Help us to provide these children with improved life opportunities!
Given the associated challenges of entrenched poverty, illiteracy and poor service delivery, ensuring access to quality education in this remote rural area is our key priority as an organisation. Without access to quality education, and hence the availability of opportunities for employment, the community is stuck in a cycle of poverty –
- Children in primary school struggle to complete some of the most basic tasks which should have been mastered in Grade R and many are older than the average age (there is a 15 year old in Grade 1, for example).
- Grade 6 learners ‘graduating’ from the local government school fail to understand basic mathematical concepts, or to read or write with any fluency or comprehension.
- Most children from the village drop out of school before reaching matric
- Almost all adults are illiterate and innumerate.
Without a focused education intervention, there is little hope that the situation will improve for the children of the area.
We are committed to addressing these challenges and to broadening the scope of life opportunities for our children. As such, the BI is seeking funding for the continuation and growth of our education projects. These projects are aimed at the direct delivery of quality education to children in the village, the rehabilitation of local government schools, and the facilitation of community activism and participation in education. In line with excellent education policy throughout the world, our education initiatives begin with the preschool child.
Over the next year, our objectives are to deliver the following:
(1) Quality early childhood development services for 50 children at the Jujurha Preschool
(2) An effective after-school enrichment programme for ~70 learners per week from the local primary school
(3) An outreach programme aimed at parents and caregivers, to promote the concept of early childhood development in the home and to raise awareness of the importance of education
(4) An expanded library programme, offering books, educational resources, traditional story telling and computer training
(5) An expanded rural school mentorship programme, providing holistic support to a minimum of five local schools
Any assistance is much appreciated!
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