Education for Vulnerable Children
We have been working with Jabulo Primary School in Soweto since 2013. The school has grown from its humble beginnings as a creche' centre to a fully fledged school. As the centre grew and developed, this project has helped to cater for its diverse and ever-changing needs. Currently, funds are used primarily to fund a feeding programme and to cover wages of some of the teachers that work at the school.
Jabulo is in the slum of Kliptown, a particularly deprived area of Soweto. Many children canít access education due to lack of facilities, resources and funds for teachers. This means that families and communities struggle to break the cycle of poverty. Lack of teaching staff due to funding is common and a huge barrier to childrenís education. Health issues, in particular, hunger and its related ailments, keeps children away as food is prioritized over education.
Donations made to this project are used to subsidise teachersí wages and the Jabulo Feeding Programme, which has been running since 2014. By ensuring that teachers can get paid, we are able to provide consistency for the staff and children. The feeding programme feeds over 200 children two nutritious meals a day.
Consistent wages mean that the teachers can focus on delivering lessons and provides essential continuity for the children. The feeding programme improves the health and wellbeing of children. Access, to what may be the only meals they receive in a day, incentivizes families to send their children to school. Children who are fed nutritious meals at school will be more able to engage with school activities and have greater prospects of reaching their full potential.
For every R100 you donate, R80 goes directly to our projects and the other R20 helps us carry on our work.