SPARK/The Umkhumbane Schools Project

The Umkhumbane Schools Project is an innovative partnership with and among the five secondary schools in the historic Cato Manor township area near Durban, South Africa. With a specific focus on mathematics and science, we are working to improve academic outcomes and enhance access to tertiary education in a disadvantaged community full of vitality and promise. Our approach models an innovative NGO-schools partnership that can be replicated in other disadvantaged settings.
Education and Mentoring for South African Youth
 
The Umkhumbane Schools Project opens doors to education that remain closed to South African youth 20 years after the end of apartheid. We provide bright, motivated high-school students in the impoverished Cato Manor township area with classes and workshops in math, science, and English language; work-exposure days; a chess league; and college-admissions guidance. Our work impacts a community of schools serving 5000 students, bringing hope, inspiration, and a growing record of measurable change. project reportread updates from the field
Math & Science Education for South African Youth
 
The Umkhumbane Schools Project works in the 5 secondary schools in the Cato Manor township area near Durban, South Africa to give disadvantaged youth a chance at educational success and a brighter future. As an NGO based on-site within a cluster of schools, we create opportunities for resource-sharing, collaboration, and friendly inter-school competition. This Global Giving initiative will help fund our after-school classes, pre-college enrichment and mentoring, and teaching-resource center. project reportread updates from the field
 
   

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