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The Minister of Education closed schools and daycares due to the coronavirus.
To stay within the requirements of social distancing and minimal travelling we have no other option but to suspend our operations at our offices and daycares until the situation returns to normal.
Our offices will be closed but we look forward to restarting in the foreseeable future after a successful defeat of the virus that has put our country in terrible turmoil and stress.
We had an exciting 2020 following our pilot project in 2019 and are supporting 700 daycares throughout Soweto, Alexandra and Olievenhoutbosch.
Click on the map below to view how many daycares have been impacted
Teachers of the 2-year-old classes have been trained at their daycares every two weeks and supplied with developmental material, including books to use in class.
BrainBoosters assistants revisit every two weeks to swap material and provide training for the following two weeks. The frightening high failure rate of SA Gr 1’s is proof of the national need for early cognitive development. Children who learn colour, shape and number concepts earlier, tend to do better at school and this is why we focus mainly on the 2-year-old age group. We also include themes such as big & small, position, my body and written words.
However, principals requested us to include all age groups when they saw the remarkable results of the 2-year-olds. At the beginning of this year we invited the principals to our offices and supplied them with free training and posters for all other age groups to help with their cognitive development.
Results and feedback were overwhelmingly positive with hundreds of daycares requesting to become part of the BrainBoosters Cluster Programme.
South Africa ranks 148/148 in the Global Competitive Index for Primary Education (2014), clearly illustrating the need for an innovative, cognitive intervention plan for early childhood development in order to change the future of our human potential.
We believe it is critical to rethink learning and teaching in Early Childhood Development and to train existing and new teachers in methods that can show remarkable results in a short period of time.
BrainBoosters has pinpointed a critical problem in the current South African education system.