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The Extended Community Engagement (ECE) programmes are designed to allow for a deepened engagement with the communities in Stellenbosch without being academic credit bearing. Site placements are typically in small groups, twice a week.
Each small group works together to design and implement a basic community engagement program in collaboration with their site partners. The practical program is augmented by weekly individual reflective writing and group meetings with the programme coordinator.
Boschendal ECD – a programme at a small local crèche that focuses on teacher assistance in Early Childhood Development. Focuses on the development of gross and fine motor skills, English language learning, and play based learning. Hosted by Boschendal Wine Estate.
Mngani – an educational pen-pal project that aims to connect children from different parts of the world so that they may develop global thinking through an emotional connection with the English language. Led in conjunction with a various schools.
Science, Maths and Economics – a programme that aims to connect students who study science, maths, and economics with 7th Grade and high school learners who need support in these areas. Offered in conjunction with iKaya Primary School, the Sustainability Institute, and Vision K.
Times: ECE: Boschendal (Tuesdays and Thursdays 10-12pm), SME and Mngani (Various)