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Transforming education

1,020 principals/head teachers are in training to transform their schools into centres of excellence in Limpopo Province, South Africa

BCF will complete the training of 1,020 principals in the Limpopo Province in South Africa to turn their schools into centres of excellence as soon as the Covid 19 pandemic regulations permit. These schools are attended by 560,000 students.

This programme is funded by Worley Ltd which is developing the one of the biggest diamond mines in the world near Musina in South Africa for De Beers. Worley requested BCF to undertake the work to leave a meaningful legacy in the footprint of the mine.

Circuit Managers and District Directors attending the International Schools Centre of Excellence Programme workshop at which they learned how to train head teachers/principals how to transform their schools into centres of excellence.

Training of principals in Lesotho to transform their schools into centres of excellence

UNICEF funded the training of school inspectors in Lesotho to train principals to transform their schools into centres of excellence.

In a report to UNICEF the Lesotho Ministry of Education and Training reported that 61% more learners were graduating from previously under-performing primary schools.

School Inspectors and Subject Advisors attending the BCF Lesotho Schools Centre of Excellence Programme.

Training parents and principals in Botswana

BCF will launch the Botswana National Parenting Skills Programme and the Botswana Schools Centre of Excellence Programme as soon as Covid regulations permit.

Transforming education at under-performing schools in South Africa

Over 73% of students at previously under-performing rural and township schools in South Africa whose principals had attended the SA Schools Centre of Excellence Programme obtained a university entrance or technical university matriculation pass in 2020.

Principals at a graduation ceremony of the SA Schools Centre of Excellence Programme funded by VVOB (Belgium)

Training of principals and teachers of Early Year Development Centres (kindergartens) in Diepsloot South Africa to facilitate the SA National Parenting Skills Programme

For four years prior to Covid Investec funded the training of principals and teachers of ECDs in the dangerous Diepsloot township on the outskirts of Johannesburg to train parents of children who attend their ECDs.

Teachers relaxing during a workshop at which they were trained to facilitate the SA National Parenting Skills Programme.

Discussions with Ministries of Education in Sub-Saharan Africa

BCF is currently in discussions with the ministries of education in the DRC, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia to train officials at their national head offices to train district officials to transform every school in their countries into centres of excellence and to train parents in practical parenting skills.

Officials of the Uganda Ministry of Education and Sports meet the BCF Ambassador and his team.

Training of pastors in the dangerous Langa township in Cape Town

SAGA (UK) funded the training of pastors to train congregants and other members of the community in parenting skills in 2018 and 2019. Pastors trained over 2,000 parents.

Pastors practicing presentation of the SA National Parenting Skills Programme with fellow pastors playing the role of parent.

International Award: EduWeek 2018 NGO of the Year

BCF was awarded the above award at the 2018 EduWeek Conference in Johannesburg which was the biggest edutech conference in Africa that year attracting over 4,000 delegates

BCF Chairman and CEO receiving the award.
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