Donate a school uniform and get a child in the classroom
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 children are facing
However, the reality of many township schools gives a total different picture. The hardship and difficult circumstances under which children are living are causing for many 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 suceed 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 also contributing to dropout. A life in the street is for many the only way to survive.
A shocking statistic shows that 78% of grade 4 cannot read. Sadly compared with the 49 other countries, South Africa is dead last –according to 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 dream bigger
The simple fact that some families facing deep financial hardship and as a result are not able to support their children with school fees, uniforms, shoes and stationary is a reason for a child not to be at school. Ready4life has set up a school fund to assist those children to pay their school fees, uniforms, shoes and stationary.
Help us to get those children in the class room and donate a school outfit. Donate € 50,- for a school outfit and let a child dream bigger.