- 3 R's Programme - what's it all about?
- 3 R's + 1: Riding
- Areas of Operation - where do we work?
- School Scholarship Programme
- Training and Upliftment of Farm Staff
- Monthly Fun Runs
The “3 R’s: Reading, Running and Right-ing” programme is implemented on farms and in rural communities after school hours. It is based on a philosophy of holistic development and a belief in ‘Healthy Body, Healthy Mind’.
READING: An hour of the programme focuses on literacy and numeracy development. Our 3 R’s Curriculum is aimed at children from Grade R to 12 and is in alignment with the South African Department of Education’s National Curriculum. We integrate our own life themes with each literacy activity to ensure children receive lifelong learning. Click here to have a look at an example of a Grade 4 worksheet and here for an example of a Grade 7 worksheet.
Monitoring the Impact of Educational Interventions:
How do we monitor and evaulate the impact on children's education? Find out here
RIGHT-ING: We also teach and encourage ‘right’ living. The idea of right living refers to right life style, right choices, right attitude, right behaviour: ‘right me’. A carefully designed life skills curriculum has been created with the input of a professional drama therapist. This programme aims to build positive self-worth and self-confidence through the use of drama games.
|3 R’s Programme Time Frame (allowing for flexibility):
14h00 - 15h00 : Training for 3 R's facilitator
15h00 - 16h00 : Literacy/Numeracy and homework support
16h00 - 17h00 : Life skills or Sports (each afternoon alternates)
17h00 : Clean-up and home
We have been able to introduce mountain biking as part of our sports curriculum, thanks to the support of the Pedal Power Association. The bikes are stationed at the various farm projects, allowing the children to use them in the afternoons. Bikes are a reward for work well done and good general behaviour: No Read - No Ride!!, what a wonderful incentive to do your homework! Our bicycle manual teaches the children about safe cycling, bike care and maintenance, correct use of the gears and how to ride.
Our projects are based in various rural areas of the Western Cape:
BOLAND: Stellenbosch, Paarl
BREEDE RIVER VALLEY: Robertson and Ashton
School Scholarship Programme Funded By:
| ACKERMAN FAMILY
|van der Merwe
|Our facilitators are given tips on explaining lessons and explore various teaching strategies which can be practically implemented in the classroom situation in order to assist the children with their learning abilities. The formal training also involves the planning and feedback on each farm after-school centre and any child related matters.|
In addition to the formal monthly training, a Project Manager will regularly visit each project so that the 3 R's facilitators are able get assistance with worksheet questions or advice for any classroom problems they may have. This requires responsibility from the facilitators who have to be prepared with their questions – a contribution to the learning process is also required from their side.
Our goal is to truly uplift the women by giving them the tools and skills they need so that they can feel proud about their role as an educator, enthusiastically grow and grant them with an opportunity to better themselves. Each woman has a responsibility in her role as 3 R's facilitator on the farms and this responsibility must be handled with the deserved respect.
Find out how one 3 R's facilitator is taking the initiative to better her academic skills in order to provide the best after school care she can. Read on...
||In order to qualify to run the fun run, each child must read 2 books per week, must complete the literacy worksheets, must partake in the sports programmes and show responsible behaviour and good attitude.|