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Build a solar - powered classroom in South Africa

by Greensleeves Children's Trust
Build a solar - powered classroom in South Africa
Build a solar - powered classroom in South Africa
Build a solar - powered classroom in South Africa
Build a solar - powered classroom in South Africa
Build a solar - powered classroom in South Africa
Build a solar - powered classroom in South Africa
Build a solar - powered classroom in South Africa
Build a solar - powered classroom in South Africa
Build a solar - powered classroom in South Africa
Build a solar - powered classroom in South Africa
Build a solar - powered classroom in South Africa
Build a solar - powered classroom in South Africa
Build a solar - powered classroom in South Africa
Build a solar - powered classroom in South Africa

Summary

Greensleeves Children's Trust is a home and school for 55 children who have either been orphaned or come from abusive and vulnerable backgrounds, located in South Africa. The Trust plans to build a self - sufficient classroom powered solely by renewable energy, which will help provide an education for these children, while reducing our impact on the environment.

$10,595.73
total raised
90
donors
0
monthly donors
6
months

Challenge

In the Eastern Cape, children from disadvantaged backgrounds, many of whom are growing up with no parents and in poverty, have limited access to quality primary education owing to overcrowding and under-resourcing of state schools (UNICEF, Table 7). With 40% of schools having a class size of 40+, these children have little opportunity to set a solid foundation, which limits their ability to succeed at high school and look to a hopeful future. This project will directly benefit our 55 learners.

Solution

In response to this problem, our school in East London provides quality primary education to children from all backgrounds, 60% of whom are classified as orphaned or vulnerable. This project will provide our 10 Grade 3+4s with their own classroom where they can receive a quality education that will provide them with the essential foundation that all children require in order to have a hopeful and productive future.

Long-Term Impact

Building a classroom today will not only benefit our 10 current Grade 3+4s, it will also benefit similar numbers of pupils year on year. So in 10 years' time, for example, another 50 disadvantaged Grade 3+4s in East London will have had the opportunity to enjoy good-quality schooling, and improved life chances. The use of solar power ensures we have long-term financial sustainability and with the added benefit of a reduced impact on the environment!

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.greensleevessa.com
Greensleeves Children's Trust website
Greensleeves Children's Trust Facebook page

Organization Information

Greensleeves Children's Trust

Location: East London - South Africa
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Greensleeves Children's Trust
Sarah Bentham
Project Leader:
Sarah Bentham
East London, South Africa

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