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Bulungula is building the Bulungula College!   We have had notable success in the early life stages of the programme and are now looking to establish the Bulungula College a leading institution for Grades 10, 11 and 12, applying a pioneering academic approach with the latest available technological solutions that can help to bridge the educational gaps in our underserved areas. This is an opportunity for you to participate in a complete life-changing programme from the earliest stage of life through to productive vocation. The impact on human flourishing, from conception, of access to good health and education is now well known. ...

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Launching the new Bulungula Centre for Excellent Small Scale Agriculture

In February this year, the BI began an exciting new project with support from the German fair trade company Lemonaid & ChariTea. The aim of this project is to be a resource in our community where farmers can get advice and the necessary to equipment and inputs to significantly boost farming in our area over the next three years. One of the big barriers to farming in our area is that vegetable seedlings are only available in the city which means that if you want to buy R10 of seedlings you need to spend R70 on transport and waste a whole ...

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Bulungula is Building an Impact Database

Just last month we hosted some of the Hex team (Hexagonal) who are working on the Bulungula Incubator's online database.  We currently collect a lot of data about our community.  For example, population size, gender, weight at birth, born at home/at the clinic, HIV rates, TB rates, chronic conditions, treatment adherence, breastfeeding rates, malnutrition, attendance at workshops/ playgroups/preschool/afterschool programmes and/or our programmes at the Primary Schools etc.We want to be able to evaluate our data easily, quickly and effectively. We want to know what interventions are working and what's not working and what areas need more attention (we are even ...

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2017: Health Update

Playgroups Learning through playing is happening twice a week at all sites. In our 5 playgroup sites the minimum daily attendance is 15 -20 children and there are some sites that their attendance is outstanding where you get 30 children and over.  The children enjoy playing and they will tell you that they are going to school when going to playgroups. They love it. At the end of the year we gave out 58 certificates for those that will be absorbed in preschools and gift bags for all playgroup children. The aim is to encourage the parents / caregivers to participate and see ...

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How a Deep Rural Community got an Ambulance

Community Approaches - Lessons LearntIn October 2016, an ambulance was placed for the first time in Nqileni Village in the Eastern Cape to serve the Xhora Mouth Administrative Area. The ambulance rests on the rolling hills of the Wild Coast waiting for an emergency.  At night it is secured in a structure built by the community, it is guarded by community members and the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) staff can rest in a 100% community owned lodge, the Bulungula Lodge.   The availability of an ambulance here is a success story.  But how the ambulance got here shows a tale of ...

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Annual Report 2015

We are particularly proud of our 2015 Annual Report as it is our first one to be published in both English and Xhosa. It includes a summary of our latest projects as well as our audited financial statements for the period.  You can download an electronic copy of the English version here: Annual Report 2015 (English) and a copy of the Xhosa version here: Annual Report 2015 (isiXhosa) or if you would like a hard copy please email: admin@bulungulaincubator.org with your postal address and we’ll pop it in the post for you.

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A Real Opportunity to Help

Imagine if, on your way to work this morning, you saw a burning building with a child in it whose life you could save with little cost or risk to yourself. Imagine how you would feel about yourself, how your friends and family would feel about you doing this heroic act. Would you do it - of course you would, no question: save a child's life with no risk to yourself? Of course. Even there was some risk, many of you would probably take the chance anyway. Our online Mathematics programme, through an excellent learning aid, Mathsbuddy (www.mathsbuddy.co.za)  is saving our children from ...

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  • Bulungula College (6/15/2017) - Bulungula is building the Bulungula College!   We have had notable success in the early life stages of the programme and are now looking to establish the Bulungula College a leading institution for Grades 10, 11 and 12, applying a pioneering academic approach with the latest available technological solutions that can help to bridge the educational ... READ MORE
  • Siyakhula – We are Growing! (5/10/2017) - Our work with the grade 1s and 2s has settled into a good rhythm. The children have developed good relationships with their allocated facilitator and remain very excited about iiTablet Tshomiz. Plus our classroom is looking great! Over the past month we have been adding grades 3 and 4 onto our iiTablet Tshomiz programme at ... READ MORE
  • Nation Building Fund (4/13/2017) - The National Development Plan (NDP) is the blue print for Government’s nation building initiatives.   The Medium Term Strategic Framework (MTSF) has 14 outcome measures to assess Government’s contribution to the NDP. Of which outcome 14 is a crosscutting outcome that requires the different government departments and public entities to contribute towards social cohesion and nation ... READ MORE
  • Happy cows! (4/6/2017) - The heritage of our region and people is closely tied to the farming of livestock. In South Africa as a whole, the poorest communal areas are home to half the cattle in the country worth almost R50 billion. Yet low birth rates and high death rates mean that communities like ours are not seeing their ... READ MORE
  • Launching the new Bulungula Centre for Excellent Small Scale Agriculture (4/6/2017) - In February this year, the BI began an exciting new project with support from the German fair trade company Lemonaid & ChariTea. The aim of this project is to be a resource in our community where farmers can get advice and the necessary to equipment and inputs to significantly boost farming in our area over ... READ MORE
  • Bulungula is Building an Impact Database (4/4/2017) - Just last month we hosted some of the Hex team (Hexagonal) who are working on the Bulungula Incubator’s online database.  We currently collect a lot of data about our community.  For example, population size, gender, weight at birth, born at home/at the clinic, HIV rates, TB rates, chronic conditions, treatment adherence, breastfeeding rates, malnutrition, attendance ... READ MORE
  • Afterschool Programme (4/3/2017) - We have seen an increase in attendance of learners for our afterschool programme, since we applied the afterschool programme curriculum that we were trained for recently. Learners come in their numbers to do different activities that are fun but educational. We develop lifeskills such as self-esteem, critical thinking, rebelliousness, empathy and creativity through reading stories ... READ MORE
  • iiTablet Tshomiz (3/31/2017) - Want to know how to run a successful online technology programme in a remote rural area? Follow the progress of iiTablet Tshomiz to learn how. Technology has the potential to radically reinforce and support what’s being taught in the classroom – and when it comes to technology, our rural areas should be prioritised and not ... READ MORE
  • ECD level 4 graduation (3/16/2017) - The Bulungula Incubator ECD Programme ensures that children receive quality education at an early stage. Children need to be developed holistically by qualified practioners. Is is with this background that our practioners are trained in ECD NQF Level 4. Five practitioners from our preschools received their NQF LEVEL 4 Certificates. We are proud to say ... READ MORE
  • Every Word Counts Training (3/3/2017) - We trained our teachers from all four preschools and Home Based Carers (HBCs) on Every Word Counts. This is a programme that uses 6 different books to train teachers and HBCs on methods of children stimulation from birth to 6 years. Talking, reading and playing with a young child at an early age are the ... READ MORE