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Rays of Hope, based in Alexandra township, is close to and supported by Gold Fields’ Corporate Office in South Africa. It provides various services to this poor community. One of these is the Ithemba Labantwana homework club where almost 70 vulnerable and orphaned children receive help with their homework and extra English and Maths lessons from Monday to Thursday. During school holidays, it also provides extra classes for those who need the additional support.
The Homework Club appointed its first full-time teacher this year, thanks to a sponsorship from Corporate Office. “Having our own teacher is a first for us and is making a world of difference to our children,” says Jennie Morley, Social Work Consultant at the organisation.
“At the start of the year, some of our children could not read at all. Now, many of them are the ones who run to choose books to read. We are so grateful for the partnership with Gold Fields,” says Bertha Muchadeyi, Ithemba Labantwana Manager.
Visit http://raysofhope.co.za/ to find out more about this organisation.