These students come from an environment that features daily violence, glaring poverty, and inferior education. The schooling they receive is provided by caring but under resourced teachers and if they are fortunate enough to get a scholarship and attend a university they are competing against students who've had an education similar to an American student. These students do not have books, materials or computers in their homes. Programs such as this attempt to level that playing field.
This project will unite the skills of volunteer tutors with eager learners in an after school environment. The tutors will receive training, transport and materials will be provided for the center to include books, question papers, and technology.
This project will enhance the goal of the Shawco centers to provide tutoring for 800 learners during the school year, resulting in higher scores on their examination papers and admission to the elite universities of South Africa.