BCF News & Articles
Impact of the BCF Centre of Excellence Programme on Matriculation results
Written by Alan   

26th January 2018

Within 18 months of principals of 121 schools attending the BCF Schools Centre of Excellence Programme, the majority of schools were well on their way to becoming centres of excellence.

This is demonstrated by the significant jump in Bachelor and Diploma matriculation pass rates achieved by these121 schools during the 2017 matriculation examinations.

Province

District

Year training conducted

No high schools

Bachelor + Diploma

 

2015

2017

% increase                   2017 over 2015

 

Free State

Fezile Dabi, Lejweleputswa and Xhariep

2011 - 16

77

58

74

28%

Gauteng

Soweto, Pretoria and Benoni

2015

20

56

67

20%

 

Northern Cape

John Taolo Gaetsewe

2015

10

39

57

46%

 

Eastern Cape

King Williams Town, Mount Frere, Ntabankulu

2015

14

28

44

57%

 

Total South Africa

 

121

53

70

32%

 

The sudden and significant jump in Bachelor and Diploma marks could be ascribed to a combination of BCF and other interventions. Principals and district officials who have experienced the power of BCF this Programme however subscribe the significant jump in these results mainly to the BCF programme they attended.

 

 
97% of learners gained a matriculation pass at 50 of the 121 schools BCF trained
Written by Alan   

10 January 2018

During the 2017 South African matriculation examinations over 97% of learners gained a matriculation pass at 50 of the 121 high schools whose principals attended the BCF Schools Centre of Excellence Programme.

Please join me in congratulating the principals, management teams and academic staff of the following schools


School

District

Province

% learners passed matric

SS Paki

Fezile Dabi

Free State

91%

Qalabotjha

Fezile Dabi

Free State

96%

Kwakwatsi

Fezile Dabi

Free State

92%

Kgabareng

Fezile Dabi

Free State

91%

L E Notsi

Fezile Dabi

Free State

100%

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How do you change an Elephant into a Dassie?
Written by Alan   

This is not an elephant joke!!

The rock hyrax, known in Africa as a Dassie, despite weighing only 4kg, is the closest living relative to an elephant.

Most would agree that changing an elephant into a dassie is a ridiculous notion. But just maybe it is possible.

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Give a Child a Chance this #GivingTuesday
Written by Alan   

You are probably able to read this because you are an educated person who attended a good school.

But in 2018 millions of young men and women with great dreams of a prosperous life will have their dreams dashed through no fault of their own.

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BCF Win-Win Parenting Programme accredited and registered by SACE
Written by Alan   

Thursday 9 November 2017

Today is a great day for the Billion Child Foundation.

The South African Council for Educators (SACE) advised us today that they have accredited and registered our Win-Win Parenting Programme.

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