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The PSP works through a range of different projects, addressing the inequalities in education in South Africa. It aims to improve the quality of teaching and learning in primary schools in the critical fields of Mathematics & Numeracy, Natural Sciences & Technology, Environment, Language & Literacy Development and Social Sciences.

The three core programmes of the PSP are the Innovation Project, the Cluster Project and the Joint Mentorship Project.

PSP also runs specific training courses on Environmental Education as well as delivers contract work for the Department of Education and other fixed-term development projects.

Read more about our projects below or support our work and donate to the PSP.

Innovation Project

PSP’s Innovation Project develops primary teachers’ content knowledge and teaching skills and provides materials to support learning. Environmental Education also forms part of the Innovation Project.

Cluster Project

The Cluster Project provides small clusters of primary schools in urban townships and rural areas with in-depth training and support on how to teach and assess the Natural Sciences curriculum and integrate it with Language development as well as Mathematics.

Joint Mentorship Project

The Joint Mentorship Project (JMP) is a collaborative partnership between the Western Cape Primary Science Programme (PSP), the University of the Western Cape (UWC) and the Western Cape Education Department (WCED).