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Education Sector

Combating gender-based violence at schools | UNICEF

This programme which was part of a “Safer South Africa” Programme, was aimed at improving school safety through GBV training for School Based Clubs in the Eastern Cape. The plan was to integrate a gender component into the already existing Protecting/Bright Futures Programme and Give Yourself a Job Programme which would be rolled out in 50 schools focusing on 100 girl learners at each school. The learners were taught about puberty, menstruation, GBV, SRH, prevention of teenage pregnancy and HIV/AIDS.

Always keeping girls in school

The Bright Futures methodology forms an integral part of the work we do. Over the years we have rolled it out to an increasing number of schools across South Africa and have extended it further afield. We have also refined, added to, and improved this methodology in order to achieve our vision of empowering youth and especially girls to complete school and have the skills to find or create their own jobs and develop bright futures for themselves, their families and communities. 

Education Sector
Education Sector

Kistefos Educational Fund

A quality education for South African children

Our initial aim was to benefit 600 children and educate 12 Early Childhood Practitioners at four crèches to a National Qualification Framework level 4. We have exceeded our expectations, with 25 ECD teachers in training, supporting 1 213 learners in 24 Educare centres. This is significant progress, and it is just the beginning.

One to One Bright Futures

Educating young adults about their human rights

We talk to young adults in grades 7 to 9 about their human rights, gender-based violence and issues that affect them. Our focus includes training teachers, facilitators and parents so that they are aware of their child’s rights. GEMBEM Clubs are established in every school, and focus on issues related to social support, skills development, academic and environmental care. They are a vital platform for learners to interact with one another and have open, frank discussions. Over 1 000 children have benefited.

Education Sector
Education Sector

Sanitary Dignity Campaign Programme

Keeping girls in school. Period.

Many young women miss school when they are menstruating. Reasons include lack of access to sexual and reproductive health education, sanitary pads and clean toilets at schools. This campaign restores dignity to school-going women and ensures that they attend school when they have their periods.


  • Bumb’ingomso and World Menstruation Day-SPF

    Bumb’ingomso and World Menstruation Day

    Let’s talk Menstruation! Menstrual Hygiene Day raises awareness of the challenges women and girls worldwide face due to their menstruation and highlights solutions that address these challenges, including through media work. Menstrual Hygiene Day (MH Day) is a global platform that brings together non-profits, government agencies, the private sector, the media and individuals to promote […]

  • Sneaky screenshots from the producers of our favourite youth mag! - SPF

    Highlights from YAKHA

    Sneaky screenshots from the producers of our favourite youth mag!   Yakha is free and available at all local Buffalo City Municipality libraries            

  • Bumb’ingomso FLASH Mob

    The Final Product The final product…The BI Flash mob!Yaas! Posted by Bumb'ingomso on Monday, May 7, 2018  

  • The Premier, MECs and Deputy Minister of DTPs handed out the sanitary towels - SPF

    SPF Donates Sanitary Pads

    Together with Johnson & Johnson, we were able to donate sanitary towels to learners who attend local primary school   The Premier, MECs and Deputy Minister of DTPs handed out the sanitary towels On the 11th of May, in Quthubeni Village, SPF were able to donate 1 000 packets of sanitary pads for young girls […]

  • Bumb’ingomso mentor brings the Harambee Opportunity Hub to Scenery Park - SPF

    Bumb’ingomso mentor brings the Harambee Opportunity Hub to Scenery Park

    Sisipho Nongqayi creates opportunities for the people of Scenery Park.    Scenery Park youth take full advantage of the Opportunity Hub; BI mentor, Sisipho Nongqayi.   Sisipho Nongqayi, a Bumb’ingomso mentor, pioneered an initiative to help the unemployed youth of her community, by bringing the Opportunity Hub to her peers. 43 work-seekers from Scenery Park […]

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