BCF News & Articles
Sally Kim appointed BCF Director
Written by Alan   

28th January 2020

It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Sally Kim as a director of the Billion Child Foundation.

Sally will mainly focus on launching BCF programmes in Eastern and Southern Africa.

Sally is an international speaker and facilitator who welcomes every opportunity to share her expertise of women in leadership positions and digital learning best practices.

With her extensive network in Europe, Asia, America and sub-Saharan Africa Sally is an experienced consultant in:

•  Establishing coding & robotics projects.

•  Advising on procurement of resources.

•  Spearheading needs assessments of infrastructure, sustainability and scalability of projects in the digital sector.

Sally Kim has a bachelors on international marketing management from Alison School of Business Management. She has certificates and licenses from IBM on Block Chain, Cyber security and STEM.

Sally is the founder & Chief Executive for Edustore Africa with several existing business associates in Europe, America and Sub-Saharan Africa.

 
BCF launch massive parent training programme in Langa
Written by Alan   

20 January 2020

Pastor Eric Malangabi training parents at his church April 2019

BCF proudly announce a partnership with the SAGA Charitable Trust UK which will enable the training of 45 pastors in the Langa Township 8 km from the Cape Town city centre.

These pastors are expected to train an estimated 2,400 parents thus benefiting at least 6,000 children.

Training of pastors in Langa begins on the 15th February.

When a similar programme was conducted in townships near Sasolburg, the SAPS commander reported that callouts to family and gender based violence declined by more than 50% for more than two years.  IT CAN BE DONE!!

 
BCF has the silver bullet to enable Ministries of Education in every country to turn every one of their schools into a centre of excellence
Written by Alan   

7 January 2020

It is estimated that there are over one million under-performing schools attended by over 850,000,000 children.

In South Africa where BCF has been conducting the Schools Centre of Excellence Training Programme for principals of previously under-performing schools for the Free State Department of Education since 2011, 90% of learners from previously under-performing schools gained a matriculation pass in 2019.

More importantly 74% of learners gained a university or technical university entrance matriculation pass.  THIS IS A BIG DEAL as it provides proof that these schools are well on their way to become centres of excellence.

For the third year in a row the Free State Province has been announced by the Minister of Basic Education to be the top performing province in South Africa.

It is possible to turn around public school education in every country

When principals engage teachers, learners, parents and the entire community, things change. This is one of the eight hallmarks of a school operating as a centre of excellence.

The Billion Child Foundation is currently in discussions to launch this Programme in fifteen countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and Central and South America.

If you would like more information on these results, the International Schools Centre of Excellence Programme or to discuss assisting the Billion Child Foundation in any capacity please don't hesitate to contact me. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
Amazing results achieved by schools trained by BCF
Written by Alan   

10 January 2020

On Wednesday the 2019 matriculation results were released in South Africa.

Previously under-performing public schools whose principals had attended the SA Schools Centre of Excellence Programme achieved as follows:

52% of schools enjoyed over 70% of their learners gaining a Bachelor or Diploma pass. (In South Africa a Bachelors pass enables university admission and a Diploma pass provides admission to a technical university). This is a big deal!

51% of the schools enjoyed over 90% of learners gaining a National Senior Certificate (NSC) pass.  This is also a significant achievement.

12% of the schools enjoyed 100% of their learners gaining a NSC pass.  Another big deal!

In the Free State Province 90% of learners gained a NSC while 74% of those who wrote obtained a Bachelor or Diploma pass.

Learners in the Northern and Eastern Cape provinces also achieved significantly higher results.

The percentage of learners gaining a NSC and a Bachelor or Diploma pass in the Eastern and Northern Cape Provinces increased dramatically.

Province

2015

2019

 

Percent learners gaining a NSC

Percent learners gaining a Bachelor or Diploma

Percent learners gaining a NSC

Percent learners gaining a Bachelor or Diploma

Northern Cape (John Taolo Gaetsewe District)

58

39

81

63

Eastern Cape

46

28

71

52

The above achievements deserve immense praise as 96% of the schools trained in the Free State, Northern Cape and Eastern Cape are situated in rural areas or townships.

 
Seasons Greetings
Written by Alan   

10 December 2019

 

Season's greetings from the Billion Child Foundation team throughout Africa and in the United Kingdom. We wish you and your loved ones a happy and safe Christmas and New Year.

We would also like to thank you for all of your support this year – for your donations and for contributing stories of the successes you have achieved as parents, teachers and principals and your ideas for articles, for subscribing to receive our weekly news bulletins either via FaceBook, Twitter, LinkedIn or directly from our website and for following and engaging with our social media channels,

We also hope that you have the opportunity to recharge and enjoy your well-deserved break.


 
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