Isiphiwo is a primary school in Harare, Khayletisha, Cape Town which services over 1 000 children from one of the poorer parts of Cape Town. This is a well-managed school where Rotary has been involved for over 6 years. The literacy ratings have been increased dramatically but it is still a battle to find the correct maths programme to install in the school. The maths rating remains pathetically low.
Currently each child has 30 mins per 1.5 children per week on a computer. A larger class has been set aside but needs to be equipped to increase each child’s exposure to using computers. This computer is also shared with teachers who need to do all their preparation and marking and reports in this centre as well.
Teachers in the foundation phase are sorely in need of additional training and workshops. Wynberg Rotary have already run a workshop with an ECD (Early Childhood Development) specialist and the recommendation is to link up with other schools in the area and hold regular upgrading of teachers capacity. The library was only started about 3 years ago and is something that needs continuous building up. Wonderful painting of the Grade R classes has been undertaken by 3 local Rotaract Clubs and will be continued.
The costs on this project could be higher depending on what aspects we can get donated.
I have just spent 5 weeks in the USA visiting clubs and making presentations. If you would like to know more, please do not hesitate to contact me.