The New High Trust Public Benefit Organization
In 2013, while homeschooling my daughters, I met two orphans at a local township. Through a process, the boys were placed in the Khayalethu Boys home in Port Elizabeth. When we first met, they were totally illiterate and I home schooled them with my daughter for two years. They were bright and willing to learn. …

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I will follow in my footsteps before they have been made
I still remember sitting in the Nelson Mandela University Indoor Stadium at the opening ceremony of my first robotics competition.  It was 2013.  Next to me,  my daughters, whom I was homeschooling, sat.  They were 7, 9 and 10 at the time.  As the speaker for the ceremony shared insights into the future of employment …

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Why Robotics and Coding?
Being a mom of three children has taught me a great deal about motivation.  In binary terms: “Mom can motivate a child” would be TRUE.  There is the promise of reward, threat of punishment or the (bad parent) bribe.  But “Mom can motivate a teenager,” seems to compile to FALSE. By the time my children …

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What Course Should my Child take next?
When I homeschooled my daughters, I did not buy any preset curriculum.  In fact I hardly spent any money at all.  I was able to spot a good book,  in an old cover, from a mile.  I knew what the CAPS requirements were for the Department of Education to deem a learner as competent for …

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Starting to Take Shape
It is not always easy to give opportunities to those that need it. Before the start of a project, we may have lofty goals of upliftment, changing lives and making a difference to South Africa. But on day one of the project, when you start getting your hands dirty, the lofty is quickly replaced by the nitty gritty.