Selected from the projects that Gumboots supports, six girls were chosen to be the first group to attend the St Mary’s Saturday School in Waverley Johannesburg. This is a Supplementary Education Program for the last 4 years of high school and covers all subjects (and more) in order to get a good final Matric pass!
To go into Grade 9 in 2015:
• Angel Shongwe from East Bank High School
• Carla Zimba from Realogile High School
• Thatohatsi Makgotla from United Church School
To go into Grade 10 in 2015:
• Lona Mashagane from Pholosho Secondary School
• Lindokuhle Magula from Pholosho Secondary School
• Pamela Tshuma from United Church School
St. Mary’s has a 25 year history of running a successful outreach education project for children in Alexandra township. The school provides a Saturday and holiday program of high quality teaching for 300 children annually. This includes their transport, books and materials. Lessons in all key subjects take place at St. Mary’s where the Alex children have access to very fine facilities and a lunch provided by St. Mary’s pupil volunteers. For more information about the program see the latest Annual Report.