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SOS Children Continue to Excel in the Classroom!
24 Aug 2011
Since the SOS Africa Charity was founded in January 2003, the SOS Africa children have proven, year on year that it doesn’t matter what your background, given the opportunity and the right amount of support and hard work, anyone can succeed in the classroom; this year is by no means an exception.
The SOS Africa children’s August reports have made for impressive reading throughout all age groups, right from little Kelebogile, Dimpho and Siab in Grade 1 through to Mavis, SOS Africa’s eldest child, in grade 8. From Grade 1 to Grade 3, the SOS Africa children have achieved average scores of between Level 3 and Level 4, Level 4 being the highest mark attainable. Meanwhile, the results of the older children (Grade’s 4 to 8) average out at around 57%!
As well as their achievements in the classroom, our children learn two new languages in addition to their own tribal dialects, benefit from extra-curricular support and enjoying playing their favourite sports; it is now also compulsory for each of our children to begin swimming lessons from Grade 1.
It is our hope that once each of our children complete their schooling, they will have the necessary qualifications to allow them to pursue careers of their choice and in doing so, raise the standard of living of their entire families. We are delighted to say that their school reports to date indicate that they are well on track to achieve this.
The sad fact of the matter is that there are many other children who will not have this opportunity. SOS Africa is currently looking for child sponsors that will help it increase the numbers of children it supports from the townships of South Africa and in doing so raise the standard of living of many more underprivileged families. Click here for more information.
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