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We are pleased to share this month’s celebration days as well as our events.  In addition to the monthly Town Hall, we also have regular events on TeacherConnectcommunity – please click on events on our community platform to see which ones are of interest to you.

Opportunities for youth placed in PYEI

As the Basic Education sector is drawing nearer to the end of PYEI Phase 3 (31 August  2022),  the DBE continues to provide support and encouragement to the youth of SA! Check out our PYEI FAQs for a list of available exit opportunities for those who have been a part of PYEI and want to continue broadening their horizons towards a teaching qualification.  

High School Scholarships for Grade 6-learners – Allan Gray Orbis Foundation

Do you know a Grade 6 learner with great ideas to create a better world? Help them apply for the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation’s Scholarship Programme. Successful candidates receive tuition fees and boarding, books, stationery, school uniforms, extramural support and an allowance. But what is even worth more than all of the above, is the opportunity to get access to entrepreneurship workshops, seminars and an annual conference with like-minded individuals.  You can find more information on their website here. (External link, data rates may apply)

1 – 6 August: National Science Week    

National Science Week (or NSW) is an initiative of the Department of Science and Innovation. The theme for 2022 is: Celebrating the role of basic sciences in the modern world. This ties in with the UN’s International Year of Basic Sciences.  Please visit https://www.gov.za/NationalScienceW2022 for more information. (External link, data rates may apply)

5 August: Town Hall

Once a month we have a Town Hall so that we can best support teachers and school leadership teams. This month we bring you stories from teachers who have already implemented the projects so that they can share their best practices with you. 

You can use this link to join the Zoom Meeting. (External link, data rates may apply)

9 August: National Women’s Day

National Women’s Day marks the anniversary of the great women’s march of 1956, where 20 000 women marched to the Union Buildings to protest against the carrying of passbooks. This serves as a great reminder of what can be accomplished if we work together, and of the power, women yield in society.  We wish all the women of our wonderful national a happy Women’s Day

To read more, click here. (External link, data rates may apply)

12 August: International Youth Day

You may well know that our compelling goal is to reduce youth unemployment and that the purpose of DBE-E3 is to help teachers better prepare learners for their futures. This year’s theme, Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages, is to amplify the message that action is needed across all generations to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and leave no one behind. For more on this year’s global webinar, please visit here. (External link, data rates may apply)

29 August – 2 September: Arbor Week

This year, South Africa celebrates Arbor Week from 29 August to 2 September. Since this intersects with Heritage Month, the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment focuses on the country’s so-called champion trees – or culturally significant trees – the oldest and largest in the country. This includes the Sophiatown Oak Tree and the Sagole Baobab in Limpopo. During National Arbor Week, all South Africans are invited to ‘green’ their communities by planting indigenous trees, and we invite all schools to plant trees so that there is some shade for learners to sit under during break times – not just shaded parking for cars.

If you’d like to find out more, click here. (External link, data rates may apply)