KST is a collaboration between Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation and Kagiso Trust that leverages the best practices of each organisation’s Whole School Development programmes. KST implements the District Whole School Development Programme in partnership with the FirstRand Empowerment Foundation and the Free State Department of Education.
KST is also an implementation partner with Anglo-American South Africa and JET Education Services
to implement its model in 110 schools in Mpumalanga, Limpopo and the Northern Cape.
Free State primary school learners
can see clearly now
More than 400 learners from 12 primary schools in Villiers, Sasolburg, Vredefort, Tweeling and Steynsrus in the Fezile Dabi district in the Free State received spectacles through KST following the testing of their eyes. The project took place during Eye Care Awareness month from 21 September to 18 October 2019.
More than Bricks and Mortar
Infrastructure impact results in 2019/2020.
Thaba Nchu, Motheo District
Schools include: Ereskuld Primary, Kobue Primary, Moroka High, Tawana Primary, St Pauls Primary, Namanyane Primary, Gorohyane Secondary and Christian Liphoko Secondary.
Parys and Koppies, Fezile Dabi district
RENOVATION OF LIBRARIES, SCIENCE LABORATORIES AND COMPUTER LABORATORIES
Schools include: Rebatla Thuto, Kwakwatsi, Barnard Molokoane and Phehellang.
Free State reclaimed its position as the top performing province in the South African National Senior Certificate exams with an 88.4% pass rate.
Fezile Dabi obtained a 90.3% pass rate – one of the top five performing districts in the province.
2019 Matric Pass Rate Per District
Motheo’s matric pass rate increased by 2.7% with two schools obtaining
100% pass rates and seven schools achieving between 90% and 99%.
Anglo American School Advancement Programme
Schools that attended Empowerment
and Transformation Workshops
KST Project Evaluation
An external mid-term evaluation of the District Whole School Development Model was conducted by JET Education Services.
Successful partnerships at provincial, district and community levels.
District Whole School Development provides an effective blueprint for relevant development in South African schools.
Innovative and cost-effective building model that can be replicated.
Collaborative strategic planning and alignment to government interventions.
Empowerment and Transformation Workshops provide a successful space for change, specifically around relationships and conflict and developing a culture of collective accountability.
A deeper focus required on educator capacity building
vs focused individual support for learners.
A need for advocacy with teacher unions to enable a more collaborative approach.
An overarching ‘conceptual framework’ for curriculum
programmes must be developed to ensure consistency and quality.
For the detailed 2019/2020 annual report of KST