ORT SA CAPE 2020 at glance
725 teachers trained through short courses
Due to the challenges in our education system, we focus our training on Early Childhood Development (ECD) and foundational learning skills in young children.
Courses include Literacy development, Perceptual Skills development, and Learning through Play. We also offer pre-service training for unemployed youth to study towards a qualification in ECD.
63 Level 4 ECD teachers trained
Our Level 4 Early Childhood Development teacher training course is fully/SETA (Sector Education and Training Authority) accredited. Students attend lectures once a week for 18 months and are required to do practical training in ECD centres.
4 webinars were presented during lockdown and 300 people attended.
180 youth placed on ECD internships
This initiative addresses South Africa’s high unemployment rate by recruiting, training, and placing young men and women in schools as teaching assistants for one year. This allows for interns to develop a love for education and potentially continue in this field in the future.
25,375 children impacted
By training and educating teachers we are investing in better educated children. Our vision is a future where all teachers receive quality training and all children have access to quality education.
190 learners attended Robotic workshops
Access to Robotics and coding during weekly sessions allows children to develop 21st century skills by developing innovative solutions to challenging problems.
577 LEGO playboxes distributed to schools and ECD centres & 15,000 sets of LEGO Six Bricks provided to teachers and parents
Together with the LEGO Foundation, ORT SA CAPE distributes LEGO resources and offers training on the use of these resources to schools and ECD centres in disadvantaged communities across the Western Cape. The importance of purposeful play is also shared with parents for them to implement at home.