Making maths count with OLICO

Photo Credit- IG:@blahgrapher     Maths is an enormous challenge for learners in South Africa, and this limits their access to opportunities in the future. It is, therefore, important for learners to engage more with the subject in a less intimidating way. The OLICO timetable challenge takes place annually, and our grade 7 New Nation […]

An IT Escape for Educators with the SchoolScape

(from left to right) Mr. Khumalo and Mr. Mokwena   On the 2nd of August 2019, we invited three New Nation School teachers to the SchoolScape IT. This event brings together Principals and Deputy Principals, Heads of Department and any business who is in the space of applying IT to advance educational outcomes. The teachers […]

Adulting Prep! Grade 12 Bootcamp

The journey to independence is a daunting and challenging one. In partnership with Gradesmatch, TNF hosted a Bootcamp for the grade 12 learners at New Nation School. We spent a week during the school holidays engaging on what to expect “beyond the world of school”. The Bootcamp was designed to assist learners in choosing a […]

“Born A Crime” children’s version is a hit!!

“Born a Crime: And Other Stories” by our Chairman Trevor Noah is a #1 international and South African bestseller. The book details his years of being born a crime as he finds his way through young adulthood in the “new South Africa”. Earlier this year, “It’s Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: Stories from a South […]

The State of literacy in SA is #CODEREaD

On the 19th of September, together with the British Council, Activate and the Gordon Institute of Business Science, we hosted the #CODEREaD Literacy event. The objective is to create dialogue around reading for leisure, digital literacy, and the power of storytelling as a mechanism to pass wisdom between generations in South Africa. The power of […]

Exploring through the Career Expo

It is crucial to expose learners to as many options as possible, to open the door to the many available possibilities, alongside higher learning institutions. We hosted a Mini Career Expo where we invited a representative from the Central Johannesburg TVET(Technical and Vocational Education and Training) College and multiple Skills-Based Programs that grade 11 and […]

“Girls just want to have fun”…with STEM

To provide greater access to STEM careers for girls, Brescia House School, in conjunction with Microsoft, hosts the CuriosITy dinner, a firm favourite in ensuring that girls get curious about IT. On the 22nd May, five grade 11 girls from New Nation School attended the annual CuriosITy dinner, which attracts young girls from all over […]

Meet Onthatile Ditshego, our new Programme Manager!

‘I think the Trevor Noah Foundation offers an opportunity to embark on a case study that can be replicated throughout the country. The New Nation School has many challenges but has been able to educate our most vulnerable youth. The partnership with the Trevor Noah Foundation will enable the school to reach great heights. I […]

Initial Learnings about Transition Rates

In 2018, New Nation School achieved a 91.3% pass rate. Thus far, about 7 matric students (12.5%) were successfully enrolled in higher learning institutions. While we have a long way to go, our goal is to achieve a 100% transition rate of our students into further learning opportunities. Whilst we’ve only worked closely with New […]

President Cyril Ramaphosa Introduces the Foundation in Parliament

On the 7th of March, Trevor and our Executive Director, Shalane Yuen, had the humbling opportunity of meeting South African President Cyril Ramaphosa. Not only did Trevor use the opportunity to introduce the Foundation and our work in education, but Trevor highlighted the need for the South African government to scale up successful development projects. […]