South Africa

Program Spotlight

SOLE in a Box

SOLE in a Box is the flagship initiative of Self Organized Learning Environments (SOLE) South Africa. The idea behind SOLE is that anyone can spark creativity in a child by asking them to explore a "big question" using the internet and collaborating with other children. In the SOLE model, teachers are facilitators, and they guide students through the process of exploring new ideas using technology.

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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