Boikanyo

  • NPO registration number: 145-107 NPO
  • NGO registration number: IT 159/2011
  • Public Benefit Organisation: 930 036 635
  • Standard Bank Balfour Park
  • Branch Code: 051001
  • Account no: 331 784 408
  • SWIFT Address: SBZAZAJJ

Improving Maths Skills – Noah Project

We have been involved with 5 schools since we arrived in the area in 2012, working with children from grade R through to matric. We want to see children finishing school and not dropping out. We recognised that the standard of education needed to be uplifted, to this end we introduced various initiatives which have gone a long way in bringing dignity and support to the children, parents and staff.

The schools we assist are mainly Section 20 schools. These schools are fully funded by the provincial government and are not allowed to charge school fees. Classes are huge, the teacher/pupil ratio is skewed, and there is a shortage of suitably qualified teachers. Our focus was originally on supplying schoolchildren with sanitary pads, school shoes and socks. For the last few years however we have been focusing on maths and life skills.

In 2018 We sponsored extra maths lessons for over 200 grade 9 children at a nearby high school. The results were very good. In 2019 we began an entirely new program – the Noah Project . This Noah Project offered over 200 grade 8 learners at a local high school a monitored and evaluated Asian experiential maths program. This program took learners back to grade 4 maths, slotting in the foundation that they missed. Life skills were included. It ran for the duration of 2019. The results were phenomenal. It took place on a Saturday morning. A nutritional supplement, Epap, was given to the children before the start of the lessons.

In 2020 the Noah program will be expanded to a primary school. This time it will include both grade 4 and 5 learners. This too will have maths and a life skills component, as with the last program (see results below Noah Impact Report).

Noah Impact Report NOV 2019

OUR IMPACT:

      • Maths education augmented for hundreds of grade 8 and 9 children.
      • Life skills for hundreds of children who live in abject poverty.
      • We keep children in school, progressing as far as possible with maths.

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

Winston Churchill

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To all the brave women out there who have fought the COVID battle in some way..today is ours. We have done 5 months of it, we can do more. That feeling of burnout...
They tell us that Gauteng, E Cape and W Cape have peaked....dont know what that means on the ground. There are still very ill people in hospital, lockdown persists, and famine stalks us.
We will carry on doing what we must, we are strong and resolute.
This time of COVID has come to teach us something, I have no idea what it is. For those who have for the most part been uninvolved in the battle, I invite you to team up with superwoman who is making a difference, and see how amazing it feels to be part of the solution instead.
Heaven know we need the help.....
Sisters...Happy Womans Day.
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I read various news publications over the last few days with absolute rage. To think that so many have done so much to try to feed the nation - something that is the job of a government. To see the 'feeding frenzy' that has ensued with everyone and their uncle who are politically connected, get lucritive contracts...I am in tears.
I cannot forget the picture in my head of the grandmother in Jozini (the area where children are 3 to 5 times hungrier than anywhere else in SA), standing next to her starving dogs and growth stunted grandchildren. I asked her when last everyone ate, she just threw out her arms to her sides and said 'no food'.
This is the reality of these bastards who literally are responsible for crimes against humanity. They are pocketing huge sums of money meant for the starving. Not the hungry - the starving.
Our NGO has relied on other sources of funding for running costs during this time. Any money raised for the starving goes directly to those in the deep rural areas.
How dare government award one anothers spouses and children these contracts?
I am finished from this. May they rot in hell.
But its not enough to just throw up our hands and lament this. One needs to lay a complaint against the government with the Office of the public Protector. We as a society need to empower ourselves and do something as well. The OPP is inundated, lets flood them with more.
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Thank you to special people who havent gone into 'COVID shock' and who have donated blankets so generously. Michele Benatar, and Britt Seligman who runs Jutor, an organisation which has collected 260 blankets for the rural areas already. Imagine being freezing and starving.. ...

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Fingertips of Africa, and to you Yehuda Lazarus, your donation is going to the Transkei either at the end of this week, or beginning of next. Packets of clothes, maize meal, and blankets- the most valuable commodity right now. Huge huge donation, thank you special man for remembering the rural areas. Bless you! ...

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Lets speak up and support the GBVF #ITSNOTOK movement. Visit the website itsnotok.africa and pledge your support. We need to stand together to eradicate this pandemic in out society. GBVF #iITSNOTOK ...

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