Zoe is currently residing in Cape Town. After graduating in June 2009 with a BA in International Development and Politics from the University of Leeds (UK), she took on various voluntary positions with NGOs. She spent 3 months in France working on organic farms and for sustainable development organisations and then worked for an NGO in Ghana from January 2010 to June 2010, specialising in women empowerment through microfinance. These were great experiences, but her passion lies in the education of youth and she hopes to pursue further studying in the field of education, youth and development.
COMMUNITY COLLABORATION PROGRAMME
Do you have an after-school education programme running in Gauteng?
Do you want to join a community of organisations working together to deliver collective impact: improved academic achievement, excellent matric results and access to post-school opportunities, for learners in township areas?
Would you like to receive training, support and funding to achieve more impact?
The Learning Trust (TLT) and IkamvaYouth have partnered to develop and expand the Collaborative Community Programme (CCP). The CCP is a growing network of after-school programmes in Western Cape and Gauteng, where members are provided with knowledge, skills and resource-sharing opportunities. CCP aims to increase the number of high impact, sustainable tutoring programmes in South Africa.
You can get involved in various ways:
- Become a member of the wider collaborative community, where you will be invited to take part in networking, skill sharing and targeted training sessions for coordinators and tutors.
- Be selected to attend a three day Programme Coordinator Training 4-6th April 2017, this will provide know-how and tools on implementing the model and achieving results.
- Following a 3-6 month probation period, could become a grantee of The Learning Trust and an IkamvaYouth Implementing Partner, and receive bespoke capacity support in all areas of organisational development, such as the areas of strategy and M&E, fundraising and governance, and financial controls.
- Join the movement to track and monitor collective impact: use the customised data capturing tool for monitoring and tracking, and become part of a community delivering collective impact and working together to build an effective sector of after-school programmes working in an increasingly aligned and collaborative way with Government.
Criteria and Eligibility to become an Implementing Partner
*The following criteria need to be met by any organisation wanting to receive intensive training, support and programme funding:
- Be a registered NGO/non-profit
- Have been working with a consistent group of 20+ high school learners (for more than 1 year)
- Have a track-record of some consistent quality service/programme provided for at least one year
- Be located close to the urban centres of Johannesburg or Pretoria
- Have access to a pool of volunteer tutors i.e. proximity to an university
- Have a Board established, be holding regular Board meetings, and have active board members who can avail themselves for interviews
- Have a secured venue for your tutoring programme to adequately support the number of learners you have registered
- Have at least 1 full-time or a committed founder/co-founder who has been involved in the programme for at least one year and is committed to making the programme work
- Have an assistant (can be a volunteer) and a committed team of volunteer tutors
- Have a collaborative mind-set and dedication to learning, capacity building and team and wider community development
- Align closely with the 5 core values of IkamvaYouth and The Learning Trust's values of humility, diversity, honesty and a commitment to learning.
- Be an emerging community based organisation or a more established organisation looking to improve, grow, or change its tutoring model.
In order to receive this support, organisations will also be expected to work towards compliance with IkamvaYouth’s minimum standards of quality implementation:
- Commitment: Learners need to meet a minimum 75% attendance requirement to keep their place in the programme
- Individual attention: Learners engage in small group peer-to-peer learning, striving towards a 1:5 tutor: learner ratio
- Consistency: 3 tutoring/homework sessions held per week or equivalent to 6 hours
- Sustained support: Working with learners in grades 8-12; but not enrolling new grade 12s (ensuring 2 - 5 years’ involvement for each learner)
- Impact: Willingness and ability to recruit a cohort of at least 30 grade 10s and 20 grade 11s in 2017 and be willing to use the recommended data tool for standardised attendance and outcome tracking and submission of quarterly reports
- Learning how to Learn: Applying small group tutoring methodology and peer learning rather than traditional teaching methods (training will be provided)
- Enabling access to post-school opportunities: Each grade 12 learner is paired with a mentor who helps them to apply for tertiary education, learnerships or jobs and ensures that they enrol in a post-school opportunity after matriculating
- Democratic decision making: through inclusive forums and tutor meetings constructive feedback is received from beneficiaries and volunteers
- Parental involvement: A minimum of 3 parents’ meetings held per year
THE APPLICATION PROCESS
Complete application form online and submit a motivation letter by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline of Thursday 23rd March 2017. If you have any questions please contact Zoe Mann on 0744767965.
Please note that before you start your online application you should have as many of the following documents available as possible:
Latest Annual Report
Most recent and current financial year’s operating budget (secured funds)
Latest Audited Financial Statements
NPO registration certificate
Successful applicants will be informed of next steps by end of day on Friday 24th March 2017.
Please ensure that at least one member of staff is available for a telephone/Skype call on Monday 27th March 2017. We will notify you of a time should your application be successful.
Please also ensure that at least two members of staff from your organisation are available for the full three day training 4th – 6th April 2017; this must include one Director/senior management and one Coordinator/Programme staff.