Ubuntu strives to teach young people basic education such as reading, writing, basic arithmetic, and more. On a weekly basis, a mobile center (a mobile library, social worker, nurse) visits four disadvantaged schools to support both children and their parents with essential services. In the mornings, volunteer participants tutor students, work with small groups assisting teachers, marking papers, accelerating academic performance while forming meaningful relationships. Our afterschool program allows participants to engage at a meaningful level with our students. The after-school programme therefore keeps children engaged, through academic support, extracurricular activities including health & wellness programme.
LITERACY, NUMERACY AND LIFESKILLS
There is a critical need for an innovative approach to addressing the challenges of pre-primary and primary school education in South Africa. One of our primary goals is to inspire interest in literacy, numeracy and life skills through interactive activities that are stimulating and exciting for young people. In such a way, we would be able to apply innovative approaches to the current challenges that exist within basic education in South Africa.
Our programs include homework assistance, math’s literacy, performing arts, Peer Education, and Special outings. We operate in five after school care centers located in the Cape Flats. Our programme is based on educational and cultural activities that seek to strengthen self-confidence for the future of young people in the country. Our program is aimed at learners from Grade R to 12 and involves education, sports and life skills programs. Children attending the after school participates all the aspects of our program.
University fairs provide a great way for students and parents to get information about a lot of different universities and colleges at once. Ubuntu Bobethu works with Universities and high schools to arrange and host university/college fairs. This program brings together a large selection of colleges and universities to showcase their program offerings to potential university/college applicants. It allows an opportunity for high school students to speak to representatives and gather information.