LESLEY Osler, the HCET’s project co-ordinator, recently addressed the first Basic Concepts Programme Expo Day, held at the Cape Town Science Centre on 24 August 2013. She was accompanied by Estelle Jacobs, the HCET’s project manager.
Attended by 40 delegates, the event was hosted by ORT SA-CAPE, and opened by its director, Dr Lydia Abel. It was also addressed by Dr Louis Benjamin, creator of the Basic Concepts Programme, which has been implemented at the HCET for the past eight years.
The day’s events comprised a series of presentations, small group interactive sessions, and a panel discussion aimed at establishing effective support networks for BCP mediators. Among others, participants decided to hold a bi-monthly support group meeting for all BCP mediators at the Cape Town Science Centre. A practitioner zone is also being developed on the Basic Concepts Unlimited website.
ORT SA CAPE is an NGO which seeks to enrich education in impoverished schools and communities in the Western Cape. It is affiliated to ORT SA, which operates in very poor and disadvantaged areas throughout the country. ORT SA, in turn, forms part of World ORT, an international educational NGO established in 1880.