The LifeMatters Foundation helps school children from disadvantaged communities in Cape Town to read & write to enable them to continue their educational journey.
With 80% of Grade 4 children in South Africa unable to read in any language, The LifeMatters Foundation understands the education crisis South Africa faces. Our programmes serve to address many of the issues that schools are faced with, but are ill equipped to deal with. Join us in a movement to practically equip and empower the kids in our Cape Town community to stay in school and become functional, contributing members of society.
What we do:
We provide Grade 2 and 3 learners (ages 7 - 8) with one-on-one literacy and numeracy support to help them reach the necessary standard required to confidently continue in to Grade 4 and beyond. We also provide professional counselling for those who are at risk and require emotional support.
For older learners (ages 10 - 13) we provide counselling, life skills and mentorship to support them with the challenges experienced in their communities where drug and alcohol abuse, teenage pregnancy, gangsterism and high school drop out rates dominate everyday life.
Our goal is to provide more children with these opportunities but to do that we need your help. Please support our work - your contribution really can make a difference to a child's life.
R250 can pay for a child to receive 3 months of literacy support
R100 can pay for 6 sessions of one-on-one counselling for an emotionally at-risk child
R50 can pay for a child to receive 10 weeks of numeracy support
For more information: www.lifemattersfoundation.org