Rhodes University Project
SIOC-cdt partnered with the Northern Cape Department of Education and invested in the provision of high quality, content-rich, and properly accredited teacher professional development programmes, through Rhodes University’s Centre for Social Development (CSD), Mathematics Education Project (RUMEP) and the Institute for the Study of English in Africa (ISEA). The project targets Maths, English and Foundation Phase teachers drawn from schools in our beneficiary communities in the Northern Cape. The teachers are registered for a 3 year in-service training, full qualification Bachelor of Education degree in the three areas of specialisation.
To provide of high quality, content-rich, pedagogically sound, and properly accredited professional teacher development programmes for teachers in the Northern Cape.
JANUARY 2011 – DECEMBER 2014
JANUARY 2015 – DECEMBER 2018
R 39 443, 763.00
NUMBER OF BENEFICIARIES
The first cohort of teachers (2011-2014) involved 107 teachers, and 66 of them graduated.
The second cohort, involving 102 teachers started in 2015.
PROJECT BENEFICIARY TESTIMONIALS
Diaan Cloete, representing Foundation Phase teachers
Herbert Lukyamuzi,representing Mathematics teachers
Rochelle Topkin, representative of English teachers
SIOC-CDT's primary goal is to implement sustainable socio-economic initiatives through partnering with key stakeholders to ensure that beneficiary communities have sustainable income and are empowered to thrive beyond the lifespan of the mine.