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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This weekend I get to take some wonderful people to spend with my favourite people: we are going to Mpumalanga to fit 4 children with cerebral palsy into buggies which were renovated - sponsored by a group of grade 11 learners at King David High School. The most disadvantaged of folk here live in the rural areas. No one see them,, no one cares for them. Out of sight means out of mind. Yet the mothers and grandmothers (sometimes older siblings if everyone else is deceased) love these children with all their heart and soul. Giving the gift of a proper wheelchair has to be one of the most magnificent gifts one could give. Those children are loved...so much so that perhaps this love keeps them alive. It's certainly not food. Most cant eat much because they cant chew. They are forced to sit for years twisted all day long, or lie on boney areas which may cause bedsores. They never look anyone eye to eye without a proper buggy, and they are forced to stay at home when everyone goes out.
We are so excited to bring this gift from The Paige Project to Mpumalanga, as well as blankets from 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day (South Africa) , 1500 Easter Eggs from Johannesburg Mini Council , clothes from Rotary Anns and transport from Value Logistics
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Whew a bit of a reality check. In rural Zululand stands an inspirational preschool. Its run by a teacher who paid for her own education, and started up a beautiful little school. Last year we sent ePap to the area, her school was a beneficiary.
To see what Bachazile created can make you cry. Her school consists of precious nothing by our standards, yet everything down to the sewn together e'Pap bag floor covering, and the hand washer outside is improvised, self created, and functional.
We would love to see her and the little ones she is teaching get more, not necessarily new things, second hand is also okay.
Please can you help us to help her? Donations for this amazing woman, be they monetary or goods. Please, everything must be in a working order and any games must have all the pieces.
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Help Needed for an amazing school in the middle of nowhere:
This morning my friend Gideon van der Merwe of Mtunzini Rotary sent on a whatsapp which had affected him profoundly. Last year we sent tons of e'Pap to them to distribute amongst the thousands of beneficiaries, mostly child head households in the poorest desperate communities surrounding them. Today he got this:

Bachazille, a pre-primary teacher who we gave ePAP to last year has now opened her school again. She took the ePAP bags, sewed them together to create a floor covering. We will be giving her books for the school. It's a beautiful story. Such a contrast to our own pre-primary who complains about seeing a container over their wall!!'

We need to support this incredible school with a marvelous principal. This school has NOTHING in it, and despite this, something has been created from nothing.'
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