RedCap Schools Project

The RedCap Schools Project is a holistic intervention, which aims to help selected primary schools nurture student performance by creating a culture of excellence, through empowering teachers, school management, parents, the community, students, local government, district personnel, and other local businesses.
2010South Africa

CEI Plus Status

Program Results Status
Monitoring and Evaluation Reporting
DeliveryRedCap FoundationPre-primaryPrimary

Location Data

KwaZulu NatalKwaDukuza DistrictPeri-Urban, Rural
The RedCap Schools Project provides resources and assistance to 5 selected schools. The aim is to develop a 'Culture of Excellence' by supporting teachers and school leadership as well as by involving parents in their children's education. Sustainable interventions are implemented in the following areas:
  • Leadership and management,
  • Planning and organization,
  • Teacher development,
  • Parental involvement,
  • Grade R (early childhood development) interventions,
  • School buildings,
  • Physical education and sport,
  • Literacy development,
  • Computer labs,
  • Eco schooling,
  • Arts and culture.

Strong and inspirational school leadership is key to the success of this intervention. Principals and school management teams are trained through leadership and mentorship programs that ensure effective monitoring of curriculum delivery, compliance and implementation of school policies, and the general functionality of the schools. School governing bodies are empowered to take ownership and ensure effectiveness in their roles. Teachers regularly undergo intensive content knowledge training by experts in Math, English, Science, Technology and Early Childhood Development (Grade R) in order to improve their subject knowledge and classroom practice. Parents are encouraged to take active roles, not only in the education of their children, but also through involvement in academic and non-academic activities in the schools. On Saturdays, volunteers from Mr Price Group run an arts and crafts program. The RedCap Schools Project seeks to promote a culture of excellence, particularly among the students, whose performance is being nurtured by the improved functioning of these schools.

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