This project aims to transform a middle-school in Khayalitsha, one of South Africa's biggest and poorest townships, into a centre of excellence for Mathematics, Science, English and Computer Studies.
Khayalitsha is a deeply impoverished area, where the crime rate is high, unemployment is widespread and a quarter of the adult population is infected with HIV/AIDS. A third of all children in Khayalitsha do not attend school at all, and there is a critical shortage of good quality matriculants in Maths, Science and Computer Studies emanating from Khayalitsha schools. Without a decent education, these children will struggle to become independent, productive members of society.
The project will improve the facilities at the school by stocking a new school library, as well as providing materials for teachers to use in the classroom. It will also provide materials and training to teachers, and after-hours tutoring to students
A solid grounding in middle-school will allow these learners to achieve their potential at high school, and go on to tertiary education. In the long term, this has the potential to create highly-skilled and employable young people.
It is crucial that young people with a talent for maths and science have a good education. It will give them better opportunities in life, and will add vital skills to the South African workforce. - Peter Oxenham, Manager, SERI
Total Funding Received to Date: £282
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding.
Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as
indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the
"Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled £282
The original project funding goal was £60,136.
Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
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