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As our country faces difficult and uncertain times, we believe that there is no better time than now to stand together and support each other. We know that the pressures of COVID-19, the delayed opening of schools, and now the widespread unrest, violence, and disruption......

Uplands hosted the wonderfully enthusiastic and supportive Liz Robbertze from MySchool this week. We are so grateful for the significant support that comes to Uplands via the MySchool loyalty programme and our Uplands parents/supporters. Indeed, in 2020, over **R91,000** was raised for our school! In......

Dear Uplands Family As we get closer to the end of 2020, we can all agree that this year has been like no other year. We had to dig deep within and rise above the challenges that this year brought and find ways to adapt......

Thanks to donations from the Japhet family and Lori Wagner for the JOC gardens, three campus checklists have been created for our beautiful natural environment. Here is Duncan Butchart’s second campus checklist: Dragonflies and Damselflies of Uplands. His first was the Birds of Uplands –......

Uplands Outreach is pleased to share our latest edition of Winning Ways, showcasing the remarkable success story of the Insikazi Circuit. Our thanks and appreciation to all our donors and supporters.  Your support is allowing this transformation to occur, despite the challenging times – thank......

Recently, while going through some records, Lynette Carlisle found a basic Uplands bird list from 2011. This was compiled by Duncan Butchart, the well-renowned naturalist. As Duncan is a friend, we contacted him and requested a beautiful checklist makeover. Attached please find the new list,......

CLICK HERE to watch: Special words of thanks from Thandaza  In this short video (click on the above link), Thandaza shares her gratitude for all the education #CHAMPIONS in her life during the Covid-19 national lockdown. Thandaza (Grade 2, Nyalungu Primary School), is one of......

Uplands Outreach is delighted to present our Annual Impact Metrics infographic, highlighting data from a record-breaking year. Congratulations to Mr Mandrew Nyambi (Insikazi Circuit Manager) and our 34 partner schools for these exceptionally positive results. We hope you enjoy reading this synopsis of our impact.......

Uplands Outreach is pleased to share our latest edition of Winning Ways, showcasing success stories and best practices. ·       Learn about professional development in schools ·       Hear from our program beneficiaries about the power of life-long learning ·       Read about our highlights during the past few......

Uplands Outreach is pleased to share Term 2’s edition of our feel-good newsletter, Winning Ways. ·  Learn about high-performing teams in schools ·  Hear from our programme beneficiaries about the power of teamwork and speaking a common team language ·  Read about our highlights during the......

The first term of 2019 has been overwhelmingly positive for the Uplands Outreach team, particularly with the opening of our brand-new Japhet Outreach Centre at Uplands.  Feel free to visit us for a tour. With our theme ‘Secrets of Success’ (read more on page 3),......

Seven of Uplands Outreach’s partner schools in the Insikazi School Circuit benefited from a computer donation from Sasol Energy on 11 March 2019. This donation forms part of the Sasol Energy-funded digital literacy programme that educators from the Insikazi Circuit previously attended at Uplands Outreach.......

Uplands Outreach is delighted to present our Annual Impact Metrics infographic.  We would like to congratulate and thank the Insikazi Circuit Manager, Mandrew Nyambi (along with our 34 partner schools) for these positive results from 2018. We have also included a snapshot collage of the recent opening......

We hope you enjoy reading our positive newsletter, Winning Ways, on #GivingTuesday – showcasing specific ways we are responding to the educational challenges in South Africa. Giving Tuesday was created as a day for giving to non-profits after the consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. In......

Uplands Outreach is delighted to present this annual report, celebrating the 2018 achievements of the SMILE Conversational English Literacy Programme, now in its 20th year at Uplands. The SMILE programme builds bridges between two communities of learners in Mpumalanga: Uplands College pupils and Maqamela Primary......

Just as every child should experience the joy of being in the hands of a great teacher, every employee should experience the joy of being in the hands of a great leader. From our earliest days, Uplands Outreach has been passionate about leadership and management,......

It is always a pleasure to compile Winning Ways, Uplands Outreach’s newsletter highlighting feedback from our programme beneficiaries. We hope you enjoy reading their positive stories. “Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.” ~John Crosby......

  Uplands Outreach is delighted to present our Impact Metrics Infographic for 2017.  It is gratifying to read about the ongoing, measurable, progress in the Insikazi School Circuit in Mpumalanga.  We’d like to congratulate and thank the Circuit Manager, Mandrew Nyambi, for these positive results. Thank you......

Since our inception in 1994, Uplands Outreach has learned many useful lessons ineffective interventions. We pause to reflect and share what we’ve learned.   Here is a list of the top ten: A consultative approach is best, ensuring that we understand and respect multiple perspectives without swooping......

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