South Africa

Program Spotlight

Pinotage Youth Development Academy

The Pinotage Youth Development Academy was established by The Dame Hilary Cropper Charitable Foundation (DHCCF), which commissioned a robust research project over an 18-month period in 2011 by UK's Henley Business School. Its study, drawing on face-to-face interviews with key industry stakeholders as well as desk research, showed that training provision in the Cape Winelands is very fragmented.

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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