Growing Child-, Parent- & Teacher-Friendly Schools

by The Extra-Mural Education Trust, operating as the Extra-Mural Education Project
Growing Child-, Parent- & Teacher-Friendly Schools


The project trains and supports teachers and parents in poor, marginalised junior schools in greater Cape Town to expand educational, recreational, personalised support, and service opportunities for 2 800 children in four key environments: at home, in class and extra-murals, and in the community.

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South Africa's public schooling system struggles to meet the real interests and needs of the growing child, society, and the world of work, most especially for marginalised, under-resourced communities and their children. At the same time, most of our public schools serving marginalised communities are empty (or under-used) for 2/3 of the year.


By empowering teachers and parents to collaborate at school, home, and in the community, we achieve: engaged and supportive teaching and parenting; learning-rich and supportive homes; more actively participatory and creative practices in class and extra-murals; children's improved interest, attitude, and performance; healthier and more mindful lifestyles; upskilling, employability, and good citizenship; and, underlying, optimal use of existing grassroots assets through holistic development.

Long-Term Impact

Provides solid basis for scaling up innovatively practical and flexible practices that optimise existing school community agency and assets for: improving the local school and its organisational and community base; establishing learning-rich homes; facilitating meaningful parent and community involvement, development, and support, as well as participation in and accountability for governance.

Additional Documentation

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


Organization Information

The Extra-Mural Education Trust, operating as the Extra-Mural Education Project

Location: Cape Town - South Africa
Twitter: @not applicable
Jonathan Gevisser
Project Leader:
Jonathan Gevisser
Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa

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