The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) and its schooling communities face many challenges. These include, among others, staff shortages, undesirable learner-teacher ratios, overcrowding, socio-economic imbalances, gangsterism, drugs, ill-discipline and particularly of late, sexual abuse, violent behaviour, as well as social media abuse.
The above results in high drop-out-rates, demotivated teachers, high rates of absenteeism among educators and learners alike, poor learner outcomes and results, as well as generally dysfunctional schools.
In short, many learners in the Western Cape are not reading, writing and calculating at the required levels for further education and employment. They leave school without basic language and numeracy skills which are pivotal to them becoming responsible active citizens, both within the societies that they live as well as our country.
The T2P strategy is an integrated approach by the WCED’s Executive Committee (EXCO), to counter the erosion of Education by developing a values-driven mindset of self-belief and self-value within of all role players (learners, teachers, parents and officials, including leadership and top management) in the province. We believe that the shift in belief or motivation; a shift in values and mindsets, should result in improved behaviour and performance by all stakeholders - not to mention improved results!