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

OVERSTRAND JUNIOR TOWN COUNCIL

Overstrand Junior Town Council Manager:Nontuthuzelo Unity Mtomile The Junior Town Council youth leadership project is managed by Enlighten Trust on behalf of the Overstrand Municipality. Members are elected annually by the six High Schools in the Overstrand. This youth project focuses on developing the leadership potential of theyoung councillors and encouraging the spirit of “Ubuntu” at a very young age. Thirty-five councillors were inaugurated in November 2017 and they took part in a weekend leadership training camp early in 2018. The aim of the camp is to equip them with skills and knowledge that will be useful in school and in their daily lives. Two in-depth and informative tours were organised by the Overstrand Municipality to visit some of the municipal departments, facilities and infrastructures. The young leaders were given an opportunity to share their work with the broader community of the Overstrand bytaking part in radio interviews at the […]
June 2, 2020

ENLIGHTEN COMMUNITY LIBRARY; TOY LIBRARY & LITERACY PROGRAMME

The library is the heartbeat of our organization and as literacy is one of our key-focus areas, it is our desire to open up the lives of extremely under-priviledged children to the magical world of imagination. We feel it is as much a priority as the mechanics of learning to read and write. Children visiting the library each afternoon, come from the surrounding communities, Zwelihle and Mount Pleasant. Apart from taking out books, which are available in Afrikaans, English and isiXhosa, children of all ages choose to do their homework and school assignments on any given day. The library has an expansive selection of educational games and puzzles to stimulate minds. We are grateful to have two volunteers and two Enlighten staff members who assist in keeping the library a safe and secure place to be. The Mobile library unit in partnership with the Educational Toy Library visited 27 edu-care […]
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 […]