BCF News & Articles
BCF CEO Keynote Speaker at prestigious Eduweek Conference
Written by Alan   

25th May 2018

BCF is proud to announce that our CEO Alan J Whitaker, has been invited to be keynote speaker  at the prestigious 2018 Eduweek Conference in Johannesburg on Saturday 16th June.

He will address the conference on "Transforming every public school in Africa into a centre of excellence"

He will cover

  • Problems caused by schools for district offices and by district offices for schools.

  • How to reinvent every district office and every school in your country into a centre of excellence within four years.

  • Successes enjoyed by the BCF International Education District Centre of Excellence Programme.

If you have not yet registered for the 2018 Eduweek Conference click here to do so.

BCF nominated for four Eduweek Awards
Written by Alan   

11th May 2017

BCF nominated for Eduweek award

The Billion Child Foundation has been nominated to be awarded NGO Impact of the Year at the Eduweek Awards Ceremony during the Eduweek 2018 Conference on the 15 and 16 June at the Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg, South Africa.

CEO nominated for three Eduweek awards

The Big School Adventure
Written by Alan   

Wayne van der Wath entrepreneur extraordinaire and founder of Big School Enterprises launched "The Big school Adventure 2018" today.

His exciting and vibrant writing style which contains important information is fun to read.

It includes articles on:

BCF CEO to speak at Eduweek Conference
Written by Alan   

27 April 2018

Our CEO Alan J Whitaker has been invited to make a presentation at Edweek Conference in Johannesburg on Saturday 16th June, 14:30 – 15:15.

His presentation is entitled "Why owners of Early Childhood Development Centres and teachers at public schools should present the BCF Win-Win Parenting Skills Programme to Parents"

He will demonstrate that the parents who attended workshops presented by teachers at 923 provincial schools in South Africa have learned

Overloading of principals
Written by Alan   

12 April 2018

Commentary on an article which appeared in the Australian Teacher magazine entitled “Principal Health and Wellbeing” 10 April 2018 plus solutions offered by BCF

The article reports

1. Australian principals are on average working 60 hours a week with 11% working 70 hours a week.

2. ANU had reported beyond 32 hours a week for women and about 39 hours a week for men you start to see declines in health – particularly mental health

3. Demands placed on principals by departments of education are increasing. Accountability and administrative work is ramping up but without the adequate resources to match those demands.

Commentary by Alan J Whitaker CEO BCF on the overloading of principals

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