accelerating access to quality education
South Africa's education crisis
Piloting the resource in a school setting
We conducted a feasibility study in several schools in the Western Cape with the support of the Western Cape Education Department. This study looked at the extent to which learners in no-fee schools have mobile and internet access (716 learners were tested across 10 schools). It also sought to test the impact that our video-lessons have on learner engagement and learning outcomes by doing a small randomised control trial. The report will be released shortly.
Our next pilot will be taking place in January - March 2022 in which we will be testing our EMS lessons in schools in Grades 8 and 9.
Our first pilot of the Thuma Mina Teaching video-lesson series commenced at the Andrew Murray Children's Home in Wellington. The video-lessons were well received by the learners both in terms of learner engagement and content comprehension.