EDUCATION: THE KEY TO A FUTURE
We have worked in the area for long enough to recognise that the ONLY way out of this dire poverty is education. We acknowledge that the social circumstances of many learners are not conducive to studying, but we cannot give up on these children getting an education.
We are so excited to announce that we have launched a brilliant pilot project in January 2019 which aims at keeping children in school beyond grade 10, changing the way they feel about themselves, and improving maths marks too. Grade 8 pupils of Sekano Ntoane Secondary School will attend extra lessons every Saturday morning where tutors trained by Jade Education will revisit the core building blocks/foundations of maths. Famsa (Family Life Centre) and two independent social workers will concurrently run psycho-social programs aimed at improving learner self esteem, personal hygiene, and emotional well being.
We have a good track record of assisting schools in the area. In 2018 we these programs at various schools in the area:
It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute… that gives meaning to our lives.