Centre of Excellence at a Township School



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.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

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.

How will this project solve this problem?

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

Potential Long Term Impact

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.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: £283

Funding Information

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 £283 .  The original project funding goal was £60,137.


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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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Greater Good South Africa

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Project Leader

Salma Seedat

Constantia, South Africa

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