Malungeni Project

Education in South Africa has been in a state of crisis for more than 30 years (Fleisch, 2011, Amnesty International, 2020, Hardman & Veary, 2021). Unfortunately the crisis is at its worst in our most impoverished areas. This includes areas such as 1Malungeni where it is largely a rural community hampered by lack of water, electricity, internet, infrastructural constraints, lack of DSD subsidy and unemployment leading to challenges around access to food and quality of life. Through the sterling work of Dr Spiwo Xapile, infrastructure has been put in place, a feeding scheme, schools built and communities uplifted. With the development of the Malungeni communities, has come a need to
invest in the ECD sector providing quality foundational education. Of the 22 schools that were visited most were established in the 1990s with the most recent started in 2021.

We have more resources for you related to the Malungeni project. Please click on the various links below

Malungeni Baseline Report

Malungeni  News Letter

Malungeni October 2021 Report

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The “Theory of Loose Parts: An important principle for design methodology, 1972” was developed by an architect, Simon Nicholson in the 1970’s. He stated that children need loose, moveable parts to extend their imaginations and thinking: “In any environment, both the degree of inventiveness and creativity, and the possibility of discovery are directly proportional to number and kinds of variables in it.”  – A+ applies this approach as a key part of our teacher training.


A+ encourages teachers to actively engage children in learning through movement and play. Faith in Action Educare is playing a fun game that teaches the children about space and position, listening and following instructions, and co-operation.

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