The Big Issue #306
- The Big Issue #306 ( April – May 2022) is available in South Africa, nationally, from select Spar and Pick n Pay stores, and street vendors across Cape Town CBD and suburbs.
Plus, an interview with esteemed Professor Eric Atmore, the Director of the Centre for Early Childhood Development and Extraordinary Associate Professor in the Department of Education Policy Studies at the University of Stellenbosch. Eric has been named one of the World’s Top 100 Most Influential Academics in Government.
Educational matters and the challenges that face young South Africans are themes that run through two new local feature films released in April, Thando and Sodium Day.
Educating The Big Issue vendors and their families is very important to us, because we know a good education is one of the ways of breaking the poverty cycle, says our social worker Tsephiso (Tsephi) Nhemachena.
As a 14-year-old boy in Rwanda, Pie-Pacifi que Kabalira-Uwase (Pie pronounced ‘P’) survived war atrocities. For his safety and future, he prepared to flee to Canada, but ended up in South Africa after being scammed and losing all his money. He worked as a car guard in Durban city centre, studying between shifts, dreaming of university. Despite a tsunami of obstacles, he completed a degree in physics and was awarded the prestigious Mandela Rhodes Scholarship.
Meet Jean-marc Johannes, SAs most awarded skateboarder, a 31-year-old who matriculated from Windsor High school in Athlone.
Parents who want their kids to be more creative may be tempted to enrol them in art classes or splurge on STEM (science, tech, engineering, maths) themed toys. Those things certainly can help, but as a professor of educational psychology who has written extensively about creativity, I can draw on more than 70 years of creativity research to make additional suggestions that are more likely to be effective – and won’t break your budget.
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