Township schools and Khayalitsha in particular, have extremely poor matric pass rates. Many homes have no space to do their homework and no literate adults to motivate and assist them in their studies.
The Clubhouse has been fitted out with trestle tables and benches where the youngsters gather after school to do their home work prior to sports practice.
Electrical connections have been renovated, phone line installed and with it an internet connection serving computer terminals.
Classes in computer skills have been popular and additional computers are required.
Students from surrounding schools and community members use the Clubhouse for work and meetings. We have letters of appreciation from school principals crediting us for improving learner grades.
“Laduma” is sponsoring 6 unemployed club members wishing to commit to a nine month vocational training course covering a range of options.
As the townships are isolated from the city proper, we arrange visits during school holidays and some week-ends to places of interest to broaden horizons and build confidence – the science centre, concerts and plays, nature walks…
Talks on health and nutrition are organized on Sunday afternoons. Similarly with persons of inspirational interest.
Towards the end of the season we invite persons with special understanding to evaluate the season’s work.
At a recent Community meeting in a packed Clubhouse there was unanimous approval and support for the activities of the club. This was heartfelt and there could be no better endorsement !