Our commitment to providing support to remote rural schools is evidenced by some of our success in the past years.
The iKDT support programme on Early Childhood Development (ECD) and Foundation Phase is focused on supporting
children in Grade RR (4 years old) to those in Grade 3 (9 years old). The priority of this programme is to strengthen
the basic literacy and numeracy competencies of learners from an early age and ensure a better quality progression to the next educational phases.
iKDT coordinates these workshops to empower Grade 12 learners and teachers with study skills that enable exam success. The workshops also assist learners identify and know their learning styles.
It introduces learners to life-long learning skills that can be used beyond the school environment. The beneficiaries include 412 Grade 12 learners and 36 teachers.
We facilitate these workshops with Nelson Mandela University, the workshops aim to expose the learners to Science, Technology and Innovation.
iKDT and NMU facilitate these leadership and governance workshops to firstly train the Representative Council of Learners (RCL) on how to lead their fellow
learners efficiently and represent them well. We also host these workshops to train and educate School Governing Bodies (SGBs) and Principals on how to
efficiently govern the schools. The Nelson Mandela University is represented by Dr Bruce Damons, Mr Jabu Bam and Mr Nkosinathi Mzuzu.
iKDT established the achievement awards to motivate learners, teachers, parents and institutions to achieve higher educational outcomes and excellence.
The awards are held to benefit learners in high schools. The awards have been held every year in January and October since 2015.
iKDT established the Interactive Cala Career Expo to expose learners, parents and teachers to careers and scarce skills requirements for the job market and entrepreneurship.
The Expo also aims to nurture youth capabilities and help them to make informed subject choices. The Career Expo has a total of 3760 beneficiaries per annum.
The iKDT also supports the Khanyisa Special School which caters for learners living with disabilities between the ages of 7 and 21.
In 2019, through support from iKDT, the school was able to procure equipment that can equip learners with skills that are required in the job market and/or participate in entrepreneurship development programmes.
iKDT formed a partnership with Batandwa Ndondo SSS in 2015 and the matric results have improve exponentially, since then:
This progress in 2019 was momentous considering the base of 33% in 2015. Batandwa Ndondo’s results of 81.5% pass rate were significantly higher than the provincial average of the Eastern Cape of 76.5% in 2019.