Thursday, 29 September 2016

Support your local school in Cape Town

We At WEPS Really Need Your Support

This is an open letter to companies and individuals who may be in a posistion to support our school.

This is the first time we are seeking assistance in this manner.  However we are currently in desperate need of funds to sustain all our programmes at school.

Since we are a public school (classified among the richest schools in SA - Quintile 5), we only receive limited suport from WCED.  The fact of the matter is that although we are classified as a Quintile 5 school, we are in fact among the poorest schools in the country, due to the fact that we serve the poor communities such as Khayelistha, Langa, Nyanga, Crossroads and Woodstock to name a few.  More than 90% of our learners live in the black townships.

It is evident that most parents are finding it diffucult to make ends meet.  We can see this by the fact that almost 50% of our learners receive meals via our feeding scheme.  The limited financial support we've received from parents during this year further highlights this dilemma.  So far less than 37% of school fees and fund raising fees have been received for 2016.

Due to this our learners have not been using our computer lab (that was vandalised during the 2015 December school holidays), since the beginning of this year - because we just don't have the funds to do the necessary repairs.  In addition to this we need to do urgent repairs to class rooms and our toilets.

We also need volunteers who can offer an hour or two of their time to assist our learners to improve their levels of literacy and numeracy.

Companies or individuals who would like to support us are welcome to contact us, via the contact details provided on this blog/ website. 

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