THE POP PRETORIUS AFTER SCHOOL CENTREThis centre is still the backbone and pride of the organisation. It includes economic, physical and psychological support by a team of kind hearted volunteers and donors.An average of 120 children between grades 1 to 12 attend the after school centre. They have the opportunity to do their homework under the supervision of volunteers on a daily basis. Lunch is served daily before they start with their school tasks. The relationship between the children and staff is a lifeline for many of the children. Many return for visits long after they have left the centre. The children have a media centre with internet available and a well-stocked library where they can consult magazines, dictionaries, reference books and other reading matter.The children are provided with school uniforms, schoolbags and stationery – all provided by kind hearted donors.The children’s excellent performance is a big reward for all involved. Many of the children are top performers and leaders in their schools. A sad fact is that many children had to be turned away this year because of a lack of space and facilities.
Children queuing for stationary and back to school packages.All items bought using donations made by kind hearts in the Pretoria community.January 2014