South Africa

Program Spotlight

Jujurha Education Centre (JEC)

The Bulungula Incubator (BI) was established in 2007 to address the challenges of rural poverty while promoting and preserving the positive effects of the traditional African lifestyle and culture. There were no institutions that offer Early Child Development (ECD) education in the four villages in the Xhora Mouth Administrative Area. The Jujurha Educational Centre (JEC) was established in 2009, followed by three additional community-based preschools: Khanyisa Preschool in Mgojweni Village, opened in 2012, Masiphathisane Preschool in Folokwe and Phaphamani Preschool in Tshezi in 2013.

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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