The programme is more preventative in nature and focuses mainly on school- and home-based support by way of an individualised support plan.
The cohort is Gr R – Gr 4. Our many years of collective experience indicated that to prevent school disengagement, early identification and mitigation of risk factors contributing to school disengagement is essential.
The referral criteria include the progression and retention status of a learner, school attendance, insufficient academic progress, learning difficulties and other social factors impacting school disengagement. The risk score will indicate in which Khula- or alternative support programme the learner needs to be accommodated. The focus of this programme is to address developmental delays, to provide emotional support and to be the link between school and home in terms of primary caregiver engagement in the learner’s education support plan.
Khula’s Paarl Branch is rolling out this programme in 4 schools. Two of which is in Chicago (New Orleans Primary & Orleansvale Primary) and 2 in Lantana (Nederburg Primary & Magnolia Primary), Paarl-East.
Stellenbosch is rolling out the programme in 4 schools namely Cloetesville Primary, Weber-Gedenk Primary, Pieter Langeveldt Primary and Klapmuts Primary.