The next fight for South African children and youths is to improve learning, empower them to fight social ills likes teenage pregnancy and in the process a new generation of leaders to move the country forward. Life Centre works in the rural villages of Kuruman to achieve these noble goals. Nelson Mandela reiterated that education as the only tool to get bring about equality, freedom and prosperity. This is the passion of Life Centre and we invite you to become a part of it.
Teenage pregnancy in South African schools is a massive challenge which keeps many children out of school or delays their education. This is common in poor communities like rural villages where generally literacy levels are very low. Thus our work will provide skills and knowledge to young girls and boys to deal with behavior which may hamper their education. 10 per cent of girls are affected on average. Children also drop out of school in such areas due to low performance.
Providing support to girls so that they are equipped to deal with the causes of teenage pregnancy as well as providing home support and helping them improve academically through further teaching in English is a good solution. English is the language o teaching yet it is not the home language for many of them. Leadership training provide intrinsic motivation so that children are fired up for their education and lives in general.
The project will keep children in school longer and improve their academic performance thereby improving chances of success in high school as well as in further education. This has a socio economic factor of improving employment and general economic development in the long term. In directly when girls are better educated the scourge of HIV infection is further reduced. Poverty will be reduced as more children remain in schools and are educated.