New York, NY – Singita Sabi Sand has partnered with Teach With Africa, the READ Educational Trust and other lodges within the Sabi Sand Reserve to provide teachers with further educational tools and training to improve the education of children from the local community.
Teach With Africa is a non-profit organization that’s goal is to empower students and teachers by placing experienced educators in schools in Africa. As part of the partnership, three Early Childhood Development (ECD) specialists will be placed in pre-schools in the Sabi Sand area. Their model of ‘teach the teachers’ will be used to improve the pre-school education in the area and to bring it up to the next level.
Many of the local schools have already received training from READ Educational Trust, a program funded and organized by Singita and the South African Department of Education. READ is a South African based non-profit organization that focuses on education and literacy as well as in educator training and provision of school resources.
Early Childhood Development specialists from Teach With Africa, in conjunction with READ and local educators, are developing an intensive training program for teacher volunteers. The aim is to consolidate their skills and equip them to share their knowledge with peers from other schools. During its first year, the program will focus on providing support of the Happy Homes and Ntshuxekani pre-schools in Justicia, both of which have been part of the READ-run program, before expanding to other local schools.
“The schools are eager to embrace the teaching expertise embodied by the Teach with Africa representatives,” said Pam Richardson, Community Development Manager for Singita Game Reserves. “This partnership program will help to maximize teaching skills as well as enhance the skills required to manage a school.”
“Partnering locally is one of our top program criteria, and partnering with Singita – a world-class safari company committed to sustainable community development – is part of Teach With Africa’s commitment to excellence,” said Amy Schoew, Executive Director for Teach With Africa.
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