Fuel 1.2

Written by Louisa Crafford on . Posted in Tieners

FUEL 1.2 vrygestel – Oplossing vir Tiener Byeenkomste!

Produk van Lifeway. Volg op Fuel 1.1. Pakket bestaan uit 3 CD’s en 2 DVD’s.

Dit kan vir 12 sessies gebruik word. Samestelling is so dat dit aangepas kan word vir verskillende behoeftes. Kan ook gebruik word vir selgroepe of tuis-Bybelstudie groepe.

Koste: R300 (posgeld uitgesluit). Bestel by: Jeugkantoor (Louisa) 021/9577199 of jeug@kaapkerk.co.za

Bou van ‘n familiale kultuur in gemeente

Written by Frederick on . Posted in Familie-eredienste

Verantwoordelike Vernuwing

Stellenberg

2004

Families is dikwels afgeskeep in gemeentes. In hierdie voorlegging word die basiese boustene van die ontwikkeling van ‘n familiale kultuur in gemeentes bespreek.  Dit is ‘n voorlegging van in 2004 by Verantwoordelike Vernuwing gemaak is. Gemeentes wat belangstel in meer inligting oor die proses en die resultate van die proses in gemeentes kan gerus vir Gielie Loubser kontak by gielie@sun.ac.za

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Jeug FUEL

Written by Louisa Crafford on . Posted in Tieners

’n Oplossing vir Tiener byeenkomste : Fuel 1.1

Vir jare weet ons Tieners bly die moeilikste mark om materiaal voor te skep. Die Jeugkantoor het een produk wat kan help. Lifeway, ’n wonderlike reeks wat in SA kan werk.
“FUEL” ’n pakket met 3 CD’s en 2 DVD’s verskaf 12 byeenkomste elk met 3 verskillende produkte: 1.“The spark”, professionele video snit as inleiding. 2.“Fanning the Flame” ‘n sessie wat tieners self aanbied. 3. “Combustion” – die Bybel storie deur ’n teoloog aangebied. ’n Stel bestaan uit 3 CD’s en 2 DVD’s. Aankoop prys $149.95, maar ons het die regte bekom om dit vir R300 (posgeld uitgesluit) te verkoop in Suid-Afrika.Reaksie: “Fuel = ‘n uitstekende produk! Is daar ‘n vooruitsig dat die res van die Fuel-reeks bekom kan word?” Kontak Jeugkantoor 021/957 7199 of jeug@kaapkerk.co.za

Is skole deel van gemeentes se roeping?

Written by Frederick on . Posted in Kinderbediening

Die skole in die kusprovinsies begin more nadat die binnelandse provinsies reeds verlede week begin het. Duisende eerstejaars het ook hierdie week by universiteite aangemeld.


Opvoeding was histories ‘n belangrike deel van gemeentes se roeping – die vraag is of gemeentes vandag ook verstaan of hulle ‘n roeping het tov die opvoeding van ons kinders en jeug!


Ons almal is bewus van die uitdagings van onderwys in Suid-Afrika. In ‘n belangrike verklaring oor die uitdagings van onderwys in Suid-Africa het ‘n groep bekommerde onderwys kundiges  op 5 Desember 2008 die volgende gelys as die belangrikste uitdagings


Educational crises call in the people 


Highlighting the persistent divisions in educational opportunity at the heart of the South African schooling system, Neville Alexander outlines a new direction based on the equitable distribution of opportunities for children, a more widespread culture of learning, and adequate institutional support for teaching staff.
As usual at this time of the year, there has been a sudden spurt of analyses, discussions, and scenarios about our education system. Some of these are symptomatic of the annual matriculation exams-related national itch. This year, some of them are undoubtedly related to contests between political parties positioning themselves for next year’s general election. And yet we believe that something even more important is taking place – as South Africans we are sensing more clearly the depth of our crisis in education. And we are realising that education should be placed on the national agenda as a priority item.


A BLEAK FUTURE?


Every South African citizen who knows that the future of this country ultimately depends on the health of the education system has come to realise that at this moment we have no future. This is so because of the fact that the system continues to stagnate and even to regress in crisis mode, in spite of all well-intentioned interventions by the government and other interested parties.


By way of reminding ourselves of the depth and the extent of the dysfunctionality of the system, a few examples must suffice. Behind these, there is a veritable archive of statistics and other data that demonstrate in brutal detail just how bad the situation is:


• Very many of our children – especially in the impoverished rural areas and townships – go to school hungry. They are by definition unable to learn effectively.


• The majority of our children are not learning to read and write confidently in any language. The culture of reading, which is the foundation of any modern nation, is confined to a thin layer of privileged people.


• Too many schools are unsafe, bleak, uninspiring places where violence and abuse are rife. Teachers and their students are too often traumatised, demotivated, and merely going through the motions. Schools as learning spaces, where opportunities exist for experiencing the joy of learning, exploring, experimenting and achieving, are few and far between. Where they do exist, they are to be found mainly in established suburban, former white areas.


