Where we work, the schools are within a large informal settlement that is not recognized by the government. Schools exist because community members care about the future of the community and its people. This can sometimes mean employing teachers who aren’t qualified.
We have partnered with one of the most well known organization in Kliptown that offers a safe space for children to go to after school for meals, tutoring and extracurricular activities, supplementing the education they receive.
In South Africa, 30% of 15 to 19-year-old school girls report ever having been pregnant and girls aged 15 to 19 are between 3 and 8 times more likely to become infected with HIV than their male peers.