Giving hope to young learners in Atlantis

Swartland is committed to uplifting the communities in which we operate.

The Hope@Atlantis and Hope@Swartland maths and science programmes are supported by donations by Swartland and selected partners.

As a result of the lockdowns in 2020, both programmes had to be remodelled to suit the novel learning environment, and to ensure that Grade 12 learners got the maximum benefits in an already disrupted and difficult school year,

Since Covid-19 rules and protocols made face-to-face classes impossible, the programmes were run through an online Virtual Learner Management System managed by the University of Stellenbosch.

The new format enabled Grade 12 learners who were part of the programme to take part in additional maths and science tutoring sessions to assist them with their curriculum.

As part of its management role, SUNCEP – the Stellenbosch University Centre for Pedagogy – smoothly eased learners into the new format, preparing them for the 2020 final exams.

Each learner received a tablet as well as 10GB of data per month. Continual assessment and tutorial sessions took place for the duration of the programme, and the learners’ activity was monitored via a Learner Management System