To continue running our school and providing for our children we have ongoing expenses which need to be funded. Needs – Zeekoegat Primary School Project are below :

 

Additional Teaching Staff – Our school of 91 children is allocated 3 Teaching Staff by the Western Cape Education Department of which one is the Headmaster. We have many children with learning disabilities due to Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Therefore in order to make classes smaller, we as the Trust employ extra Private Teachers. These children still however need further remedial teaching. This is crucial in ensuring that these children will have an improved education by further focusing on their weak points being literacy & numeracy.  This improvement is crucial in helping us avoid closure, if we can show that our children are succeeding in these areas.

School Uniforms – With many parents struggling financially they can’t afford providing their children with school uniforms. In the Klein Karoo we have extremely hot summers & bitterly cold winters and our children need proper clothes and shoes to protect them from the elements & ensure that they are able to focus on learning.  Many children’s daily walk to school is 14km, if you don’t have shoes or you have no warm clothes and it’s cold, staying out of school is less painful…

Feeding Scheme – We provide 91 children with 2 meals a day, for many children this is the only meal they’ll get. We need to boost the range and quality of the food to have a direct benefit on improving their concentration levels and overall health, as the little that is provided by the Government is not enough.


Additional Healthcare – Testing of our children’s eyes and provision of reading glasses is much needed to avoid learning problems. Along with additional Medical Supplements & Preventative Healthcare, can help alleviate various Malnutrition & Health deficiencies.

Computer Lab – Computers are an essential part of the working world and we can’t afford the computers, software or the facilities required. Our children need computer skills!

Sports and Extra Murals – The school has no facilities or equipment for Sport, Music & Art.We believe that these facilities will give our children healthy bodies & minds.

Additional Mobile Classes – We are now also embarking on a huge Fund Raiser to raise close to R250 000 required to add an extra Classroom and Teacher for Grade R.  

A School Building – We currently are doing the best we can with the Prefabricated Classes, however it’s a far cry from a basic and fair environment.  These prefabricated classes are only a temporary solution, as these classes have a limited lifespan. A dream of building a new school remains at present a far off challenge, as this requires large capital donations. Below are the proposed plans for our the new school building.

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