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Who we are

The Bitou 10 Education and Development Foundation is a Non-Profit Company that supports quality education and development of teachers and learners in Plettenberg Bay.

The Bitou 10 Education and Development Foundation (Bitou 10 Foundation) evolved out of the Cadbury School Development Initiative (CSDI) and was launched on 13 March 2006 as an Association incorporated under section 21 of The Companies Act 1973.  The Foundation was officially launched by Naledi Pandor, the then Minister of education on 1 November 2007.

The Bitou 10 Foundation has provided support services to local state schools since 2006 and has acquired a deep understanding of the needs of the learners, teachers, schools and communities within Bitou.  The organisation has an agreement with Western Cape Education Department’s (WCED) Circuit 4 team to work together to achieve common goals

As a community-based organisation, the Bitou 10 Foundation has provided educational development and support to the local education sector, addressing key factors that impact on the quality of teaching, learning and performance at all levels in the area. 

Since the education sector is a microcosm of South African education, this makes Bitou an ideal environment for testing innovative approaches to educational support. If successful, these approaches could be replicated in other communities throughout South Africa.

The Board determined that a new strategy and image needed to be considered and a strategic planning session was held over two Saturdays in March 2018, where the framework for a new strategic plan was mapped out. 

 

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Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant becomes a doctor, that the son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that the child of farm workers can become the president of a nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another. 


- Nelson Mandela -

Board Members

Marietta Van Rooyen

Co-Chairperson

Mlulami Faleni

Co – Chairperson

Peter de Villiers

Director

Colin Wildeman

Director

Hector McIvor

Director

Andrie Combrink

Director

Douglas Baartman

Director

Zinzele Bobi

Director

Office Staff

Sooneela Naina

Manager

Madeleen Janse Van Vuuren

Programme Administrator

Veronique Fortune

PR and Communications Officer

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