2020 was an incredibly challenging year, but with the support of our partners, your donations and the remarkable women and girls we serve, we made it safely into the 2021 academic year.
We kicked off the 2021 academic year on the 25th of January 2021 with all 110 girls returning to school. We launched our new class of 6-9 girls and are very excited to be part of their academic journey this year and beyond.
In the first term, the girls took part in astronomy classes, we continue our e-learning tablet programe with The Breteau Foundation. This partnership ensures that the girls at Molo Mhlaba have access to bilingual learnings apps in numeracy and literacy using donated tablets from The Breteau Foundation.
Our first school outing, after nearly 14 months of no educational outings, was to the Norval Foundation where the girls learnt about different mediums of art (sculpture, paintings, different installations).
Lastly, we have continued our Home School Partnership with Wordworks, supporting parents with numeracy and literacy materials in the home. Molo Mhlaba continues to gather materials and resources to help the girls and their families recover the learning gains lost in the prolonged South African lockdown of 2020.
We are grateful for all the support individual donations have made in our efforts to ensure safe, affordable, qaulity education for girls in their communities. As we charge full steam ahead for 2021, we are aware that COVID-19 is still very much with us, and we're determined to ensure our school keeps the girls safe and healthy during this period.
Norval Foundation outing
Anganathi working on The Breteau Foundation tablet
T.I.ME materials sent home
Simphiwe's Astronomy Project