Township Roots Project

What is township roots all about? 

Township Roots exists to improve education in Nyanga, Cape Town. Through our programs we aim to help the young people of Nyanga stay out of crime and stay in school, all the way through primary and high-school and into university. 

Right now Nyanga has some challenges. 

•  The annual dropout rate of students in grades 1-8 is between 1% and 4%. Between grades 9 – 11 this grows to 12%. 

In response to this we focus our efforts on children moving from primary school into secondary school. We believe that if we can keep kids in school, we can keep them out of crime. 

What do we do? 

Township Roots runs exciting educational and life skills activities for kids aged 12-16 in Nyanga community after school hours, over weekends and during school vacations. Our young people are mentored both academically and socially to enhance their chances of succeeding in high school. We also partner our kids up with mentors – successful people from Nyanga who are eager to invest in the next generation. We even engage the parents of Nyanga, holding regular community meetings to pursue a vision of hope and opportunity. 

Our Plan 

How much does it cost us to run Township Roots for 40 students? 

We invite sponsors to select the area that they would like to support directly. 

T-shirts for the Learners R4000 

Marketing Banners R1400 

Refreshments for the Learners R2000 

Tutor Support – Transport for tutors R1500 

End of Year Excursion R7000 

Our financial accounts are audited each year by Spark* International. 

(We keep our operating costs as low as possible, and receive strategic, financial and operational support from Spark* International) www.spark.org.au.

from here… 

We are eager to talk with forward thinking South African companies and organisations who would like to partner with us in our vision for Nyanga. 

By investing in the young people of the community, we can work together to turn Nyanga around in a generation. 

We look forward to sharing more with you. Please contact us at the following details: 

Phone: +27812522375 

Email: bulelani@townshiproots.org 

Web: www.townshiproots.org 

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