Boosting school readiness in a 1000 homes

by Starting Chance Trust Vetted since 2018
Boosting school readiness in a 1000 homes
Boosting school readiness in a 1000 homes
Boosting school readiness in a 1000 homes
Boosting school readiness in a 1000 homes

Summary

This project will help parents to enable their children to have a great start at school. Many parents do not have the skills or resources to help their children on their educational journey at home. But they have passion and a desire for their children to succeed. The workshops will provide parents with skills and resources so that they feel empowered and encouraged to help their children avoid the education poverty trap and secure a better future. 1000 children will benefit from this project.

$6,000
total goal
$324
remaining
60
donors
0
monthly donors
1
fundraiser
6
months

Challenge

There are currently more than 20,000 children in the Mfuleni township requiring early childhood education. 8 out of 10 South African children cannot read for meaning by the age of 10 - they face being inescapably caught in the "education poverty trap". While access to quality early childhood learning programmes can contribute to solving the crisis, support in the home is vital for children to succeed. While parents want to help, many lack the knowledge, skills and resources.

Solution

If you start behind, experience shows you stay behind. Children who succeed are commonly well-supported at home. These workshops and resources will empower parents to support their children at home. The resources provide access to educational equipment linked to a daily educational programme followed at school. The workshops teach parents how to use them effectively. This enables parents to have fun with their children whilst reinforcing learning.

Long-Term Impact

Parental support is vital for children to have the strength and confidence to succeed in the face of challenges. School readiness provides children living in poverty with a Starting Chance to achieve numeracy and literacy developmental norms which are key to employability in adult life. Successful young adults strengthen communities in which they live and work as they uplift the quality of their own lives.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

https:/​/​www.startingchance.org.za
Starting Chance website

Organization Information

Starting Chance Trust

Location: Cape Town - South Africa
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Ali Corbett
Cape Town, South Africa

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