Durban University of Technology
The ICON Project Anticipates to drive Public Innovation by harnessing relationship between Durban University of Technology and Schools (with specific focus on grades 10-12). To leverage this opportunity the project addresses higher education by improving the quality of education through added tuition in the gateway subjects of English, science and mathematics by University students and experienced retired teachers which contribute to better success rates not only in grade 12 but also in first year university study.
Not only are we driving public innovation through tuition and mentorship but by also driving social entrepreneurship which contribute to the broadening of education and a sensitivity of community needs and aspirations. The third innovation is the peace clubs which improves conflict management skills among learners, thereby resulting in peaceful resolution of conflicts. This is particularly important within the South African context given the recent rise in school based violence.