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Ethembeni

Region Ethembeni
Date started 2000

The mission of the Education Support Programme is to bring hope to vulnerable children in Mpophomeni through education by supporting children in Grades R to 12 with their school learning to; develop their thinking, learning, academic and interpersonal skills in fun, dynamic and novel ways; and to influence and equip them to become positive leaders within their families, friends, school and local communities.

Main activities/objectives:

A team of education leaders do the following:

  • Support children with homework and assignment challenges.
  • Lead daily maths and language sessions (grade R-12) and additional science and LO sessions (grade 8-12) with the objective build foundational skills.
  • Direct a daily individual reading programme with the objective of developing reading and comprehension skills.
  • Lead extra activity sessions weekly, with sessions such as cooking, sewing, craft, drama and games with the objective of furthering opportunities, practically applying learning, and developing interpersonal skills.
  • Provide mentorship support individually to children and in small gender and
  • age-specific groups daily.