African Angels Trust

Cause Profile

African Angels Independent School, located in Chintsa East, just outside East London in the Eastern Cape, offers high quality education to some of the most disadvantaged children in the area, at a very low cost to parents / carers.  The Trust recognized that the standard of education at local public schools was in adequate and made the decision to establish a primary school to service orphaned and/or vulnerable children in the Chintsa East and Glen Eden areas in 2011. 

The school opened in 2012 at the site of an old farm high school, and after refurbishing classrooms and bathroom facilities the school was ready to begin.  Qualified and experienced teachers were appointed and the decision was made to start slowly, and expand as the school donor base grew. 

In 2012 the school opened with 1 x Grade R class, and a combined Grade 1 and 2 class.

In 2013 it expanded into a combined Grade 2 and 3 class, and in 2014 plans to expand into Grades R through to 4 – a total of five classes. 

Partnerships are made with parents/carers of the children where expectations are high – participate in parent/teacher evenings, work with teachers to manage behavior issues, participate in school events and support school systems and staff.  The school has close relationships with parents and carers of the learners and finds that participation at the school is welcomed by parents and in fact desired.

Educational Philosophy

  • African Angels believe that it is through education the cycle of poverty can be broken.
  • By delivering a high quality education learners then have the opportunity to enter high school with an exceptional foundation on which to build.
  • Classes are small (maximum 16) and as much attention is given to the emotional well-being of the child, as the academic achievements.

The African Angels School is a school for the children.

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