South Africa is a nation with huge potential. Much of its future hope lies with the youth of this great country. Huge steps have been made by the post-apartheid regime to implement a fully inclusive and comprehensive education system for all. But the sad reality is that the quality of education that a child receives is largely dependent on their location and family wealth. As a result, many young ones quite simply don’t receive a sufficient level of education to prepare them for the future.
Furthermore, the influx of refugees to emerging cities such as Cape Town has put an extra burden on the already under resourced and overcrowded government schools. Most classrooms are filled with 40+ children to only one local teacher.
Many of the children that attend the public schools that we support come from broken homes where criminality and illiteracy are commonplace. Far too many children become a product of their environment and so become largely disengaged with formal education. The further difficulty lies in the fact that the schools seriously lack manpower and the resources to tackle these issues. In many cases the schools will offer little or no recreational activity such as sports and arts to help integrate some of the less enthusiastic learners.
I will be going to Cape Town in August 2017 to help reduce the burden on these teachers and and help those children who have learning difficulties. These children strive to learn and i want to be able to hep them further their learning.
Please help me in my funding to this project and in return i will be providing these children with an insight into a cultural education and bring them everyday essentials such as paper, pencils, colouring pens. Together we can make the difference.