Homeschool packs delivered
On the 6th of July 2020, we reopened schools after a South African national lockdown that lasted more than 3 months. In this period, Molo Mhlaba operated a Whatsapp homeschooling groups ensuring that while the physical school was closed, the doors to learning remained open to the 120 girls enrolled at our school.
Moreover, we supported our 120 families with emergency COVID-19 humanitarian relief in the form of food parcels, hygiene products, airtime and data bundles, and homeschool materials. Between April and June we have had the following impact:
- 170 food vouchers delivered to families in our school community to ensure that they could alleviate hunger in their homes,
- 305 food parcels delivered to our families,
- 240 hygiene products (containing sanitizers, face masks, face cloths, soap, tooth brush and tooth paste, tissues, toilet paper and pamphlets with COVID-19 safety educational materials) delivered to our families
- 240 homeschool materials with LEGOs, play dough, books, art and craft materials and stationery was delivered to our girls.
As a school that provides two nutritious meals a day to the girls, we added this component to our model as a response to the real challenges children face with every day hunger at school. During the lockdown, it was critical that we provided much needed food relief during this time that had rendered many of our parents unemployed or were prohibited from earning a living from the formal and informal economy in South Africa.
Your continued support ensured that we could speedily respond to the food security threats faced by our girls and their families and continued to support their learning whilst at home.
We are now back at school and the South African economy continues to open up at a slow pace meaning that many of our families remain in desperate economic situations.
We have a target to provide an additional 120 food parcels, 120 homeschool materials and hygiene products to the girls for September 2020 valued at R70 000 ($4600).
Thank you for your continued support and we urge you to give what little you can towards our September goal.
Hygiene packs delivered
Storytime in socially distant class
Doing science in the new classroom set up