Mar 12, 2018

Sponsor Communications Officers Appointed

Shanti SCO 2018
Shanti SCO 2018

“Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.” Kahlil Gibran

African Angels has over 40 generous sponsors of children at the African Angels Independent School.  These generous individuals partner with parents to reduce the financial burden of paying school fees. With the average salary of parents at the school being less than USD$220 per month, financial support is sorely needed.  

To make sure that sponsors are kept updated, we have employed two young women and one young man from Chintsa to update our sponsors.  In addition to gaining writing and computer skills, these fantastic folk will also earn a small daily wage.  For two of them, this is the only income they earn.

 

"My name is Shanti the biological mother of Aminathi who is in grade R at African Angels.  I am a single mother who is very keen and interested in education as it empowers people to be the absolute best in their personal and professional level.  I conceived Aminathi at my teenage stage but that did not hinder me from finishing my matric and I passed, now I am looking at finishing my studies... I am a very energetic person, I have good communication and listening skills, I am a hard worker who aspires to be the Best and excel in all that I do. I am greatful that my daughter will be getting  a good a education as that will open a lot of opportunities for her in the future.  I want to also grow and learn more, and maybe one day open up a foundation that is going to help young girls to to boost their confidence, get the right contacts to get into universities. I love helping people it is in my nature, I am also a blunt person who loves to explore new things, I am also an adventurous person." 
"My name name is Tina ,I was born in 1994 May 12.  I am a very energetic and sporty person and I like music alot,most of all I enjoy being with kids they give me joy.  I studied at Chintsa East Public School for my primary and went to Byletts High School studied from grade 8 until grade 12. Unfortunately I was not bleach to carry on to varsity level due to financial difficulties. I am now working at Crawfords Beach Lodge as a receptionist and I am enjoying every minute of it, I am learning new things every day, however I do wish to be a flight attendant one day."
"My name is Masibulele , i am a 19 year old guy who has dreams my first ever dream was to become an actor, but growing up on an underprivillaged home i was forced to have realistic dreams like being a police,doctor,nurse or a teacher. I am now currently studying at ICollege doing IT support my short term goal is to have a paying job my long term goal is to be an editor of a magazine in New york. "
We welcome Shanti, Tina and Masi.
It costs just USD$610 to cover school fees and transport for a year for one child at African Angels.  Help a child break the cycle of poverty through education.  
Thank you for being part of the African Angels Family.
Tina
Tina
Masi SCO 2018
Masi SCO 2018

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Feb 12, 2018

Why African Angels Matters.

Grade 1 Heritage Day 2017
Grade 1 Heritage Day 2017

Why does African Angels matter?

Poverty touches every aspect of a child’s life.  In South Africa the educational system, with low-quality education for poor children as a legacy of apartheid, is one of the key mechanisms through which an unequal society replicates itself.

The low quality of education for poorer learners helps drive a cycle of poverty where children inherit their parents‘ social standing, irrespective of the own abilities or effort. 

Low-quality education eventually becomes a poverty trap for  poor children in South Africa, which make up 75 to 80 percent of learners.  

The 2016 PIRLS results were released finding that 8 out of every 10 South African Grade 4 children cannot read for meaning.  Yes.  You read correctly.  8 out of 10 children cannot read for meaning. This is not a typographical error.

Where 75% - 80% of learners in the country are relegated to low quality education, because they cannot afford quality, the cycle of poverty continues.

Children who cannot read, cannot grow into adults who participate in a democracy.

African Angels is a dynamic non-profit organisation who run a school - the African Angels Independent School. We believe that providing quality education to financially disadvantaged children is the most effective way to drive social and economic change in South Africa.

African Angels  steps in as the only chance for socioeconomically disadvantaged children in the rural Chintsa region in the Eastern Cape, to access  quality primary school education.

For themselves. For their families.  For South Africa.

Your support of African Angels gives our children a future.  Thank you.

School founder Lou  with Grade 6 students
School founder Lou with Grade 6 students
Learners practicing reading to other learners.
Learners practicing reading to other learners.
Children are loved and adored at school.
Children are loved and adored at school.
Past Angels can win bursaries to fine high schools
Past Angels can win bursaries to fine high schools

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Dec 21, 2017

Happy Holidays from African Angels

Our joyous Xhosa themed 2018 prize giving concert
Our joyous Xhosa themed 2018 prize giving concert

The Angels and their teachers are now taking a well earned break and we hope that you are too.  Our school is closed until the second week of January, and we are busy doing maintenance, and preparing to welcome 134 children back in 2018. 

We have had a remarkable year of achievements at the school, and say farewell to our first graduating Grade 7 class as they go onto their high school careers.  Our end of year prize giving had a traditional Xhosa theme and it was a joyous occasion.

From all of us at the school we wish you safe and happy holidays and we'll be in touch in 2018.

Love from Lou and the Angels.

Hlumela receiving her Christmas parcel
Hlumela receiving her Christmas parcel
Indie at her Grade 7 farewell dinner
Indie at her Grade 7 farewell dinner

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