Is ABE examinable? PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Yes.  Operation Upgrade sometimes uses the adult examinations set and marked by the Independent Examinations Board.  The Board offers exams for first language literacy (say in Zulu), English at 4 levels, and Numeracy at 4 levels.  A caution here – many adult learners are not learning because they want qualifications.  They are learning because they want a way to change their lives.  Formal examinations may drive them away from class.

The provincial Departments of Education (ABET Sections) also have adult examinations, which are free.  In most cases you would have to register your class with the Department of Education ABET Section.

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