On the 17 May 2017, Hilltop Legacy Launch an Afterschool Care Program at Groenheuwel Primary.
In Paarl East, many children are faced with the challenges of abuse, exposure to gangsterism, drugs and alcohol. In previous months our team met with parents of learners from Groenheuwel Primary school in Paarl East to assess some of their needs.They identified the most important need as safety for their children after school while they are at work.
Jako Pienaar of Hilltop Legacy met with the Principal of Groenheuwel Primary, the Western Cape Education Department and the School Governing Body to help us formulate a plan. Everyone was very positive about the possibility of an Afterschool Care Program at Groenheuwel Primary. Here the children can be in a safe environment whilst also being helped with their homework, sport and culture development. With access to the school building we don’t require to build another building, but rather make use of volunteers/staff who would help with tutoring, sports and arts programs. The team would be made up of ex-teachers, parents and high school scholars who does community work to gain credits for university. We have now launched the program with the first group of children!