After the success of "Help South African children achieve in Maths" GlobalGiving Project we are scaling this Project to 3 additional schools. Education is the key to break the poverty cycle for children from township communities. In South Africa only 35% of learners age 12-13 pass Maths. GSES uses a per-child, online Maths program to promote learning & to track children's progress from these challenged communities. This individualised approach allows teachers to provide support to each child.
Learners from the three Primary Schools supported by this Project come from previously disadvantaged, lower socio-economic communities. Children are facing daily challenges caused poverty, substance abuse, gangsterism & crime. These children need a quality education to realise their potential. We want to give these at-risk children a realistic chance to succeed and break this poverty cycle by providing them with a strong foundation in Maths.
Schools need support to raise their achievement in Maths. GSES will implement a comprehensive Maths development program that integrates online per-child activities & assessments, teacher support, per-child progress analysis & targeted per-child support. Children complete online Maths exercises on a weekly basis & get immediate feedback. This feedback motivates children to learn & improve their results. These online assessed activities allow teachers to effectively monitor & support each child.
This Project will target achievement in Maths in three Primary Schools allowing children the opportunity to progress in this key subject at higher levels (Secondary and Tertiary). The real-time feedback & analysis given to the teachers improves the quality of teaching, impacting learners on a continuing basis beyond the life of this Project. There are currently about 3,000 learners at the three supported Primary Schools.