The Schools Improvement Initiative (SII) is one of UCT’s four strategic initiatives and serves as a vehicle for extending the university’s engagement in schooling. This is achieved by drawing on university wide resources, including student organisations, and by forging links and developing collaborations with education-related groupings outside of the university. In this way, the SII assists the Western Cape Education Department in improving the quality of education across the province.
The SII focuses its interventions on schools in the township of Khayelitsha in the Cape Town Metropole. Whereas the core of their school improvement work takes place within three primary and two secondary partner schools, through the 100-UP university preparation programme, the SII works in all 20 secondary schools in the Khayelitsha township.
To read more about the SII and their projects, visit the SII website here!