ABOUT US

ABOUT US

WHO WE ARE

WE ARE HELPING HANDS

The Emagqabini Education Academy is an after-school programme, based in Khayelitsha, that helps high school pupils improve their school performance.

Co-founder Cindy Mkaza established the academy to provide support for children struggling with homework, after seeing her younger sister battle with her school results. She also realised that the academic struggle was not unique to her sister but a reality to many young South Africans, especially from under-resourced communities. As a result, the drop-out rate of high school learners in South Africa was 46% in 2016.  This means that many young people did not reach matric and this, leaves them vulnerable to various social-ills.

Our homework support programme used to take place in people’s living rooms in Khayelitsha. Each home hosted a tutor in a particular subject and the learners would rotate. Once the learner number grew we then moved to the nearby library. This year (2018) our learner number has tripled, we are currently supporting 60 learners in grade 8 – 12.

OUR FOCUSES

VISION

To see every school learner succeed in their high school career, regardless of their social status.

MISSION

The organisation’s mission is to uplift under-resourced communities through support in education & future planning.

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