South Africa Government

06/06/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/06/2019 05:19

Minister Angie Motshekga and Deputy Minister Reginah Mhaule meet with Danish Office of the Hempel Foundation delegates, 6 Jun

Basic Education Ministry strengthens partnerships in early grade reading

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga and Deputy Minister Reginah Mhaule will meet with delegates from the Danish Office of the Hempel Foundation, which has partnered with the Department to support and pilot innovative interventions to strengthen the quality of reading and numeracy in the early years of primary schooling.

The partnership aims to develop and pilot innovative interventions to strengthen quality of reading in Grades 1 - 3, and to increase especially retention and learning outcomes of vulnerable children in rural areas. The partnership will focus on areas and locations selected by UNICEF, based on the poorest, most rural and remote areas with indicators of significant gender disparity in education. Provinces that will benefit from the partnership include the North West, Eastern Cape, Mpumalanga and Limpopo.

The Minister and Deputy Minister will interact with the CEO of Hempel Foundation, the Danish Ambassador, the Danish Deputy Ambassador and UNICEF Representatives at a gala event in Menlyn, Pretoria on Thursday 6 June 2019 at 6pm.

Members of the Media are invited to attend the partnership session as follows:
Date: Thursday (today), 06 June 2019
Time: 18h00
Venue: Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Summit Place Precinct, 221 Garsfontein Road Menlyn, Pretoria

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