South African maths education is in a state of crisis, with performance outcomes that place South African learners at the bottom of international comparisons of mathematics competence.
Science Enrichment has been at the heart of The Umkhumbane Schools’ Project programming since our founding. Our vision is to not only increase learners’ capacity to succeed in their science subjects, but also to provide them with opportunities for hands-on scientific exploration, STEM career exposure and guidance, and an increasing confidence in their capacity to succeed.
Through our partnerships with Durban Girls High School and CASME, the Umkhumbane Schools Project is working to build teaching capacity at all five Umkhumbane Schools. This aspect of our programme provides teachers with access to training, materials, and opportunities to improve their content knowledge.
Higher Education and Career Guidance
At The Umkhumbane Schools Project, we believe that learners in our schools are hindered by South Africa’s noticeable lack of effective career and academic guidance for high school learners.
Arts and Humanities
The Umkhumbane Schools Project periodically collects donations to provide particularly vulnerable learners and their families with food parcels, blankets, and other needed items
Community Engagement & Study Abroad
Part of The Umkhumbane Schools Project’s core mission is to be a site for community engagement and experiential learning, as a means of fostering social equity, cohesion, and sustainability.