Enlighten Education Trust strives to improve the quality of education and life in the communities of the Overstrand. Enlighten Education Trust is unique in that we believe that the quality of education in general will not improve unless the problems in education are tackled from a variety of angles. For this reason Enlighten Education Trust intervenes in schools from management, curriculum, youth and social perspectives. Various projects are in place to support these initiatives. In addition to the various projects on the go, the Trust is involved in numerous activities that support their initiatives. NPO Number: 038 928 NPO PBO No 930003997 (REG IT 2621/ 2002)
April / May 2013
The “High 5” fundraising initiative aims to raise the profile of the five participating NGO’s by:
- informing the community of the respective NGO’s vision and mission
- utilising the media to create empathetic connections between the NGO’s, and the local community
- providing an opportunity for businesses to support NGO’s whilst simultaneously enjoying publicity for themselves
- providing a platform for them to raise funds.
The fundraising event will be week-long from 6th – 9th May, driven by Whale Coat FM. Each NGO will have one day of the week to partner on-air with Whale Coast Fm. A satellite studio will be set up at Gateway Centre in Hermanus for the day and the public are invited to join in by visiting the studio or participating in the on-air activities.
Enlighten Education Trust will be the focus of the fundraiser on Thursday 9th May 2013
Join us on-air or at the pop-up studio at Gateway Centre.
Guests, trustees, staff and friends gathered on 28th September to celebrate the Enlighten EducationTrust’s 10th Anniversary.
Part of the celebration was the opening of the new Alex Bury Library.
Admiring the new Alex Bury Library which was opened at the Enlighten Education Trust’s 10th anniversary function on 28th September, are (from left) acting mayor Alderman Pieter Scholtz, Lois Kleyn, Ghani Kuiper, Colin Hall, Elvia Bury, Malcolm Bury, Callinah Mpemba, Adrian Kuiper, Henri Kuiper, Jan Kuiper and Councillor Mzameni Mshenxiswa.
Magriet Peter the Trust Manager (middle) with Loel and Nico Ferreira
who were instrumental in building what Enlighten is today.
Siyakha Pre-school learners entertained with singing and dancing.
Tribute was given to Henri Kuiper, the founder and life president of the Enlighten Education Trust. Kuiper said he was horrified when he saw how dire the education problems were in schools in the Overstrand. He related how he saw one pencil being cut into three pieces so that three small children could each have something to write with.
Kuiper set about transforming education and life in the schools and communities of the Overstrand. He accomplished this with the help of his board of trustees, generous donors, and committed staff members.
Kuiper said his dream of making a difference has been sustained by remarkable people. “Of everything I have done, nothing has given me as much pleasure, joy and happiness as Enlighten has,” said Kuiper.
Guests of honour also included Lois Kleyn, trust manager of Enlighten from 2003 to 2010,
Graeme Bloch, visiting adjunct professor at Wits Public and Development Management School, education policy analyst and author of The Toxic Mix, and Brian Schreuder, deputy head of curriculum management in the Western Cape Department of Education.
Bloch said: “Well done Enlighten; share the model and keep going.”
Schreuder acknowledged the significant contribution made by Enlighten. He said by focusing on literacy and numeracy as well as enrichment programmes such as music and art, Enlighten was “educating the whole person”.
Schreuder said: “I would like to take Enlighten’s spirit, drive and passion and replicate it in every school in this country.”
The deputy mayor, Alderman Pieter Scholtz then officially opened the new Alex Bury Library situated in a brand-new building at the Enlighten Education Centre.
Nonopha Gama enjoying the after party. Nonopha was top Matric learner at Qhayiyha Secondary School in 2011.
Thanks to Hermanus Times for some of the photos and text from their article.
Qhayiya Secondary School learners who are part of the Enlighten Extra Mural Caft class, created a mosaic of ther school badge and mounted it at the entrance.
A change was made to the motto – WE ARE RISING is the new one – replacing WE SHALL RISE.
Craft facilitators Alex Forsyth and Raphael Malinga with a few of the craft learners involved.