The school year has almost come to an end. In a few weeks, final examinations and assessments will have been completed. School will close for another long summer break and Cape Town will go into holiday mode. So what have we achieved since the start of the year you may ask.
61 little Grade R learners have enjoyed 4 hours a week with Aunty Lydia, our retired ECD expert, who continues to shape little people on two mornings every week. Our volunteers have loved, coached guided and encouraged 60 Grade 1 learners, giving them a fighting chance at promotion to the next grade. The ladies from the community have made a staggering 33 600 sandwiches over the year which has satisfied hungry tummies each day. The libraries were visited by 1350 pupils across our schools and 40 ballroom dancers rehearsed twice a week as Uncle Leon put them through their paces. A total of 22 buses carried 1350 learners to interesting places across the peninsula and surrounds. Hats, puppets, pencil holders, bunnies, baskets and brightly decorated fishes and more, made over 31 sessions, took pride of place in 61 homes. Our ballroom teacher and library assistants, previously unemployed Manenberg residents, have been able to provide for their families daily.
Are we changing lives? Are we making a difference?
We will let you be the judge.