Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition)

Daycare head uplifts learners with difficulti­es


PARENTS in Soshanguve seeking help for their children with learning difficulti­es celebrated the success of a learner support programme run by Juliette Mfomadi, dedicated principal of Kamogelo Daycare in Soshanguve and a Scientolog­y Volunteer Minister.

The recent graduation marked the achievemen­ts of the pupils who participat­ed in the learner support programme and improved their literacy and school results from rock bottom to the stars.

Mfomadi serves as a beacon of hope for parents in her community. Her centre also serves as an after school care centre that caters to the children in her community who are struggling with barriers to learning. She has been providing learner support with great success and is now enabling children to read for meaning for over eight months, and shows no signs of slowing down.

Deeply concerned by the rate of drop outs and struggling learners in her community in Soshanguve, Mfomadi searched for solutions and came across a learner support programme offered by NPO Scientolog­y Volunteer Ministers.

After thorough training in the skills offered by the NPO, she decided to implement this in her community.

“I couldn’t stand by idly while the many children in my community lost hope in education. I created a Learner Support Volunteer group to take in troubled

children and help them with their study difficulti­es, and the results are spectacula­r and beyond expectatio­n,” said Mfomadi.

Despite school holidays and exam periods, her unstoppabl­e group of Learner Support Volunteers has been delivering outstandin­g results. Learners are thriving academical­ly, transformi­ng from children who once preferred to skip school to eager students.

“The transforma­tion is very rewarding.

It gives me hope for the future of the kids in Soshanguve,” said Mfomadi.

One grateful parent whose child has been attending the after school learner support programme said: “My son is now one of the top students in his class, serving as class president and a shining example. I am immensely grateful to this learner support programme in Soshanguve. Since my son started attending this after school programme, I have witnessed remarkable changes.”

Another mother expressed her joy: “My daughter now enjoys learning so much she even attends the programme during school holidays. When I asked her what she wanted to do for the holidays, she proudly said she is going to be at the after school care centre, learning instead of wasting time in the street.”

With a dedicated team of eight volunteers, Mfomadi believes she is bringing “very positive change” in her community.

 ?? | SUPPLIED ?? CHILDREN celebrate after improving their grades with a learner support programme run at a Shoshanguv­e daycare centre.
| SUPPLIED CHILDREN celebrate after improving their grades with a learner support programme run at a Shoshanguv­e daycare centre.

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