Term 1: Community Engagement at St Andrew's College - St Andrew's College

Term 1: Community Engagement at St Andrew’s College

Grade 8 camp at Leaders for Life
March 28, 2024
KDAY 2024 PROGRAMME
April 2, 2024
Grade 8 camp at Leaders for Life
March 28, 2024
KDAY 2024 PROGRAMME
April 2, 2024

Term 1: Community Engagement at St Andrew’s College

Introduction:

This report outlines the community engagement activities undertaken by our boys’ during the current term. Our commitment to fostering community relationships and making a positive impact has been demonstrated through a variety of projects and partnerships.

Academic Extensions and Support:

The term commenced with Academic Extensions sessions held every Friday. These sessions provided Math and English support to 44 learners from Good Shepherd and St. Mary’s Primary Schools. This initiative aimed to enhance academic performance and foster a supportive learning environment for these learners.

Computer/Coding Lessons:

Continuing our commitment to educational empowerment, our boys engaged in computer and coding lessons with 22 students from Eluxolweni Child and Youth Centre. These sessions, held in our school’s IT Lab on Mondays, aimed to equip students with essential digital literacy skills for future success.

Children Helping Children Initiative:

We sustained our partnership with Child Welfare’s “Children Helping Children” initiative. Through this program, we support six children at Ikhayalosizo by providing support with school necessities yearly, celebrating their birthdays, reading clubs, and providing ongoing assistance. This initiative embodies our ethos of empathy and solidarity within the community.

Support for Food for Futures:

In line with our dedication to addressing community needs, we initiated support for Food for Futures, an NGO providing meals to vulnerable members of our community. Our boys contribute by making sandwiches every Monday, enabling Food for Futures to extend their reach and provide meals for families in need.

Cawse Library Collaboration

Collaboration with our Cawse Library saw the continuation of the Andrew Moyake Reading Club on Mondays. Additionally, this term marked the beginning of the revamp of a shipping container at Eluxolweni into a library. This initiative will benefit the Eluxolweni Child and Youth Centre, a longstanding partner, by providing access to educational resources and promoting literacy.

Special Community Engagement Day:

On March 22nd, the entire school participated in a special community engagement day. In celebration of Human Rights Day, observed on March 21st, we collaborated with various community partners in Makhanda. This collective effort demonstrated our commitment to human rights and community welfare.

Donation of Soccer Boots and Socks to Amasango:

In addition to our ongoing community engagement efforts, this term saw a generous donation of soccer boots and socks to Amasango. This donation aimed to support sports development and provide essential equipment to aspiring young athletes. We extend a special thank you to all parents who participated in the UK rugby tour in 2023, whose contributions made this donation possible. Their generosity exemplifies the spirit of community support and solidarity, enabling us to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those in need. Furthermore, with the support of the same parents, the St. Matthews one of our sister schools in Keiskamma Hoek also received donations of shoes, rugby, and netball kits. These contributions highlight the collaborative efforts of our school community in reaching out and providing support to various communities in need.

Conclusion:

The term has been marked by active engagement and meaningful contributions to our community. Through partnerships, educational initiatives, and support for vulnerable groups, our boys have demonstrated their dedication to making a positive impact. Moving forward, we remain committed to fostering strong community relationships and continuing our efforts towards social responsibility and empowerment.