The children’s education needs are our greatest challenge.  Some never attended school, others were way behind the grade average.  Much effort has been taken to assess their lack of knowledge and to get them up to a standard where they can participate in acceptable mainstream or skills schools. One of the houses has a fully equipped classroom and we employ a dedicated tutor to supervise school homework, as well as a remedial teacher, who continues to work on bridging the gaps.  Due to severe trauma in their past, our children need additional counseling, OT, PT and speech therapy.   Their psychological well being is monitored as is their academic ability to enable the necessary interventions to be provided.

Costs increase year on year and the total Education budget for 2022 is R631,010 (nine children). See below, the detailed Education Budget for 2022:

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