Primary & High School Children
At the beginning of 2019, we began implementing programmes at the local primary school, Ngqamazana. Together we are working towards improving literacy, through the NEEMA Foundation into Reading Programme with Grade 1-3 learners (approx. 270 learners), and improving maths understanding for Grade 6-7 learners (approx. 180) using Khan Academy and other online resources.
This has enabled us to extend our reach significantly, and we are thankful to partner with such a great school.
2875 (57%) of un- or under-qualified teachers in South Africa, are in KwaZulu-Natal's rural schools. Just like ours. While we're not a school, we provide children in our community with education support through fun, interactive and engaging programmes, to broaden minds and encourage creative thinking and problem solving.
Our youth programme is currently on hold, until we have resolved some of the bigger issues facing our youth, and their uptake of programmes offered.
We have limited our programmes to provide unemployed youth with basic computer courses, work readiness programmes, and additional online study units, through eStudy.
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)