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Community News

In South Africa about 30% of 3–5-year-olds do not attend early learning programmes, and for those that do, the quality of these programmes is often poor  This means close to a million 3-5 years olds in South Africa are missing out on developing strong foundations for future learning every year. In the greater Knysna area...

Knysna Education Trust (KET), a Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) located in the Garden Route town of Knysna has been providing essential support services to the Early Childhood Development (ECD) sector since 1993. Our comprehensive support model addresses ECD sector challenges, ensuring that preschool children reach age appropriate developmental milestones in key areas namely, cognitive, emotional and...

KET contemplated that the Covid lockdown would extend beyond the predicted initial 8 weeks. The impact on our local affiliated unfunded Early Childhood Development facilities would be catastrophic for principals, teachers and the young children. KET sought to continue providing food security assistance to these preschools (and education packs), following the generous support provided in...

“Schools may be closed, but we need to continue to support principals and teachers. And we need to try to get learning packs out to the children from affiliated schools throughout the Greater Knysna Area”. That was the message to Knysna Education Trust’s (KET) staff. Monthly reports continued, but instead of comments about literacy and...

We are proud to once again host the Dare 2 Dash Obstacle Challenge at this years Pick 'n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival! This will also be a qualifying event for the 2017 Junior BIG 5 Challenge.If you're going to be in town for the 2017 Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival, join us for some...

By: Angelina SmithOne of the highlights for me this month/s is putting in the final touches to the training room. The vision I had of a neat, spacious and organised area is complete. In addition, by creating an area for the students to grab a cup of tea/coffee and recoup during lecture breaks has added...

Collette Vacations and Collette Cares foundation have played a significant role supporting the young children of Knysna since 2013.To date Collette assisted with the rebuilding the Happy Faces preschool, sponsored 50 children on the Adopt a Child’s Education (ACE) programme for a year. In 2016 this relationship has further grown and has enabled KET to upgrade the...

The Trust is extremely proud to announce our partnership with the Oppenheimer Memorial Trust.The grant funding obtained from the OMT will allow KET to continue to provide the quality ECD services which have become our trademark in the ECD arena in the Greater Knysna Community.In the last 2 years the number of preschools affiliated to...

As part of their Global Week of Service (19-25 October), Conrad Pezula 'adopted' Sophokama Playschool and installed a flushable toilet, an awning and outdoor playground equipment. This amazing team also arranged a food drive and they all got stuck in to help dig holes, paint and decorate walls. Principal Eunice Geelbooi is absolutely ecstatic about...