South Africa’s Literacy Crisis

“In South Africa, 78% of Grade Four children cannot read for meaning (PIRLS, 2016). International studies show that our results are worse than those even of other low-income African countries. Grade repetition is high during the Foundation Stage, with associated costs for children’s self-esteem and motivation to learn, and for the education system as a…

Children At Risk in Our Local Communities

On our door step, is Westlake township of 12 000 residents, Lavender Hill township of 25 897 residents, Masiphumelele Township of 30 000 residents, Imizamo Yethu Township of 33 600 residents, as well as Sun Valley, Ocean View, Capri, Crofters Valley and several others. “Many children face multiple deprivations from birth, which directly impact on their…

What We Teach

Kip McGrath Education Centres provides specialist tuition in English, Maths and School Readiness. The franchise was established 44 years ago and consists of 560 centres worldwide. We believe in the holistic development of each child and therefore teach additional disciplines such as fine-motor, memory, organisational and study skills. Kip McGrath Westlake prioritises creating a positive…

How Children Are Selected

We work closely with existing organisations to ensure the sponsorship is controlled, monitored and a suitable child is selected. Children are selected for varying reasons that may include being ‘at risk’ academically or socially, displaying minor learning difficulties, are the ‘head’ of the household or are altruistic.

Donations

Every donation helps and it is up to your discretion to decide what amount best suits you. We do kindly ask that your donation could be from R290. This is a once off payment. Your donation goes to a specific child. Learning and remediation takes time so we endeavour to enrol a child for at…

Please Donate Here

Payment Options: 1. EFT 2. Online Credit Card Payment 3. International Payments We would love to introduce you to your sponsored child and share their progress. Therefore, should you make a donation, please email us with your name/s so that we can connect with you. 1. EFT 2. Online Credit Card Payment If you would…