Parents & Governance

At the heart of the South African Schools Act, is the idea that government will partner with parents and the community to provide effective education to learners. To facilitate this partnership, Siyawela offers the following programmes:

Bringing Parents to the Education Table is a programme for parents, carers or guardians of learners in Grade 1, Grade 4 or Grade 8. It gives them the information and tools they need to contribute towards their children’s academic success.
Schools are required to have School Governing Bodies (SGBs) – comprising teachers, parents, community members and learners – to take collective responsibility for developing their schools and improving education,

In this programme, Siyawela aims to develop community representatives so that they can be competent and effective SGB members.