South Africa

Program Spotlight

Norkitt Education Leadership Initiative (NELI)

Through NELI's School Support Programme, SGB members are engaged to build capacity and balance power dynamics for improved school governance. The NELI model of school support is designed as a two-year partnership during which the program provides hands-on capacity building support to a small cohort of SGBs; as well as support to an extended network of SGBs through the SGB Collective forum.

Background on South Africa

South Africa has one of the largest economies in Africa, but its education challenges are immense. Educational inequality persists as a legacy of the differentiated government administration and school systems characteristic of the Apartheid era.

Now, South Africa is committed to building a new era, and CEI has identified over 120 programs focused on improving the access, quality, and equality of the country’s education ecosystem.

Most programs operate in peri-urban and rural areas targeting children otherwise at risk of not attending school or students with high drop-out rates. In addition, there are several promising models in the areas of teacher training and evaluation, curriculum reforms, education technology, early childhood development.
 

Database At-A-Glance

Click below to read our Database-at-a-Glance report and find highlights from six common approaches & characteristics across ECD models. Learn about programs focusing on:

1) Student Support
2) School Support
3) Teacher Training and Evaluation
4) Education Technology
5) Skills for Work
6) Early Childhood Education and Development


South Africa's education system is growing more robust by the day. We have found a strong concentration of programs working in school and student support.

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