ASSITEJ SA were invited to speak at the 10th in a series of events showcasing CSIThatworks
The event was hosted by the First Rand foundation and Tshikulu social Investments to have conversation and discuss the insights from the recent FNB sponsored Primary Schools Education project (PEP). The idea of the breakfast was to critically engage and unpack lesson learnt from the PEP to further engage funding for Primary School Education in the future.
The event was opened with an evaluation presentation of the project by Khulisa Management Services which then opened to a question and answer session with the various service providers: MIET Africa, CASME, Molteno, PMDP, UFS and ASSITEJ South Africa.
Alison Green sat on the panel to discuss The Kickstarter Creative Arts project which added value to the PEP by training teachers in the compulsory Creative Arts CAPS and incorporating a much needed Arts component to the already established Primary Schools Education project.
The second panel was headed up by Principals, HOD’s and members of the Education department involved in the project, who spoke about the impact of the PEP on their schools and communities.
The Kickstarter Creative Arts project improves the skills of the Intermediate Phase Life Orientation educators in their delivery of the compulsory curriculum subject,’ Creative Arts’ and includes, Dramatic Arts, Dance, Music and Visual Arts.
ASSITEJ SA has extensively trained Artists Facilitators, to execute the CAPS Creative Arts Curriculum in the classroom in partnership with these teachers in an attempt to uplift the schools and infuse the learners with a passion for the Arts.
The project was a two year pilot funded by Rand Merchant Bank and based in communities in Kwa Zulu Natal-Umlazi and Umgungndlove, and the Free State-Fezile Dabi and Lejweleputswa.