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Operation Upgrade can sometimes supply trained educators.  However a literacy programme is often more successful if someone from the community – or the company -  is trained as an educator. 

Operation Upgrade trains educators in the following learning areas:

  • First language literacy (“mother-tongue”)     20 days – 10 days at a time, with a month in between   
  • Matric, able to handle English, Zulu-speaking, familiar with learner culture, a history of service in the community
  • English     10 days    
  • Zulu- speaking, must also pass English test, a history of service in the community
  • Numeracy –     10 days     Zulu speaking, Matric maths.
  • Must pass maths test before the course.



HIV and AIDS and literacy learning

The educators in training on the HIV and AIDS course make a list of the AIDS topics they want to cover in literacy lessons.  Then in groups they plan lessons on the basis outlined above.  After the course they make their own lesson plans that incorporate some of the HIV/AIDS topics.

EMSENI Community Centre

We have set up a community centre in KwaNibela, called Emseni Community Centre. (“Emseni” means Place of Kindness.) We have built two large rondavels there, one to accommodate our staff and visitors, and one for storage.

The UNESCO Confucius Prize

“The UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy was awarded to Operation Upgrade of South Africa, for the “KwaNibela Project”, and continues the Organisation’s 40-year history of commitment and change.  Website Hosted by Pro Hosting Internet Services