For nine years we have successfully implemented the Beyers Naudé Schools Development Programmes (BNSDP) in partnership with the Free State Department of Education. The results show the exceptional impact this programme has on high school education in the province and has driven the expansion and growth of the model.
OUR IMPACT TO DATE
Schools in these areas come with the many challenges associated with poverty including a lack of resources, infrastructure and poor school management.
The BNSDP programme aims to address this by creating an enabling environment and sustainable school communities. This is achieved through a delivery programme that builds the capacity of the school management team, provides infrastructure upgrades and develops learners.
Over the next five years the BNSDP programme will introduce ECD programmes and invest in TVET colleges to develop essential artisan skills. We will also be working on a entrepreneurial learnership programme which will provide support to young entrepreneurs still in school.
The Beyers Naude Schools Development Programme is implemented through phases:
- Programme development phase
- Partnership formalisation
- School selection
Capacity development through:
- School retreats
- Curriculum implementation and management
- School management and governance
- Learner leadership
- Infrastructure development
- Consolidation and exit
- Progress with Government funding partnerships