On Saturday morning 10 members from Midrand Chapel congregated at Steve Tshwete Secondary School in Olievenhoutbosch and assisted the Grade 10 learners with extra lessons in English, Maths and Science.
Over the past few years this school’s Matric pass rate has steadily declined. Sammy Leballo, a missionary and church planter from Midrand Chapel, identified this as an avenue to build bridges into the community. The children’s need, matched with the Chapel’s skills and Sammy’s mandate mean that the community can see a group of Christians authentically making a difference.
20 learners and 10 tutors arrived. At the end of the morning it was agreed that the programme will need to run twice a month to be successful. Each Saturday two tutors would be required for each subject (if my Maths is correct that means six a week). The groups will be broken into three smaller units and rotated at 45 minute intervals through the English, Maths and Science classes. The classes will run from 8:30am until 11:30am.
Tentatively the dates are:
- 10th and 24th of April
- 8th and 22nd of May
- 10th and 24th of July
- 7th and 21st of August
- 4th and 18th of September
- 2nd and 16th of October
Maybe you could help? We need more tutors for this to be successful. People need only to commit to one week a month. If you could assist tutoring English, Maths or Science could you please drop a comment and I’ll get the details to you. Maybe you can’t tutor but could assist someone who can (mark class tests so the results can be given at the end of the class, make sure the boards are clean, that there’s chalk available, assist the kids… whatever).
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