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Namaqua Education District, Northern Cape (Phase 2)

Supported by

  • Rural Namaqualand Education Trust
  • DG Murray Trust
  • Northern Cape Department of Education


  • Port Nolloth Primary, Port Nolloth
  • Port Nolloth RC Primary, Port Nolloth
  • Japsnoetjies Kleuterskool, Alexanderbaai
  • Bulletrap Primary, Bulletrap
  • Concordia Primary, Concordia
  • JJ Lambert Primary, Garies
  • Kamieskroon Primary, Kamieskroon
  • Kharkams Combined, Kharkams
  • Tweerivier Primary, Tweerivier
  • Sacred Heart Primary, Nababeep


'This programme is the best thing that has ever happened to me. I love to work with my learners and love to see how the learners progress.’


Keep on doing this good work. I am proud to be part of this programme. Thank you!

The facilitator is so good and made it a point that you understand new concepts before continuing with the new work. Thanks for the interesting and lovely presentation. I have learnt a lot in these two days. I really appreciate it.

Hy het ons geleenthede gegee om vrae te vrae, sowel as om ons opinies ook te lewer.

Ek het geleer hoe om die leerder betrokke te maak en hoe om self te ondersoek.  Vir  my as onderwyser was dit ‘n inspirasie.

Project Details
Start Date: 
2016 to 2018
No. of Learners: 
823 (Year 1) 660 (Year 2)
No. of Teachers: 
No. of Sites: 
Grade Level(s): 
Grade R
Area of Intervention: 
Northern Cape, Namaqua District


The project aims to significantly improve the quality of teaching-learning in Grade R classes in selected clusters of the Namaqua District.

The project is premised on the assumption that improved teaching and learning in Grade R will contribute towards improved learning in the Foundation Phase and particularly in Grade 1. The project has focussed strongly on the development of Grade R teachers as mediators of learning experiences to develop the requisite language and conceptual understanding of their learners.

A team of District Officials will be trained to coach and mentor these teachers in their classes. A team of Provincial Officials will also participate in the project and receive training to prepare them as future trainers of the BCP in the Northern Cape.


Baseline data will be gathered from a sample of Grade 1 learners at the beginning of the year in 2016. 

Grade 1 learners who participated in the Grade R programme during 2016 will be tested at the start of 2017 to determine their readiness for learning in Grade 1.

Comparisons will be made between the Grade 1 Baseline data in 2016 and the Intervention Group data (2017).


Project Photos

  • Ruth Lebona and Yvonne Louw
  • Merele Farmer and Shaheeda Kamalie
  • Candy Theo
  • Ruth Lebona and Merele Farmer