Embury Institute for Higher Education (previously known as Embury Institute for Teacher Education) is a fully accredited private higher education institution that focuses on teacher education and development. Embury trains students to become professional and responsible teachers who are equipped with the appropriate skills to teach in any classroom in South Africa.
Our teaching practice model is unique in South Africa. It is common practice for student teachers from other higher education institutions to spend one block period in a school per year, whereas our second- and third- year students alternate between one week in lectures and one week in a school setting for a major part of the year. By structuring things this way, we immerse our students in school-based teaching while also allowing them to return to the lecture room at regular intervals to be guided in reflecting on their experiences in connection with relevant theory. They can then return to their respective schools for another week of teaching practice, equipped with new insights and strategies. This training model ensures that our fourth-year students are well prepared for their six-week teaching practice. It also prepares our students to provide excellence teaching when they graduate - our ultimate goal!
Palabora Foundation helps communities to become self-reliant. We work with communities within 50 kilometres of Phalaborwa, a town in Limpopo Province, South Africa. Palabora Foundation is here to assist communities to be self-reliant; in other words, we help them to help themselves. We don't give grants; instead, we work with communities to put programmes and projects into action. We help communities within a 50 kilometre radius of Phalaborwa, a town in Limpopo Province, South Africa. The Foundation helps in these main areas: Education (whole school development, learner support programmes, early childhood education and environmental education) Our education programmes benefit people at all stages of education, from early childhood onwards. We help learners, teachers and school governing bodies in about 50 schools around Phalaborwa. Our programmes are aimed mostly at improving the standard of mathematics, science and technology in the communities that were previously disadvantaged under the apartheid regime. As well as the general education programmes, PROTEC (Programme for Technological Careers) is a special programme which selects students with high-achieving potential and offers extra tuition. This leads to bursaries from various companies, usually to study engineering.