Learner support Update Quarter 2 2020

The Maths and Science community of practice convened on 18 June 2020.  This stimulating virtual session saw the CoP members engaging with two presenters who are working with learners to promote online education.

Nonhlanhla Masina of the African School for Excellence shared lessons learnt while implementing remote teaching and learning of maths and science, including using the home as a learning environment. Ilyaas Amien of Tutonic, an online maths tuition and support service developed by university students, described their journey towards providing effective concept-based maths support to high school learners.

Post-school access

Covid-19 is not only posing risks and challenges to entrepreneurs and businesses but is creating opportunities as well. A key development has been the move towards greater digitization, even in non-technological contexts such as food, and amongst organizations and individuals who previously resisted it.

On 19 May 2020, BRIDGE hosted a discussion on the effects of Covid-19 by a group of young entrepreneurs and NPOs involved in youth entrepreneurial development.   The conversation explored some of the risks and challenges, as well as opportunities arising during this time. The convening stemmed from the series of community of practice meetings held during 2019 by BRIDGE’s Post-School Access community of practice, focusing on what young entrepreneurs need to know and have, if they are to create and run sustainable businesses.