Donate a session with psychologist, and let a child smile again
Children who attend school get to expand their worldview and think beyond the jobs available in their communities. As a result they get to dream bigger.
Challenges we are facing
However, the reality of many township schools gives a total different picture. The hardship and difficult circumstances, where children live in, cause for many of them not to achieve their dreams. People in the township are not seldomly living under the 1$ per day line as a result of unemployment. Consequently, they are facing every day challenges as hunger, substance abuse and crime. As a result children don’t get the attention they need to achieve in their academical performance. Class rooms with over 50 children, the lack of resources in schools, dealing with social and educational problems and hunger are often contributing to drop out. A life on the street is for many the only way to survive in life.
A shocking statistic shows that 78% of grade 4 cannot read. Sadly compared with the 49 other countries, South Africa is dead last –according The Pirls (Progress in International Reading and Literacy Study) report released in 2017. Furthermore, statistics show that in the Eastern Cape 46% of the children are dropping out before reaching grade 12.
Together we can #Let them smile again
Some children are living in very difficult circumstances, have been abused or have to deal with social traumas. As a result, children often stay away from school or are being bullied at school. Schools are not equipped enough to help those children. Consequently, the teachers have to deal with deviant behavior which is impacting the whole class. There is a huge need to assess those children by a psychologist to give school guidance, to determine whether further treatment or the help of a social worker is necessary. Furthermore, schools don’t have the funding for this.
Ready4Life has set up a fund to assist those children to pay for their sessions with a psychologist.
Help us to take care of the mental health of those children and donate a session with a psychologist. Donate € 15,- for a session, let a child smile again.