BCF News & Articles
BCF featured in Big School Buzz
Written by Alan   

8th February 2019

The Education Districts Centre of Excellence Programme which has the ability and track record to enable the turning of hundreds of schools into centres of excellence simultaneously over a period of only five months in any country was featured in the Big School Buzz February edition.

 
Pastors trained to reduce family violence in Langa, Cape Town
Written by Alan   

31 January 2019

On Saturday the 26th January BCF 21 pastors graduated as fully fledged Win-Win Parenting training facilitators in the Langa township in Cape Town. A second group will graduate on the 17th of February.

These pastors are expected to train parents of over 2,000 families in Langa to raise their children to become confident self-reliant individuals. Pastors will also encourage parents to ensure their children do homework and attend school every day and remain at school until they matriculate.

It is expected that a similar impact will be made to that made in Sasolburg where the local police commander phoned to congratulate BCF on call-outs to family violence having decreased by 50% for a period of two years following the training by 71 pastors of parents in the district.

These photos show graduates receiving their certificates and photos of the training workshop.

 
Sarah Jenner from SAGA UK visits BCF
Written by Alan   

9th January 2019

Sarah Jenner CSI Manager for the UK SAGA group travelled to South Africa to discuss the launch of the training of 45 pastors in Langa to present the BCF Win-Win Parenting Programme to parents at their churches.  During her visit she visited Langa and the Langa Baptist Church at which the training of pastors will begin on the 19th January.

She is pictured below with Apostle Baliso who is the convenor of the Programme.

 
2018 South African Matric results
Written by Alan   

9th January 2019

The Billion Child Foundation proudly announces the achievements of the 118 previously under-performing high schools which attended the SA Schools Centre of Excellence Programme in the 2018 South Africa NSC matriculation examinations

1. 15% of schools trained by BCF enjoyed 100% of learners gained a matriculation pass.

2. 58% of schools trained by BCF enjoyed 80%-99% of learners gaining a matriculation pass.

3. Rebatla-Thuto Secondary School in Fezile Dabi enjoyed 100% of their learners gaining a Bachelor or Diploma pass.

4. 12% of schools trained by BCF enjoyed 90% -99% of learners gaining a Bachelor or Diploma pass.

5. 16% of schools trained by BCF enjoyed 80%-89% of learners gaining a Bachelor or Diploma pass.

6. 72% of learners gained a Bachelor or Diploma pass at the 118 previously under-performing high schools trained by BCF compared to the national average of 61% which includes ex model C schools.


 
Fix domestic violence - 16 Days of Action
Written by Alan   

7 December 2018

All around the world activists and the media demand that steps are taken to reduce family violence.  Men, fathers, governments, schools, family breakdown, poverty and dozens of other scapegoats have been paraded with great noise.

Strangely I have heard little constructive.

Yet the police commander of Sasolburg in the Free State Province of South Africa stated that call-outs to family violence had reduced by 50% for a period of two years after 71 pastors had conducted the Billion Child Foundation Win-Win Parenting Skills Programme in the Refengkgotso township. He had been amazed that the community had formed a Community Parenting Forum which had launched a highly successful programme to identify and send addicted children and young people to drug rehabilitation centres.

A survey of 299 parishioners who had been trained by their pastors in Refengkgotso revealed that in most families, anger has been replaced by understanding; encouragement and calm reflection; dysfunction by cohesion, family routines, orderliness and respect; abdication and domination by involvement of all family members in supporting each other; and violence and verbal abuse by dignity, respect and family pride.

IT CAN BE DONE!

In January 2019

  • SAGA UK funding will enable BCF to train 45 pastors in the dangerous township of Langa in Cape Town  This will impact on an estimated 2,250 families.
  • Investec funding will enable BCF to train 15 principals of early childhood development centres/kindergartens in the equally dangerous Diepsloot township in Johannesburg. This will impact on an estimated 375 families.
Despite intensive marketing no other company or philanthropist has stepped forward to enable BCF to roll this Programme out worldwide!

Millions of family members will be victims of verbal, psychological and physical abuse today.

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE TODAY

Act right now.

1. Forward this News that family violence can be halved to your CEO and religious leaders and ask them to launch this Programme in your community.

2. Forward this News to CEOs of grant funding organisations and philanthropists in your country and around the world.

3. Make a small donation at our website www.billionchild.org today. Every R1,000 / £50 / $70 enables BCF to train 100 parents.

4. Forward this Newsletter to your friends and colleagues and ask them to forward it to their friends and colleagues.

5. Raise funds for this Programme in your community, organise a golf day, celebrity dinner, charity walk or fun-run. We can help you set up your campaign.

Alan J Whitaker
CEO
The Billion Child Foundation

*The full report of 299 parents in Refengkgotso is available upon request to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (It will blow your socks off!!)

**For details on how this Programme works also contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
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