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ABOUT US

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, Idas Valley and Klapmuts) in the Western Cape. 

 

"In South Africa, 4 out of 10 Grade 1 learners drop out of school before reaching matric". -DGMT Zero Dropout

The importance of regular school attendance and education is often not recognized.  Due to many different social factorsthe 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

  • Absent fathers

  • 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:

Our Programmes

TO ACCOMPLISH OUR MISSION, WE RUN THREE PROGRAMMES:

School2home Programme

  • To provide school- and home-based support of learners presenting with early warning signs indicating an increased risk of school disengagement and to promote learner and parental / household engagement in the child’s education.

Love2Learn Community Programme

To promote a culture of learning and strengthen the value of education and attendance through child & primary caregiver participation, youth activation and community collaboration.

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.

Vision

OUR VISION

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

PRIVILEGED COMMUNITIES UNDERSTAND THE RISK OF NOT BEING INVOLVED IN THEIR LOCAL COMMUNITY BY:

  • Advocate community involvement

  • Contribute in-kind

  • Funding activities

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