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.
The African Angels School is a school for the children.
4 October 2010 - Conversation by English Speaking Haarlem
Thank you to everyone that has donated so far - we have twice exceeded our target! African Angels can do so much with this money - we will update you all on what they use it for. Rich Bullock has made a short...
27 September 2010 - Conversation by Johannes van Eeden
What a great project - congratulations on reaching your target!