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Numeracy and Literacy Programme
A solid foundation for a better future.
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Numeracy on iPad
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Numeracy and Literacy Programme
A solid foundation for a better future.
Child on iPad
Numeracy on iPad
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GIVING OUR YOUTH A FOUNDATION FOR SUCCESS

iSchoolAfrica addresses the crisis facing education by ensuring learners succeed at grasping the foundation of Numeracy and Literacy – setting them up for success ( and ensuring they are digitallly literate at the same time). iSchoolAfrica is the exclusive South African partner of the Unlocking Talent Through Technology Initiative – bringing the onebillion numeracy programme to our primary schools. 

THE PROGRAMME:

  • Teaches core Numeracy and Literacy concepts.
  • Supports CAPS curriculum.
  • Ensures global standards within the local context.
  • Personalises learning.
  • Offers independent, evidence-based research

EACH NUMERACY AND LITERACY PROGRAMME CONSISTS OF :

Mobile iPad lab – for accessibility and security

Award winning Numeracy onebillion software – curriculum aligned content

Inclusion for all – programme for learners with all disabilities

Monitoring and evaluation – for impact

Teacher training and mentoring for sustainability

CHANGING THE NARRATIVE OF EDUCATION IN SOUTH AFRICA WITH iSCHOOLAFRICA NUMERACY AND LITERACY PROGRAMME

  • South Africa has had a decline in the number of learners writing and passing Grade 12 Maths. The problem starts with the delivery of Numeracy in Grades R – 3. Learners need to understand and apply basic Numeracy concepts – this is not happening.
  • 81% of Grade 4 learners in South Africa cannot read for basic meaning in any national language. This means that 8 out of every 10 nine-year olds in South Africa are currently functionally illiterate. iSchoolAfrica is committed to advancing the literacy agenda towards a more literate and sustainable society.

Literacy is a matter of dignity and human rights. The literacy crisis threatens to drastically impact this generation of children and their future. iSchoolAfrica addresses the ongoing literacy crisis facing South African schools today through a combination of iPad technology, award winning interactive apps, and teacher training. Learners are motivated and engaged.

Impact since 2011

AVERAGE INCREASE of 15 % in NUMERACY RESULTS ACROSS iSCHOOLAFRICA SCHOOLS

Numeracy
115
Primary schools impacted by the Numeracy programme
3
1035
Teachers have been trained and coached
1
28750
Learners have access to iPads with software that is aligned to the curriculum
The children have had a huge dose of self-esteem, self- confidence, self-worth administered to them. The iSchoolAfrica programme has changed them from the inside out.

Pat Flynn, teacher - Foundation phase, KZN

The Numeracy crisis facing SA schools today

iSchoolAfrica Numeracy Programme addresses the ongoing numeracy crisis facing SA schools today through a combination of iPad technology, award winning software and teacher training.

South Africa has had a decline in the number of learners writing and passing Grade 12 Maths. The problem starts with the delivery of Numeracy in Grades R – 3. Learners need to understand and apply basic Numeracy concepts – this is not happening

Problem starts early

The problem doesn’t start in Grade 12, it starts with the delivery of Numeracy in Grades R – 3. Learners need to understand and apply basic Numeracy concepts in order to build on, but that isn’t happening.

Maths as a Gateway subject

Mathematics is seen as a ‘gateway’ subject which are considered critical for the country’s economic growth and development. South Africa has had a decline in the number of learners writing their Grade 12 Maths exams as well as a decline in the number of learners who pass Grade 12 Maths. 

Unable to get jobs

“Good numeracy is the best protection against unemployment, low wages and poor health” Andreas Schleicher, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

65% of Grade 5s lack basic understanding

The problem doesn’t start in Grade 12, it starts with the delivery of Numeracy in Grades R – 3. Learners need to understand and apply basic Numeracy concepts in order to build on, but that isn’t happening.