Khula Development Group is a registered
non-profit organisation (NPO) with the mission to promote a positive culture of learning and strengthen the value of education and school attendance.
Khula is active in Paarl (Paarl East) and Stellenbosch (Cloetesville and Klapmuts) in the Western Cape.
In South Africa, 40% of learners drop out of school before reaching Grade 12.
The importance of regular school attendance and education is often not recognized. Due to many different social factors, the manifestation of poverty, and the aftermath of COVID-19, it is easy for children to start a cycle of school absenteeism.
Parents have very little education
Social circumstances are desperate
Embarrassment about the lack of basic school necessities
Substance and physical abuse
Lagging academically and subsequent embarrassment from a difference in age
Peer pressure and bullying from classmates
REASONS FOR ABSENTEEISM INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
TO ACCOMPLISH OUR MISSION, WE RUN THREE PROGRAMMES:
Child Well-being Service
Child Well-Being Service
This service is supportive to the School2Home and Love2Learn Community Programmes. Referrals meeting a specific threshold of needs and risks are made to this support service.
The goal is to support vulnerable children through preventative interventions and collaboration with the aim to reduce risk of significant harm that impacts their safety, school engagement and well-being.
TO SEE EVERY CHILD FROM DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES ATTEND
SCHOOL EVERY DAY
To help children, parents, primary caregivers, schools and the community to value
daily school attendance to ensure education
GROW KHULA'S CAPACITY TO OFFER THE KHULA IN-SCHOOL SUPPORT PROGRAMS TO ALL PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN IN DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES, WHO NEED IT BUT DO NOT QUALIFY FOR REMEDIAL PROGRAMMES OFFERED IN THEIR SCHOOL.
TO WORK WITH PRIMARY CAREGIVERS AND PARENTS
To help primary caregivers and parents understand the value of education
To help primary caregivers and parents to assess and recognize their own need for education
To help primary caregivers and parents engage confidently with their children’s schools to ensure successful completion of their education
NURTURE ESTABLISHED RELATIONSHIPS WITH SCHOOLS
To demonstrate appreciation for school staff
To increase collaboration with school staff to ensure school attendance and successful school completion
To motivate communication between primary and secondary schools to ensure the successful transition of Grade Sevens to a secondary school
HELP PRIVILEGED COMMUNITIES UNDERSTAND THE RISK OF NOT BEING INVOLVED IN THEIR LOCAL COMMUNITY BY:
Advocate community involvement