Edublox is passionate about providing specialised educational interventions and has helped thousands of children to read, learn and achieve over the last 30 years. In 2009, we set our sights on establishing and developing a network of 25 reading, maths and learning clinics across Sub-Saharan Africa. Today, this is a reality and around 12 000 learners have attended our classes to date.
We recently also added a Centre offering to our list of services — a streamlined Edublox franchise best suited to smaller towns. This compact version of our clinics enables us to extend reading and learning help to even more children across South Africa, many of which live too far from existing clinics to make a bi-weekly commute.
“The establishment of Edublox centres is fabulous news for children and parents,” says Naas Pieters, the National Edublox Centre Sales Manager. “This model caters for 1 to 6 learners per tutor, and classes can be hosted at schools, community halls and other available local facilities. This new addition to our services makes Edublox more accessible to learners and will create business opportunities for people who are passionate about helping children and require a relatively flexible schedule,” he explains.
Edublox centre classes consist of 90-minute tutoring sessions, with 30 minutes of cognitive development exercises through the Edublox Online Tutor program, 30 minutes tutoring (reading, spelling) and 30 minutes practical work (cognitive exercises, word searches, and grammar exercises, etc).
Brand new centres in Kimberley (Northern Cape) and Tzaneen (Limpopo), are already operational, and parents in the region are welcome to reach out if their children are struggling with reading and learning difficulties.
“Success is what we invest in,” explains Susan du Plessis, Director of Educational Programmes at Edublox. “We monitor learners’ improved school performance, and in our 2016 client survey, parents indicated a 95% success rate with regards to our programmes. Another testament to our success is our testimonial library, which consists of over 600 success stories contributed by parents and teachers – one of the most extensive libraries of its kind in the world. We look forward to expanding our services locally and abroad through the Edublox reading and learning centres,” she adds.