UNICEF supports Teachers Across Borders SA
April 2014 - Teachers Across Borders South Africa will be continuing its invaluable educational-support projects with the help of UNICEF.
Says Yunus Peer, TABSA founder and director, "We (TABSA) just got approved for a small grant by UNICEF in Swaziland. The UN wants to observe our work this year and possibly contract us for five years to work in Swaziland and Southern Africa. This may be a new beginning for us."
First Car Rental is the proud travel sponsor for TABSA within South Africa and in 2014 helped to transport teachers to and from their various destinations during their annual teacher training workshops.
First Car Rental continues to support the organisation in 2015 as TABSA works towards improving the educational experience for children in South Africa.
TABSA is a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving maths and science teaching in remote schools in rural communities across South Africa.
The NPO invites some of America's top teachers to volunteer their time and resources in South Africa where they engage with local teachers.
TABSA was founded in 2001 by expatriate teacher, Yunus Peer, and over the past 13 years has provided skills training and mentoring to nearly 4 000 teachers in five provinces, having an impact on over one million South African schoolchildren.
In 2014, the organisation conducted teacher-training workshops in the Umkhanyakude District, Pongola, KwaZulu-Natal. 312 local teachers attended the workshops.
To date, TABSA has donated eight computer labs to South African schools, which are benefitting 4 000 learners annually. The organisation has also provided 250 children with school uniforms.
With help from UNICEF, TABSA aims to continue its teacher-training workshops in South Africa and Swaziland, and extend the reach of its computer lab and uniform projects.