After-school programme in full swing

Ninety-five young people have joined the Advance Edukos Foundation after school programmes.

Advance Edukos Foundation after-school programmes are now in full swing.

Their after school programme, which started on Tuesday March 2 currently has about 95 young people registered.

Founder, teacher and facilitator of Advance Edukos Foundation, Wendy Abrahams, 48, from Bayview.

Founder of Advance Edukos Foundation, Wendy Abrahams, 48, from Bayview started the after-school programmes during lockdown in June 2020. It ran until December, reaching 95 pupils through its various initiatives.

Ms Abrahams taught at Dennegeur Primary School in Strandfontein during lockdown

Ms Abrahams has degrees in Senior and FET Education and Psychosocial Education and is currently doing her master’s in socio-education.

“There was a need to keep young people informed and busy with education as well as art, activating their thinking skills,” she said.

Ms Abrahams would visit the pupils at their home or they would visit her at her home for the after-school programmes. The programme was run this way because the early stages of lockdown did not allow for group gatherings.

Board member, Laura Spannenberg, hosts after-school programmes in the garage of her Rocklands home.

“My sister has to turn some young people away as it usually reaches full capacity because of the children’s interest to be a part of the programme,” she said.

They have also partnered with the Refuge Pentecostal Church in Bayview and the 9Miles Project which have offered the Advance Edukos Foundation space to run their after-school programmes.

They offer therapeutic art classes, numeracy, literacy, tutoring, science, technology engineering and mathematics programmes as well as gender-based violence awareness programmes and vocational skills.

The programmes are free to pupils in grades 4 to 12, in Rocklands, Strandfontein and Bayview.

If you would like to assist them with donations for their after school programmes or need anymore information, email them on admin@advanceedukos.org.za or Whatsapp them on 0781413183.