Centre of Excellence at a Township School

by Greater Good South Africa

Summary

This project aims to transform a middle-school in Khayalitsha, one of South Africa's biggest and poorest townships, into a centre of excellence for Mathematics, Science, English and Computer Studies.
$445
total raised
7
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

Khayalitsha is a deeply impoverished area, where the crime rate is high, unemployment is widespread and a quarter of the adult population is infected with HIV/AIDS. A third of all children in Khayalitsha do not attend school at all, and there is a critical shortage of good quality matriculants in Maths, Science and Computer Studies emanating from Khayalitsha schools. Without a decent education, these children will struggle to become independent, productive members of society.

Solution

The project will improve the facilities at the school by stocking a new school library, as well as providing materials for teachers to use in the classroom. It will also provide materials and training to teachers, and after-hours tutoring to students

Long-Term Impact

A solid grounding in middle-school will allow these learners to achieve their potential at high school, and go on to tertiary education. In the long term, this has the potential to create highly-skilled and employable young people.

Resources

http:/​/​www.greatergoodsa.co.za/​

Organization Information

Greater Good South Africa

Location: Constantia, Western Cape - South Africa
Website: http:/​/​www.greatergoodsa.co.za
Greater Good South Africa
Project Leader:
Salma Seedat
Constantia, South Africa

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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