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School of Hope

Earlier this year the Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, reported that South Africa achieved a 76.2% pass rate which is a 5.1% drop to the previous year. Access to basic education has been severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and the need for alternate learning institutions has become essential.

The School Of Hope, a foundation based in Cape Town, is addressing the need for a second-chance at education for the previously marginalised or youth who may be at risk. It is a place where learners can complete their high school education and make something of their future.

OneDayOnly, South Africa’s leading online daily deals site first came across the School Of Hope in 2017. The company has embarked on a series of initiatives to help the NPO with general up-keep and maintenance of school property, funds toward the tuition of learners, teaching equipment and stationary, PPE supplies for Covid-19 as well as new kitchen appliances and other miscellaneous contributions to the school, staff and learners. 

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School Of Hope opened their doors 22 years ago. In their first ten years, an average of 74 learners were educated per year and the last 3 years, they have educated an average of 165 learners, which is testament to the opportunity that lies ahead for the youth in a previously marginalised situation.

Ade Oyewo, Principal of School Of Hope says, “Although some of our teaching aid resources are covered by government subsidy grants, we are still very much in need of new laptops, financial support for internet and printing costs, maintenance of the equipment in classrooms, as well as day-to-day operational costs.”

OneDayOnly are no strangers to supporting programmess that positively impact communities. They publicly announced their support for #SaveSAWine, Shop Local Shop day and Restaurant Week XXL – initiatives all committed to keeping local businesses active. The School Of Hope is an example of how the business assists the youth of South Africa from low income townships that are in need of not only basic education, but also daily nutritious meals.

“We are big believers in giving back and supporting sustainability and growth in South Africa. The School Of Hope not only educate these children but offer them a meal every day too – in some cases, this is the only meal they get,” Laurian Venter, Director at OneDayOnly. “They have also set up a daily devotion and motivation station to help motivate and encourage these youngsters to reach their dreams,” she says.

To find out more about School Of Hope you can visit their website or Facebook  page.


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