• In most other cases, schools are no more than dumping grounds where parents hope the teachers will cope with their offspring as best they can. And, indeed, given class sizes and other anti-educational factors, many teachers are no less than miracle workers!


• 79% of our schools do not have libraries and 60% do not have laboratories.


• 60% of children are pushed out of the schooling system before they reach Grade 12.


• If you dropped out before completing Grade 12, your chances of employment are not significantly higher than someone without any schooling.


• Teachers are the most important group of professionals in any society since everything depends on their dedication and effectiveness. Yet the quality of teacher education and professional development, as well as the levels of support for most teachers, are grossly inadequate. So much so, indeed, that 55% of those in the profession would leave it if they could.


30,000 teachers in fact do leave the profession annually, while only 7,000 enter it.


CRUX OF THE PROBLEM


The long and the short of the crisis is that we have a two-tier educational system in South Africa, one for the children of the rich and another for the urban and the rural poor. Schooling is based on middle class norms – such as literate parents, homes with some books and newspapers, daily access to English, and homes with longstanding confidence in discussing schoolwork with children. The majority of our children who come from other kinds of families and homes are doomed to fail and to be frustrated.


The consequences can be seen everywhere in our streets and in our prisons. We need to address the social inequality which is at the root of this phenomenon, inter alia by creating a supportive environment and providing the inspiration, the leadership and the resources that all children need to benefit from their schooling.


WHAT CAN WE DO?


We have to call in the people and do again – and even better – what we did under apartheid. We have to make education into a people’s affair. Communities, especially working-class and other poor communities, have to become directly involved in looking for immediate ways out of the crisis. Government and educationists have to engage the people in open, public, and transparent processes where the issues are canvassed in detail and social contracts between relevant arms of government, educational institutions, and the relevant communities are entered into. Schools of education at universities should place the engagement with poor communities at the top of their list of research and development priorities, and government as well as other organisations with resources should see this as worthy of public investment.


The Department of Education should institute a national commission on restoring quality education immediately after the 2009 elections. Such a commission should not consist merely of ‘experts’ and an army of consultants. It should, like the poverty hearings, involve all communities over a period of at least eighteen months and issue interim reports and recommendations until it can produce a final report on a well-considered and realistic programme for the radical transformation of the system as a whole.


IMMEDIATE ACTIONS


Three issues should receive immediate attention: improving the quantity and quality of teachers in the system, especially in the primary school; improving the availability of quality learning and teaching resources for all learners and educators; and, above all, instituting a corruption-free compulsory nutritional scheme co-delivered with, and accountable to, communities so that even the poorest child is given at the very least the chance to attend school on a full stomach.


We are engaged in weaving together a network of educators and other interested people to launch an initiative to come together, across differences, to mobilise for education – sensing that our future depends on urgent and wide public participation in education. We believe that all those who are serious about salvaging our proud educational heritage and building on it for the liberating future we held up to our youth and our people in 1994 will want to be part of this non-party political network and educational movement.


We stand at the proverbial crossroads. We either take the road that goes around in a long detour only to come back to where we are now – in crisis – or we take the direct, if difficult, road to the kind of education we want for our children and other members of our society equally in need of educational development. It is only if we have the courage to do this that we can build the kind of South Africa for which we have fought so long, and for which we continue to struggle.


We believe that the choice is crystal clear.


Statement signed by: Neville Alexander, Ivor Baatjes, Nhlanganiso Dladla, Andre Keet, Nobuntu Mazeka, Nomsa Mazwai, Enver Motala, Kim Porteus, Brian Ramadiro, John Samuel, and Salim Vally.


Lees meer hieroor by www.allafrica.com


 

Positiewe Ouerskap (POSPAR)

Written by Frederick on . Posted in Jeug en familie

Positiewe Ouerskap is ‘n ouerleidingsprogram vir ouers in gemeentes.Die kursus fokus doelbewus op die vestiging van ‘n deelnemende (in plaas van ‘n outokratiese of permissiewe) ouerskapstyl. Kommunikasievaardighede en dissipline word ook behandel. Besoek ook ons Blog oor Ouerskap om meer inligting oor die kursus te verkry.
Kontak Gielie Loubser by gielie@kaapkerk.co.za of Alta Marais om uit te vind wie in jou streek dit in julle gemeente kan kom aanbied by 021-882 9956 of 082 923 9010

Familiegewoontes

Written by Frederick on . Posted in Jeug en familie

Agt familiegewoontes wat geloof laat groei
Hierdie is ‘n interaktiewe kursus vir die hele familie met kinders ouer as 3 jaar. Die kursus is ontwerp om families te help om saam in hulle geloof te groei deur gewoontes in te oefen en aan te leer. Gemeenteleiers wat die kursus deurloop het kan dit met behulp van die handleidings vir families in hulle gemeente aanbeid.

Families wat hierdie kursus deurloop het getuig jare daarna nog hoe dit hulle geloofslewe verryk het.

Kontak Joanie Batt by 021-8083381 of jcab@sun.ac.za vir meer inligting