Back To School - KHULA Education's September Newsletter

September always brings with it that back to school feeling, no matter how long ago your time in the classroom may have been. For everyone at KHULA Education there is a lot to look forward to in Term 3, not least the beginnings of spring out here in South Africa.

We've got some great projects happening in the second half of this year and our senior students are once again gearing up for all important exams, but for now we wanted to share some updates from the last month, as usual, we've been busy!

Celebrating Spring
Our Amoibe pre-schoolers have been celebrating spring's arrival by planting trees this week. The little learners have been looking after a tree through winter in their classroom, taking turns to water it, and this week (with a little help from their teachers and maintenance staff) they planted the tree, alongside 11 others from Mr Khosa, head of Amoibe Primary School.

Preparing For The Future
We were at last able to host two "Ngiyikusasa" (I am the future) workshops for final year students. They combine sessions on study skills with exercises and activities that prepare learners for the world of work. It's been an incredible effort from everyone involved to make these happen having had to rearrange them twice due to lockdowns, but we were thrilled to host 240 learners over two weekends.

A Different Type of School Dance
Mampunga Primary School have been working with us on a project that showcases traditional isiZulu dances. For many of our children, these dances play a huge role in the community events they attend, and we were thrilled that so many students volunteered to be involved and show off some of their skills. We're excited to be working with educators at Mampunga to bring traditional dance into the school setting - seeing two areas of our students’ lives coming together.


Celebrate the power of storytelling
Join KHULA at Messums Wiltshire on September 25th for an evening celebrating the power of stories. We have the creator and producer of the Peaky Blinders, Caryn Mandabach, in conversation with Alan Yentob at Messums Wiltshire.

Buy great art and do good! 
Francesca Gavin, THE HEAD is The Stand art auction's second sale and it is live until Monday. There are some fantastic lots available from 20 international artists and 10% of the hammer price goes to KHULA Education

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