It is a statistical fact that the crime rate is inversely proportional to the education level of the culprit. Kids who grow up in impoverished families were the importance of getting an education is not stressed enough, are more likely to be living out on the streets, doing drugs, joining gangs, or ending up as criminals. Kids who do not have a good education in school are more likely to have difficulty with finding jobs, getting into college, or staying out of trouble with the law.
Teaching students how to study is as important as teaching the subject matter but this most basic skill is not taught in our public school system. Learning how to study is not difficult at all and once you know how to do it, you’re set! Our Adopt A Matric project has just started – we aim to raise R35,000 through Jumpstarter Crowd Funding to fund study skills workshops in 3 “no fee schools” in Gauteng for 300 impoverished children – starting with 300 Matric students whom the Department of Education has identified to us as “learner’s at risk”.
These workshops to be held in Term 1 of 2017 in District 11 (Jnb South to Vaal) as a project for the Department of Education, who will then aid with funding for future workshops in all no fee schools in Gauteng. Our ultimate aim with the GED is to get study skills included in the National Curricula!
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