It is undisputed that nutrition and quality of preschool education is a primary determinant of the child’s successful education at primary and secondary school levels.
Studies in South Africa have shown similar results to extensive 40-year long research in the USA.
There were clear indicators that children who had previously attended preschools showed:-
The Adopt-a-Child’s Education programme costs R180 per child per month or R2160 per year to educate, care for and monitor the children. In all cases parents are obliged to pay at least a small portion of the monthly fee. Where they are unable to pay they provide services to the school in the form of maintenance, painting work, gardening or other odd jobs.
The principals and teachers identify the neediest children, which is then verified by the KET fieldworker. These are just a few of the profile entries of some of the desperate children on our programme:-
"uncle is a drug addict: mom is mentally challenged"
"her mother was murdered two years ago"
"he is an HIV child"
"father in prison"
Once the sponsor has pledged his/her support for a child’s education, and the fees are received by KET, a child is allocated to the sponsor. A photograph and history of the sponsored child is forwarded to the sponsor. A sponsor receives quarterly reports of the child’s progress in all developmental areas – emotional growth, fine and gross motor development, cognitive and social development.
A sponsor may choose to develop a relationship with their sponsored child; remembering birthdays, sending gifts and/or letters or they may prefer to remain anonymous. All gifts sent to the child are delivered via the Knysna Education Trust office, where the fieldworker personally delivers the gift to the child, explaining (with the help of a translator) where the gift has come from, and why it has come.
Complete the online sponsor form to sign up for the ACE programme and make a lasting difference.
You can make a direct payment with the reference: ACE- (yourname).
Account Name: Knysna Education Trust
Bank: Nedbank, Knysna
Account No: 1089006829
Swift Code: NEDSZAJJ
Register on our website (top left corner of our home page) and pay via credit card.
It's quick and easy!
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