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:
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.