With a R25 000 Bursary, Carey-Ann is Going for Her Goals!

A few months ago, we reported on the lucky winners of our R100,000 bursary competition. School-Days, a bursary-building platform for South African families, recently gave four young South Africans a massive bursary head start – R25,000 to use towards education fees. Carey-Ann Jane was one of them. This is her story: “I was raised by a single … More With a R25 000 Bursary, Carey-Ann is Going for Her Goals!

The Tax-Exempt Employee Education Benefit That No-One’s Talking About

We’re all familiar with pension funds, medical aid contributions, subsidised gym memberships and other employee benefits… but how many employees – and indeed, employers – know that employers can provide their employees with tax-exempt contributions to their families’ education? It’s no secret that many South African parents struggle to afford school and tertiary education fees. … More The Tax-Exempt Employee Education Benefit That No-One’s Talking About

Open Your Mind – Teaching Mindfulness in South African Schools

The statistics paint a bleak picture – two million children in South Africa are orphaned or vulnerable; one in three children is hurt by their parent or caregiver; one in five has experienced sexual abuse; and the suicide rate for South African children aged 10 to 14 has more than doubled in the past 15 … More Open Your Mind – Teaching Mindfulness in South African Schools

School-Days raises R16 million for South Africans’ school fees

Have you heard about School-Days? This bursary building platform is revolutionising the way that South Africans are paying for their education! In just over a year, School-Days has created close to R16 million for its members’ school, college and university fees. They do this by flipping the traditional models of bursaries on their heads. With … More School-Days raises R16 million for South Africans’ school fees

How to identify your child’s learning style  

How does your child learn best? The way your child processes experiences depends, to some extent, on their preferred learning style. Identifying this learning style can be key to improving your child’s social and academic performance. The three learning styles are: Visual Kinaesthetic Auditory Clues to identify your child’s learning style  You can observe your child’s … More How to identify your child’s learning style  

Injecting a dose of truth into the vaccinations debate

Influenced by countries such as the UK and USA, the movement against vaccines is gaining momentum in South Africa. The debate is a contentious one, causing a lot of finger ‘jabbing’ amongst parents and medical professionals. In this article, we’ll drill down to the facts to try injecting some truth into the matter to help … More Injecting a dose of truth into the vaccinations debate

4 x R25,000 education bursaries for grateful winners

School-Days, a bursary-building platform for South African families, recently gave four young South Africans R25,000 bursaries to use towards education fees. The bursary competition was run in conjunction with the launch of the Dis-Chem FOR YOUTH card, a new Dis-Chem rewards programme tailored to 18-25 year-olds. Through School-Days, anyone has the power to build their own bursary to pay towards their family’s fees. Over 300,000 people are already putting … More 4 x R25,000 education bursaries for grateful winners

54% of SA is not saving for education. Can they afford not to?

Do you have a clear savings strategy in place for your child’s education? You may be surprised to learn that those who do are in the minority… Many parents around South Africa want to provide the best education for their children, but family finances are becoming increasingly strained by the rising costs of education. Even … More 54% of SA is not saving for education. Can they afford not to?