MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION
THIS YEAR THE project is being launched in 24 schools: eight of the Western Cape’s mass participation opportunity and development (MOD) high schools are doing the maths intervention. (MOD centres have been created by the Western Cape Government to provide sport, recreation, art and culture to over 40 000 registered participants from disadvantaged communities and underserved schools.)
Some 400 to 800 learners will participate in the project. In 2016, the number of schools will be doubled, assuming there is a positive outcome, and thereafter the aim is to provide it to as many schools as possible that require it.
South Africa urgently needs to reboot its public education system to check youth unemployment and create school-leavers who contribute to the economy instead of being dependent on social welfare. More so, this country needs to tackle poverty and inequality. This project goes a long way to doing all that. Hopefully, it is highly successful and spreads far beyond the Western Cape.