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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.

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