Enrichment Education

Looking at the statistics available in South Africa, we need to greatly improve the level of cognitive development of our children and educators to be able to reach our goal of providing quality education. As our holistic approach is aimed at covering all aspects of child development, we designed our intervention to assist in the implementation of learning principles while using any given material or current curriculum.

Some important facts impacting child development in South Africa:

There are 6.5 million children between
the ages of zero and six years

84% of these children have no access
to any form of ECD

40% of children never obtain even the
most basic literary and numeracy skills

The holistic approach for early child development forms the backbone of all our programmes. Looking at the debilitating environments in which our children grow up, it can be reasoned that we will never be able to erase the educational deficit existing in our educational landscape. Support in all areas is fragmented and therefore the results don’t impact as they should”. Just looking at the Grade 12 results for the past 20 years makes it obvious that the gap to a prosperous economy is getting bigger all the time.

The solution is therefore to approach the problem right at the root where the results can be measured and used to improve overall school performance effectively. More than 70% of a child’s brain capacity is developed in their first five years of childhood. More than a third of all children are not developing to their full potential, compromising their readiness for school and their future as productive members of society.

Eduquest is a completely integrated learning environment designed specifically for today’s early childhood classroom. The multimedia courseware and dual control interactive keyboard together with hands-on didactic materials and complete lesson plans create a total learning package and experience which places the child at the centre of the complete learning experience. Teachers need support to enable them to pull out relevant tasks from the Eduquest programme to integrate into their daily CAPS planning. In this way, curricular work can be supported and strengthened by the Eduquest materials as opposed to it being an add-on to the day.