Did you know?
- Having school uniforms improves school enrolment in disadvantaged communities by over 40%
- Having a school uniform reduces dropout and teen pregnancy rates
- 18 million people live below the extreme poverty line in South Africa on less than R35 (£2) per day
- More than 4 million children in South Africa are raised by their grandparents, that receive a monthly pension of R1 800 (£100) per month
One of our learners in the Afternoon Angels program *Lizo, lives in a small tin shack in Delft, a poor township in Cape Town, with his unemployed mother and two other family members. Their only source of income is a government child support grant of R480 (€27) per month. His family struggles daily to make ends meet, and a school uniform is a luxury they cannot afford.
Lizo is in Grade 1 at his primary school and looks forward to joining his peers in Grade 2 next year. His clothes, shoes and school uniform are torn. For Lizo, a complete school uniform would give him a positive start to his 2023 academic year.
You can help learners like Lizo…
Help us to assist 2000 disadvantaged learners in Ikamva Labantu’s afterschool care program, Afternoon Angels, throughout their 2023 academic year. Let’s play our part in the 4th Sustainable Development Goal to “ensure inclusive and equitable education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.”
Ways to donate:
- Sponsor a child with their full school uniform, including stationery, for just R750 (£45)
- Click on the button below to donate via the secured web page
“Our children are our future and one of the basic responsibilities is to care for them in the best and most compassionate manner possible.” – Nelson Mandela