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SOUTH AFRICA’S EDUCATION SYSTEM IS IN CRISIS:

  • 50% of children do not make it to Grade 12 (which is approximately half a million learners each year)
  • 80% of South African schools are dysfunctional
  • We have the most unequal education system in the world: Of 200 black learners who start school, just one can expect to do well enough to study engineering. Ten white learners can expect the same result
  • In one study, maths teachers of 11- and 12-year-olds sat tests similar to those taken by their class. 79% of teachers scored below the level expected of the learners

Even though schools are shut and we can’t run tutoring sessions, we are continuing with tutoring our learners using technology, giving them access to online learning platforms and study materials. We are determined to keep Ikamvanites’ young minds stimulated and prepared for when schools open to ensure success in their academic careers.

Click on our Volunteer and Donate tabs to lend a helping hand during these dire times.

We encourage everyone to stay at home and practice good hygiene.