St Josephs Adult Education Programme

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Award-winning Adult Education Programme. Won the Guinness UDV National Literacy award and Learning Cape Regional award for literacy in 2003. Voted winner of Adult Education Centre for the country and region in 2008 in Polokwane, Limpopo Province hosted by national Education Correctional Services, SABC, National Qualifications Authority, Adult Learning Network, etc. Won Woman of the Year for the Xhosa Montessori teacher training in 2010.

We have a large literacy project offering free literacy and numeracy in the 3 dominant languages of the Western Cape. We also offer skills training in organic gardening, photography, sewing cutting and design, computer training, business courses and learner driving licenses open to the general public at discounted prices for senior citizens students and the unemployed and bursaries. The skills training courses are free to the literacy learners which are subsidized by the general paying public. We have a free childcare facility for our learners so that they can attend classes knowing that their children are being looked after.

We have a Xhosa Montessori teacher training project the only one of its kind in the country as all Montessori training takes place in English in the country is expensive and has huge material costs. Our learners in the Montessori Project also do tai chi as part of their training, material making and mentorship. This is our 6th batch of teachers.

As we felt that alternative health is out of the reach of the marginalised communities we offer belly dance, kundalini yoga, different courses on Indian head massage, inner child workshops, dance movement therapy workshops.

We work in the major state mental hospitals such as Valkenberg, Lentegeur, Alexandra and Stikland hospitals using kundalini yoga. We also have a cultural project free to our learners and by invitation to the general public offering demonstrations, workshops and performances. Over the years we have had a Russian concert pianist Victor Rybchikov, an AIDS play performed at the Baxter theatre, Mpho and Uvimba performing, a Broadway lyricist running workshop, seminar on Bertolt Brecht, another on African Cinema, etc.

Operates in: Cape Town, Western Cape
Established in: February 1995

Non-Profit Organisation Number: 023-292
Public Benefit Organisation Number: 930016445
Section 21 Company Number:
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Contact person: Keith Adams
Phone: 021 685 1257
Fax: 021 686 8426
Physical address: 21 Belmont Road, Rondebosch
Postal address: P O Box 27, Rondebosch, 7700

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