Enlighten Education Trust
What we are all About

May 8, 2014

About Us

Enlighten Education Trust strives to 'improve every aspect of education' in the Overstrand region through teacher-upskilling and direct services to children.
May 7, 2014

Our History

Established in 2002, the Enlighten Education Trust's founding vision was to 'improve the quality of teaching, learning and life in the Overstrand'.
May 6, 2014

Early Education

Enlighten Education Trust recognizes that quality early childhood development and education are key to achieving sustainable development of communities in the Overstrand.

About our foundation

About Enlighten

Enlighten Education Trust strives to 'improve every aspect of education' in the Overstrand region through teacher-upskilling and direct services to children. These services aim to enhance the children's intellectual, physical and emotional development.

Our history

Established in 2002, the Enlighten Education Trust's founding vision was to 'improve the quality of teaching, learning and life in the Overstrand'. With the recent population explosion in the area, the level of unemployment and poverty has increased and the quality of education in disadvantaged communities is often problematic.

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June 2, 2020

VISUAL ARTS

The Enlighten Visual Art and Craft project continued to grow during the past year. Both the Enlighten Art facilitators have elevated the Enlighten Art and Craft Project to the next level of competency. We are happy to report that pottery classes will commenced in 2019 under the trained and watchful eye of Karin von Maltzahn. Art learners have been identified from three schools in nearby communities and divided into two groups – a senior, more advanced group, and a junior group. Their talent, commitment and their love of the arts are truly inspiring. A talented group of learners took part in the regional Art competition called ‘Pictures of the Overberg’. Two learners in the senior division won gold medals and they proudly received their prizes at a prestigious gala event held at the Zeitz MOCAA at the waterfront in Cape Town. In addition, one learner in the junior division won […]
June 2, 2020

MUSIC, VISUAL ARTS & CRAFTS

ENLIGHTEN SHINES DURING LOCKDOWN 2020 Our Music and Art Projects has been busy as always. Enlighten Education Trust participated during the first ever Virtual Education Africa International Marimba & Steelpan Competition in December 2020. Enlighten Education Trust was the only entry of the Western-Cape that participated. There were two main entries; Waldorf Hermanus & Botrivier Marimbas. Botrivier won 2nd place in the category Battle of the Bands. Edward Hoorn from Botrivier won 2nd place in the Solo Marimba category and Waldorf Hermanus won the prize for Most promising Band in the the entire competition – they won a TOMS Keyboard for their school. Highlights have been plentiful! Music Project The Music Project of Enlighten Education Trust is proud to announce their UNISA Practical & Theory results. The exams took place during October and November of 2020. The results are as follow: Cameron Pedro – Grade 1 Pianoforte – 90% (Distinction […]
June 2, 2020

NATURAL SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY

Teachers and learners to enhance the quality of Science and Technology education in 16 schools. 113 Teachers attended workshops presented by the Enlighten facilitator. Apart from attending the workshops, support to the teachers was given by means of school demonstration lessons as well as the provision of resources to many underprivileged schools upon their request. Teachers have become more confident to do the practical activities.They were able to guide learners to do their formal practical tasks with confidence and produced work of a high quality. At the same time new teachers were assisted with core knowledge and skills. Thousands of learners in the Overstrand have benefitted from this support during the past 13 years. Science and Technology, which are compulsory for all learners in the Intermediate Phase, build learners investigative, discovery and research skills, by using reference books and other media. At the same time, learners practice observing skills and […]