Homework club needs furniture

2019-02-27 06:00
PHOTO: suppliedSome of the children who attend the homework club.

PHOTO: suppliedSome of the children who attend the homework club.

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JUST Like Heaven non-profit organisation from Imbali Unit 18 is in need of chairs and tables so that it can continue helping children in the area with homework.

The organisation was established in July last year and its aim is to keep children away from the streets and help them with their homework.

The homework club runs from Monday to Friday, and on Saturday children get to engage in sport activities such as soccer and showcasing their other talents.

Phindile Shezi-Mohlala, who is the director of Just Like Heaven, said the main issue is that they have had an influx of pupils attending the homework club and they do not have enough chairs and tables to accommodate them.

“We have just over 70 pupils from secondary and primary schools and we only have 11 chairs and four desks. The children are forced to share these few chairs. Three children sit on one chair and others sit on tables. If all attend some of them kneel on the floor,” she said.

She said they have thought about moving the venue to the main community hall because it is much bigger in size, but still they do not have chairs and tables and children will still sit on the floor and will have to clean the hall every day.

“For now we are using the side hall that is within the community hall premises. We really need help from anyone who can sponsor us at least with five tables that accommodate 10 chairs and 50 chairs. This homework club is very important to us because it helps our children to stay out of the streets and keep them away from drugs and alcohol abuse.

“I started this homework club because it broke my heart every time I saw children from our community sitting on the pavement because they have nothing to do. We meet with them every afternoon and help them with homework from Monday to Friday. On Saturdays we focus on their talents ...”

If you would like to assist you can email: jlhoah@gmail.com or call 065 992 3043.

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