Support programme for school children

2015-09-22 06:00
A few of the pupils who attend the after-school programme at the Jabulani Centre stand with their free meals they receive before being tutored. 

Chevon Booysen

A few of the pupils who attend the after-school programme at the Jabulani Centre stand with their free meals they receive before being tutored. PHOTO: Chevon Booysen

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After realising a need in the community for support for pupils who struggle at school, an after-school programme has been initiated.

Through the help of a school principal, community worker Yasmine Abrahams took it upon herself to offer the programme to struggling learners at her soup kitchen at the corner of Blackbird Avenue and Dove Road in Parkwood.

“I decided that I did not want to see children loiter when they are supposed to be in school. The programme started last week and so far we have children from Montagu’s Gift attending the after-school programme,” Abrahams says.

The after-school classes run every day from a Monday to Friday from 15:00 and currently, according to Abrahams, five teachers are assisting in tutoring pupils.

She further explains she is being assisted by the Wynberg principal who initially approached her with the idea.

“We only have one group attending the programme, but we’re inviting all pupils in the area to attend for free,” she adds.

Abrahams, who runs the Jabulani Centre in Parkwood, says pupils also receive meals when attending the classes.

“Our focus is on the kids of our area. I noticed that our children are dropping out far too much and the pass rate has been decreasing as well,” she adds.

Abrahams has urged residents, businesses or organisations to make donations toward the after-school programme.

“We need desks and reading material for the pupils who will be attending. The community should come together for our children’s future,” she says.


If you would like to donate any materials to the after-school programme, contact Yasmine Abrahams on 072 708 5080

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