We'd like to thank all of our supporters for their continued support of our school and its efforts to grow our model into a high impact network of small independent STEAM schools for girls across South African townships. Molo Mhlaba operates an extended school starting at 7:30am to 4pm, we provide students with two hot meals a day, we teach in isiXhosa and English, we expose students to robotics, computer programming and astronomy, and we build life skills and digital literacy.
In 2020, we have grown from offering STEAM focused curriculum to include yoga, ballet and contemporary dance. As we grow each year to reach, more girls, we are faced with the real need to grow from one campus to 10 schools by 2028. Operating a network of 10 Montessori PLUS STEAM primary schools for girls is our audacious goal as we move towards our VISION2028 to reach 2000 girls with safe, affordable, quality education in their communities.
The first quarter of the year kicked off strong with 108 girls enrolled at Molo Mhlaba School. Girls went on educational outings to the South African Astronomical Observatory to learn about astronomy and the advances that South Africa is making in the field. The second outing was to the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town to learn about marine life. The South African school calendar was impacted by the Corona viris and schools closed 2 days earleri and have been closed for the month of April 2020 with uncertainty as to when we will reopen.
Your continued support enables us to offer an enriched curriculum to our girls.
Now, more than ever, your support will ensure that we are able to provide food parcels to our families, deliver hygiene packs to all the households we work with and enable us to curate educational materials delivered to the girls in their homes so that learning can continue during lockdown.
Molo Mhlaba Class photo at the Two Oceans Aquarium