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) through the use of games.

With a focus on future generations of engineers, scientists and innovators, Macmillan and the EDSA Foundation are excited to start this second project.

The foundation believes that every child in South Africa should have the opportunity to get exposed to better education which will build a better future for South Africa.

These educational programmes are the perfect platform to provide this knowledge and experience that would otherwise be unattainable to some of these children.

Photsaneng Primary School is so excited to be included in projects like these through the foundation and are so proud to have one of their own volunteers now working and teaching these STEM educational programmes to their students full-time.

The benefits to the school are not only educational, but are also in the evident improvement of problem-solving skills, development of spatial vision and fine motor skills as well the ability to communicate feelings and thoughts of creativity, joy, frustration and ideas effectively.

The EDSA Foundations’ mission is to provide educational services to the poor and needy in South Africa; promote and support Early Childhood Development; Promote and support learning and education in the STEM fields; Provide fun and exciting STEM educational programmes; and to train people from the community to conduct the programmes.

To get involved with the EDSA Foundation, contact us directly by clicking here!

Macmillan Education SA Learner Intervention in Tlhage Primary School

EDSA Foundation at Tlhage School – March 2018

EDSA Foundation kicks off its first project in the North West

12 March 2018, Tlhage Primary School – Thekwane, North West Province

The EDSA Foundation in conjunction with Macmillan Education South Africa  provides STEM Educational programmes to 305 learners from Tlhage Primary School in Thekwane.

Macmillan Education South Africa, a world class educational content and service provider, provided the funding for this specific project. As a trusted publishing brand in South Africa, they support learners, teachers and institutions through a lifetime of learning by providing them with content in the most relevant, engaging and flexible formats.

Their passion for learning and their commitment to elevate education in South Africa to much greater heights is second to none.

The EDSA Foundation offers a unique edutainment curriculum, which teaches basic scientific principles and complex subjects in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) through the use of games.

With a focus on future generations of engineers, scientists and innovators, Macmillan and the EDSA Foundation could not wait to start this project.

The foundation believes that every child in South Africa should have the opportunity to get exposed to better education which will build a better future for South Africa.

Gamified educational STEM classes are the perfect platform to provide this knowledge and experience that would otherwise be unattainable to some of these children.

Tlhage Primary School is so excited to be at the forefront of projects like these through the foundation and are so proud to have one of their own volunteers now working and teaching these educational programmes to their students full-time.

The benefits to the school are not only educational, but are also in the evident improvement of problem-solving skills, development of spatial vision and fine motor skills as well the ability to communicate feelings and thoughts of creativity, joy, frustration and ideas effectively.

The EDSA Foundations’ mission is to provide educational services to the poor and needy in South Africa; promote and support Early Childhood Development; Promote and support learning and education in the STEM fields; Provide fun and exciting STEM educational programmes; and to train people from the community to conduct the programmes.

This is the first project of many to come all around South Africa.

To get involved with the EDSA Foundation, contact us directly by clicking here!