Extra Mile Revision Centre is a Matric Rewrite college situated in East London. For most of our students our school is an essential part of their lives. They count on us as community support, life coaching, physical fitness, stress relief, motivation and self esteem. Our school provides a holistic approach to mental and physical health and wellbeing.
This year covid has hit our business hard. As we know it has most, which is why it is so hard for us to ask for help. We know we aren’t the only ones in this situation. We love our community so much and couldn’t imagine closing our doors. So we are making one last effort to try to keep our doors open.
We were asked by the state to shut down on March 19th, While we are continuing to provide live internet classes, recorded classes and all other eLearning study resources to all of our students, regardless of ability to pay in this crisis, our rent and other financial obligations continue to come due.
There has been no funding for loans, unemployment, no stimulus available for the business, nothing. This has in turn highly affected the our staff and their families, as our employees have had to go for two months now without salaries.
We are asking for help to pay back rents, remunerate our staff and to purchase items required by the Department of Education in order to be in compliance to re-open.
We want our community to have a home to come back to. Our school, our community, and our programs are a lifeline for most of our students. We are an extended family.
All contributions we be used only for rent, remuneration of staff and for all expenses involved in preparing the school for re-opening. Any amount would be of great help, we are all eternally grateful for any support in keeping our community and it’s wellness home alive.
Thank you so much.