Bursary recipient announced at BCF event

Bursary: A word of hope for any aspiring student. It conjures ideas of hard work, and reaping the rewards of effort put in. Via Afrika is thrilled to announce that this past Friday, one such aspiring student’s dream came true. Jimmy Nevis’ Blue Collar Foundation has announced the first recipient of its new bursary programme. In partnership with Via Afrika, the foundation aims to provide educational opportunities for young South Africans by providing a learner from the matric class of 2015 with a bursary to help fund to further his or her education. Nevis’ brainchild and passion project, the Blue Collar Foundation, looks to inspire change and create opportunity for South Africa’s youth, allowing them to reach beyond the limits of their socio-economic backgrounds. The new partnership with Via Afrika focuses on the awarding of the first Jimmy Nevis Bursary to a learner who wishes to pursue an education in the Humanities. Explaining the decision to partner with Via Afrika, Nevis says: “For understandable reasons, throughout a child’s school-going years and particularly for children from disadvantaged backgrounds, the primary focus is to get them to pass matric and into a tertiary institution. This is seen as a path out of poverty and a track to a better future. The downside, however, is that this blind focus on that one track fails to account for what happens after you achieve it, or if you don’t achieve it. “If you do achieve this goal without the proper guidance that CareerCompass can provide, a tertiary experience can turn out to be a wasted opportunity studying towards a career you don’t enjoy or love.  Additionally, for the...

Via Afrika CareerCompass app launched

Via Afrika have launched a new app called CareerCompass (LoopbaanKompas in Afrikaans), to add to their growing list of educational apps. The app has been created to help learners decide which career path might be the perfect fit for them, and can be used in three ways: Learners can take each of five quizzes to find out which careers their interests and aptitudes indicate are the best fit. Learners can choose the subjects they already have to see which career fields and careers their subject choice opens up for them. Learners can browse through a growing list of careers to see which subjects are suggested for each one, and browse currently available jobs online to see how big the market is for that job. For Android phones and tablets, the apps can be downloaded by clicking on the links below: Via Afrika CareerCompass Via Afrika LoopbaanKompas For Apple phones and tablets, the apps can be downloaded by clicking on the links below: Via Afrika CareerCompass Via Afrika LoopbaanKompas To access the app on your web browser, simply click here to get started immediately.   Via Afrika CareerCompass has been developed with industry experts to give learners a good indication of their interests and aptitudes. It is not a replacement for professional career...

Via Afrika Test-Urself

Via Afrika Test-Urself is the perfect study-buddy for every learner in South Africa. The app tests your knowledge and skills in all your school subjects with a set of free questions. More tests on specific areas of each subject can be bought from within the app. Detailed feedback on each question you answer will ensure that you make a success of your exams, and boost your confidence as you see your results improve! With so many questions hand-picked to test your knowledge and develop your skills, Via Afrika Test-Urself will quickly become your revision resource of choice. Via Afrika Test-Urself and Via Afrika ToetsUself are available for Android devices here (English) and here (Afrikaans).   Via Afrika Test-Urself in the media: Built in Africa: Via Afrika wants to use technology to educate the continent How to pick an educational app Matric exam app hopes to help pupils...

Via Afrika Tabtor Maths launched

Help your child become a maths genius. Do you love the idea of personalised maths tutoring for your child, but loathe the hours of worksheet marking and commuting it steals from your day? Or maybe you feel that the best maths tutoring programmes cost a fortune and are beyond your budget? Via Afrika firmly believes that each child’s learning ability is unique and deserves customisation – not some one size-fits-all method of teaching, or worse, one size-fits-all extra lessons teaching. At the same time, we also don’t believe that maths tutoring need to be pricy to be effective and engaging. For more information, visit the Via Afrika Tabtor Maths page...