Learning from School Visits

Recently, whilst in Johannesburg, Rachel was able to visit two schools, both developing innovative models of education. Streetlight school, located in a community housing area, operates from the ground floor of a block of flats.  The school started in 2016 from a desire to provide quality education for the community. The school is currently for 5 to 7s. Parents pay minimal school fees making it affordable. Fundraising covers the shortfall in staffing and running costs. The SPARK group of sch...
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Education is a lifelong process

Education is not just the acquiring of knowledge and skills while you are in school or studying at university or college.  It is a lifelong process or journey. As adults, we learn through acquiring new knowledge and skills, trying out new experiences and challenging ourselves to overcome new things.  Recently Soul Action facilitated a workshop on developing phonological awareness with crèche teachers.  Previous workshops this year focused on some of the steps to phonological awareness: sound di...
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Reggio Emilia Conference

The ‘great forest installation’ at Africa’s Reggio Conference, was an invitation to create and share a vision of children's rights, to cultivate ecosystems that share ideas, information, resources. As we prepare to establish an affordable, excellent & integrated / transcultural school, Soul Action has been researching innovative models of education.  In June, Rachel had the privilege of attending a 3-day conference on the Reggio Approach to education.  The conference takes place annually ...
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