Excerpts from the latest newsletter:
Our offices opened on the 18th of January
after a restful break. We hit the ground
running to prepare the staff and centres
for reopening, only for the national
government to delay the reopening of
However, all After School Clubs opened so
the learners could receive their daily
cooked meal and snack.
Schools officially reopened on the 15th of
February. Some After School Clubs now
also host morning sessions to
accommodate learners who are not able to
attend school every day due to COVID-19
regulations. They receive assistance with
homework and school assignments.
WHAT WE HAVE PLANNED…
On the 1st of February, the Skills centre in
the Hemel en Aarde opened its doors as a
pilot project. This project is aimed at
providing young parents and youth with
learning difficulties with an opportunity to
further their education.
There are currently five Grade 10 learners
and one Grade 8 learner enrolled in the
programme for 2021. They make use of an
online training programme and the skills
centre coordinator will provide additional
support in person. We trust this project
will be a great success.
The past year has been tough and had some
negative effects on many businesses and
organizations. This, unfortunately, has resulted
in some of our donors withdrawing funding for
the current financial year or committing to a
smaller donation amount.
The loss of funding greatly affects our
programmes and we would like to appeal to
our contacts and supporters to consider
assisting with providing any leads on new
potential donors that might be interested in supporting one of our programmes.