Gift of the Givers Provides Education in Vuwani
We arrived in the Vuwani area of Limpopo on Thursday 2nd June. We were asked to focus on the matric students of Radzambo Secondary School in particular and assist them via a catch up programe. 90% of learners lost their textbooks in the school fires, leaving them and the school teachers with no resources.
Not only was the school burnt, windows were smashed, desks and chairs destroyed, teaching resources like T.V’s, projectors, printers were also ruined in the protests.
Gift of the Givers delivered a 8 tonne truck of essential materials to surrounding high schools in the Vuwani area. Items delivered included 80 000 pieces of stationary, 100 litres of Dulux paint, paintbrushes, food parcels, mealie meal, printer cartridges and farm animal feed.
The Department of Education has agreed to let these matric students write their mid-year exams within the upcoming weeks. Since we had next to no resources for these learners we have used Mindset educational materials and videos (learn.mindset.co.za) within our catch up lessons. Also offering extra lessons to all students after school hours. Anything to assist them in catching up on missed content and increasing their confidence for these exams.
Gift of the Givers began repairs on Radzambo Secondary School. We had a class of 22 matric students. As the school did not have electricity, on Tuesday Chief Matsila assisted us by relocating all the students to his lodge where we could use his conference room and projectors. He also provided lunch for the students. The number of students increased to 33 on Tuesday. Wednesday that number grew to 61 and today, we have a total of 72 students. These matric students come from other schools in the area, namely Ongedacht, Mudinane, Vhafamadi, Khwara, Ramauba, Maligana, Rehshikwekwete, Theocentric and Matodzi Secondary Schools.
We expect to host more matric learner’s tomorrow.
The kids have done really well this past week, we’re incredibly proud of their dedication and the responsibility shown for taking their future in their own hands.