I Learn to Live currently works with school children and predominantly unemployed youth. Our main focus for both groups is providing additional education opportunities, in the form of programmes created by organisations with a love of learning. Maths, science, coding, designing, coding – all fun, interactive and exciting when taught well!
I Learn to Live is not a teaching centre, or a school. Our intention is to provide the children in our community with additional education input that has the potential to fill the gap created by a lack of qualified teachers. The programmes we administer were created by non-profit organisations specialising in specific fields of STEM, second language teaching, as well as problem solving.
Primary School Children - Grades 1-7
High School Children - Grades 8-12
The unemployment rate and education status, according to 2011 StatsSA census statistics, for the Umlalazi and Umhlathuze local districts:
If you think that’s dire, here are the 2017 stats:
Youth Unemployment Rate in South Africa increased to 55.9% in the second quarter of 2017 from 54.30 percent in the first quarter of 2017. (Trading Economics)
Youth who participate in our programmes, are asked to volunteer in the afternoons at the various after care programmes we run, for school children. This provides the youth with work experience, to add to their CVs.
We are currently working on our 2018 programme, which will include:
- Leadership training
- Entrepreneurial training (for those with an express interest in starting a small business)