Contact person: Helene Smuts
Fax: + 27 (011) 622 7871
The Africa meets Africa Project explores the southern African cultural
heritage in the belief that educators and learners in South African schools
can find solutions to contemporary learning problems in the knowledge
and skills contained in familiar forms of cultural expression around them.
This integrated approach to learning serves all South Africa’s educators,
as current curriculum statements call for a process of holistic learning
- and specifically for an engagement with the cultural context of learning
areas such as the Arts, Mathematics, Language and History. We investigate
and debate what is meant by the term Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS).
Nature of work and geographic area of operation:
The organisation produces a series of resource packs of interactive learning
materials. These include a book and film as well as curriculum learning materials for the classroom. The Africa meets
Africa Project also provides educator training and support in the use
of the materials. Training facilitates an integrated teaching methodology
in a range of learning areas such Mathematics, History, Language and Arts
and Culture within the cultural context familiar to learners and educators.
Non Profit Company, registration number 2004/0076692/08
and registered as Public Benefit Organisation (registration number 037-722-NPO)
in terms of the Non Profit Organisations Act 1997 (NPO ACT NO 71 of 1997),
eligible under Section 18a and Section 30.