We have run a number of projects over the years; some of these past projects were:
UK 6th Form Visit
For ten years, we provided an opportunity for young people in London to experience the impact of poverty and AIDS in South Africa by working in a school, painting and decorating the classrooms and teaching the pupils, making a difference to one school.
The aim of this project was to:
- Provide students in England with an opportunity to do something ‘special’ for as low a cost as possible so that students are not denied access because of cost.
- Involve the students in the project by expecting them to raise at least half of the cost of the project, however they can, rather than relying on parents to pay.
- Increase the students’ knowledge / understanding of the causes of HIV / AIDS and its impact.
- On return to England to provide a group of young people to work within the school to support in the education to prevent the spread of HIV / AIDS in England – no matter how hard staff try to inform pupils in schools they will not be as effective as having other students bringing their knowledge and experience to a lesson.
- To provide a unique experience for students in an impoverished school in the Valley of a Thousand Hills – a opportunity to mix with and develop the English skills of the local young people – a lasting memory in the form of a new building or classrooms redecorated.
- To involve some of the parents of the students in the Township in improving the environment of their school.
Replacing this project, is the SA Students Project.
Year 11 Sports Visit
In 2009/2011 UK sports leaders and pupils were given the opportunity to visit township schools to work with pupils developing their sports skills and providing teachers in the schools with an opportunity to learn about specific sports skills.