Louis Benjamin

Creator and Founder


Dr. Louis Benjamin is the creator of the Basic Concepts Programme© (BCP). He's been a national Board Member of the International Association for Cognitive Education in South Africa since 2003 and is also a Board Member for Thinking Schools SA (TSSA). He served as Vice President for the Southern African Region of the International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology (2007 -2011). He also served as Chairperson of Western Cape Branch of the Southern African Association for Learners with Educational and Learning Difficulties (2002-2003).



  • ECD

  • Education

  • Special Needs

Basic Concepts Unlimited provides specialized educational services to the Early Childhood Development sector, schools and educational practitioners working with young children particularly those in the Foundation Phase (Grade R - Grade 3).

The organization makes use of the Basic Concepts Programme© to transform learning for young children. The programme, developed by Dr Louis Benjamin in 2002, is a structured metacognitive intervention approach for educators to address language, learning, information processing and socio-emotional barriers in young children, particularly from disadvantaged communities.