Lockdown Food Initiative
During the national pandemic we cannot continue with our usual Saturday School classes. However, we refuse to sit at home while the country is in need!
EduLift SA is currently running a food initiative called Meals For Life. We are hoping to collect #BreadAndSpread as well as non-perishables for our EduLift SA students, their families and some 2000 other beneficiaries through our partners.
We are partnered with Christway Safe Haven (religious and social services) and TLC Children’s Home.
Please find more information regarding our food drive under the Meals For Life tab here on our website.
There is a clear disconnect between private and government education. Students from underprivileged communities are at a disadvantage. Poor resources coupled with overcrowded classrooms are causing students with massive potential to fall through the cracks of the education system.
In 2018 only 33,6% of learners that wrote the Matric exams obtained a Bachelors degree pass with a significant proportion of those students attending private education institutions.
Our mission is to assist Grade 6 – Grade 12 learners from underprivileged communities in bridging knowledge gaps that they may have with work in the CAPS syllabus such that they may achieve a Matric certificate with Bachelors degree pass.
What Do We Do?
We offer free supplementary lessons in Mathematics, English & Natural Sciences. Lessons are held from 9:00 – 13:30 at Crawford College Lonehill every Saturday during the government school term. The lessons follow the CAPS curriculum outlined by the Department of Basic Education.
We work together with the Crawford College Lonehill Community Outreach team to ensure that we have a large base of student volunteers to compliment our teachers during classroom activities and exercises. Classes are small which facilitates individualised attention and learning.
We provide our students with lunch during their break, and offer free feminine hygiene products to our female learners.
Our Vision is to have 1000 students in multiple separate Saturday school programmes in Johannesburg by 2025. We hope to open our second programme at the start of 2022.