Education on Wheels is the initiative of the Western Cape based company Cape Skills Development Centre, which was first established in 2017 to address the large number of children dropping out or not attending school in the Western Cape. The bus will be Cape Skills Development Centre’s signature project as it brings education to children and people from the previously disadvantage communities living in remote areas with no access to school or training facilities.
Education on Wheels is an important program at Cape Skills Development Centre. The bus will be re-modelled to become a mobile classroom equipped with basic supplies and a small media centre including computers, LCD projector and white screen for educational, audio-visual learning. Education on Wheels was built to reach out specifically to people living in the rural areas with in the Western Cape. In these areas, the people have no means of accessing training facilities unlike the suburbs where Cape Skills Development Centre is able to set up learning centres.
Twice a month, the bus will visit two to three locations where facilitators will offer three hour classes for students. To encourage literacy in communities living on the outskirts of the city, Education on Wheels becomes a mobile reading room in the evenings. It parks in an area for two hours, giving people access to a variety of books to read.
Education on Wheels (EOW) is an integrated approach towards improving the quality of education for people from the disadvantage and rural communities with in the Western Cape. It seeks to ensure education for all leading to their overall development.
The project will be implemented in the Western Cape by Cape Skills Development Centre. The key component of the project is a bus designed as a mobile class room to provide alternate educational facilities to people from the disadvantage communities and rural areas in the Western Cape. Efforts are being made to start this project at the beginning of the next financial year. Other key components of the project include a community based educational programme, school partnership programme and working with adolescent children from the community.
Cape Learning Skills Development Centre is a registered company, which main objectives are to educate, uplift and empower the disadvantage and rural communities in the Western Cape, South Africa .
For more information about what the company is aiming to achieve, please visit our Website: www.csdc.org.za, our Facebook page, Cape Skills Development Centre
While we are always in need of funds to develop our activities in the Western Cape, we wish to raise an initial amount of R 1 000 000.00 ($100 000) in order to establish a fully fletch educational bus in the Western Cape in January 2018 for the disadvantage and rural communities who are not in the position to access formal education for financial and/or personal reasons, and therefore, are not able to take advantage of the tremendous socio-economic possibilities that education provides. Within the same context, we wish to open a support centre for the Western Cape which will offer services such as basic education, vocational training, technical, administrative and developmental support to the creation of small local businesses, microcredits, as well as workshops on gender issues, basic health awareness and the importance of gender equality within households, communities and society as a whole.
Education and Socio-Economic Advancement are basic human rights in our country; however, in the Western Cape, hundreds of students are still denied these rights, and/or do not have the means to achieve it. Gender disparities are widespread issues and have devastating impacts on these people’s life: education and further empowerment can address these concerns.
This initial amount will cover all expenses, like college training rooms, accreditation, study material and training equipment such as computers and audio visual equipment for the project Education on Wheels, as well as operating cost for the 1 st 6 months of the project.
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