Current Projects - High School
Silikamva High School is an established public High School adjacent to the Imizamo Yethu informal settlement catering to the needs of the community. This is a growing institution with 450 learners currently, and new classes being added every year. As of 2019, the Western Cape provincial government has built a new modern school on this site.
⇓ Remedial help
At the high school, the Ubuntu volunteers are involved on a daily basis providing remedial assistance to learners struggling in English. The volunteers receive mentorship and support from various sources to better equip them with the skills they need to effectively assist their learners.
⇓ Virtual Reading Gym
After identifying the obstacles many learners face when it comes to reading and comprehension, the virtual reading gym was introduced to Silikamva high, their aim is to assist learners who find reading challenging by use of an online reading program, read more about them here. By partnering with the school the Ubuntu volunteers work twice a work with learners using the reading program to improve literacy and comprehension.
Results: In all areas, we have built up a good reputation. All teachers are working together with us. We know the children and their environment and the children know us and trust us. It works exceptionally well to be involved in all different overlapping areas. We hear and see a lot that we can use to help the children and their families. Occasionally we have a meeting with the principal to coordinate all activities, discuss the challenges with the different students and make plans to help them.