April 7, 2022

Celebrating 20 Years of Bringing a Difference To Life In the Overstrand

Enlighten Education Trust recognizes that quality early childhood development and education are key to achieving sustainable development of communities in the Overstrand.
June 2, 2020


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


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


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 […]
June 2, 2020


The project focus on learners from the local schools Tuesday and Thursday – 14.30 -16.00 The Aim of this project is to help learners to discover advance ICT and Life skills Encourage an awareness of the impact of technology on society and the environment Develop an appreciation of the international and intercultural aspects of technology Provide a variety of technological information and ideas Encourage curiosity, ingenuity, resourcefulness and discrimination Stimulate self-confidence through the knowledge and application of technology Develop practical skills through the creation of solutions Promote effective, informed, appropriate communication Foster responsibility for designs, decisions, actions and assessment Promote effective cooperation and respect for individual differences when responding to technological challenges Develop logical-thinking skills.
June 2, 2020


Robotics classes, both educational and fun, give learners the opportunity to delve deep into the world of robotics and explore how computer programming and robot design can solve problems big and small. Our junior robotics engineering classes use the LEGO WeDO kits. These kits introduce our learners to robot design and computer programming using basic machine principles to create robots capable of performing simple tasks. During the pastyear 331 learners have been introduced to Robotics at the Enlighten centre during two afternoons. The club operates on 3 developmental levels: “We do” is intended for children 6-9 years. “Mindstorms” is intended for children 10-16 years old. Expert level for learners who reach the exit level of the Lego based Robotics Club. Our intention is to have a Robotics branch at each of the local schools.Robotic Club meets every Monday and Friday from 14:00 until 16:00
June 2, 2020


This is one of Enlighten’s flagship projects. This project fulfils a key role in upgrading literacy and numeracy levels in young children. During the past year significant progress has beenmade with the upskilling of teachers in Information Communication Technology (ICT). The E Learning project consists of:A Mobile Unit; ICT Teacher Professional Development for teachers; After-school Research for learners; Primary School Mathematics Support classes, Special School Projects and Robotics. MOBILE UNIT: SCHOOLS:Weekly schedules for schools were full and all learners eagerly awaited our support. SCHOOLS Total Die Bron Primary 70 Gansbaai Primary 59 Bosko 63 Kleinmond PS 60 Mount Pleasant PS 60 Waldorf 19 TOTAL 331 RESEARCH AFTERNOONS:We gave free access to our fully equipped computer centre. 1357 Learners visited our facility to do homework and other assignments TEACHER TRAINING:The Western Cape Education Department consistently roles out appropriate technology to schools to enhance the curriculum. During the past year we supported […]
June 2, 2020


Coordinator: Colleen RobertsFacilitators: Leonie Wolmarans, Lidia Milne, Karin Daniels Consultant Occupational Therapist: Tracey Le Roux The Foundation Phase Enrichment Project is aimed at supporting learners who lack basic school readiness skills required for Grade R and Grade 1. Some learners do not attend Grade R and others experience learning and social difficulties. A variety of programmes have been designed by an occupational therapist to meet some of the various educational needs of Foundation Phase learners. The programme includes gross and fine motor skills, visual and auditory perception, eye tracking, literacy and numeracy and offers: READING (auditory perception, language skills, blending, sight words, reading) WRITING (letter formation, fine motor skills and visual perception) NUMERACY (spatial perception, number concepts, basic numeracy, colours and shapes, sequencing & sorting) FINE MOTOR SKILLS (scissor cutting, hand strength & dexterity, tripod dexterity, wrist exercise, touch perception) GROSS MOTOR SKILLS (midline crossing bilateral coordination, core stability, shoulder girdle, hand-eye coordination) VISUAL PERCEPTION (form perception & constancy, […]
June 2, 2020


Enlighten Education Trust recognizes that quality early childhood development and education are key to achieving sustainable development of communities in the Overstrand. We therefor continued to focus on the transformation of Early Childhood Development and education to improve quality, and the resulting impact on the development of children. Our aim remains keeping our youngest and most vulnerable children safe and healthy, and for them to be able to receive the national required level of education. During the past year, in partnership with the Department of Social Development, Western Cape, we focused on 74 care facilities. These facilities take care of 3045 children. The main focus areas of work have been on the registration process and providing guidance and support in terms of norms, governance and financial management. Since the beginning of the registration process in partnership with the Western Cape Department of Social Development, we have assisted 32 partial care […]