Perfectionism can be self-destructive

Mfundo (not his real name), a grade 1 learner, was struggling at school. His distraught parents explained that he was acting out in class and fighting with his classmates. His teacher did not know how to handle his angry tantrums and aggressive behaviours. His parents admitted that they were experiencing similar behaviours at home and […]

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Schools around the world teach entrepreneurship – here’s how to do the same

Teaching entrepreneurship in schools usually extends to bake sales and market days. While these are great ways to teach children about product development, budgeting, finance, and profit and loss, they don’t encourage true entrepreneurial thinking. We need to focus on developing skills that will help learners solve real-world problems and prepare them for the future […]

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Mindfulness in schools make for happier confident children Children who are stressed can’t learn well

Many children in South Africa are born into harsh conditions such as poverty, domestic violence and poor-quality schooling, leaving them with a difficult start in life. With over 2 million orphaned and vulnerable (OVC) children in South Africa, immediate intervention and action is needed to provide children with healthy coping mechanisms and tools to empower […]

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