The best and most meaningful way you can help us keep our doors open is by making a donation to Streetlight Schools.
Sponsor a Learner
Each year we open the doors at our school to new students from the Jeppestown community in Johannesburg, South Africa. Each year, our learners come in with challenges we'd struggle to imagine. And each year, we are astounded by the transformation that they undergo in our school: all our learners feel safe, healthy, and happy, and our second graders are academically performing above a fourth grade level.
Parents pay R6,000 ($500) per year per learner - only 20% of the full costs of education. The remainder is covered through your donations. Even this modest fee is too much for some parents, and for some of our most vulnerable students (such as those who have lost parents) your donations are the only thing keeping them in school.
It costs us R30,000 ($2,500) per year per learner to provide world-class education, including nutrition (for some students the only proper meal they receive), uniforms & aftercare, as well as to pay our incredible teachers, for stationery and resources, and rent/facilities.
How to Donate
If you would like to make an essential contribution to our work directly:
FNB Business Account
Branch Code: 253305
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Jabluani, GRADE 3
MAndla, GRADE 3
Khumo, GRADE 3
Jabulani is a very talented and creative child with a lot to share. He has a strong yet sensitive character. Towards the middle of the programme he began giving his teacher a big hug before class starts. His drawings are detailed and express various motifs from snakes to strong men, to cars and abstract forms.
Mandla is a talented child, particularly in drawing and painting. He is quiet at times but works with great focus. Mandla has made a big improvement in his desire to participate with the class. He has helped with cleaning the class and preparing the materials, showing his enthusiasm towards the time spent creating together.
Khumo is a creative child and works very carefully with her colours and forms. She
has a natural eye for design and decorating her works beautifully. It is a challenge for Khumo to articulate what she is feeling through some of the art class activities, but with painting she is able to focus on her work intuitively.
lindiwe, Grade 3
Ayize, Grade 3
Samkelo, Grade 3
Lindiwe is a gentle child who consistently demonstrates kindness to those around her. She works very carefully and slowly on her drawings. She enjoys drawing cats, flowers and her friends and family. She works quietly in her own space and when she completes a work she is extremely proud of what she has created. She has learned to express herself through the drawings she drew in class.
Ayize is an inquisitive learner who is eager to learn all the time. She is a quiet and discrete child, yet she is very good at listening to other's views and sharing opinions with her peers. She works slowly and deliberately and has a lot to share, however it is difficult for her to express it. In her feedback she expressed that working in art class made her feel happy.
Samkelo is a sensitive child with an active imagination, and his insightful nature is a genuine asset to the classroom. He often draws super heroes who protects himself and his friends. He enjoys exploring and learning about new concepts all the time, and loves sharing his ideas and keeping himself informed about technology and the world around him.
VIVA, Grade 3
Zodwa, Grade 3
Lizwe, Grade 3
Viva is a very prolific worker. He is highly talented and creative and has an
advanced sense of colour, form, and depth. He works very quickly and has an
energetic character. Viva has learned to use his drawing talent as a tool to tell his stories.
Zodwa seeks a lot of attention from the teachers, often asking for approval on what she is making. She expresses herself a lot through the symbol of a rainbow and queen, with the rainbow being represented in most of her works. Representing herself as a queen shows her need for attention, care, and strength.
Being the oldest in the class, Lizwe has been somewhat of a leader. The other boys in the class like to copy what he is drawing. He is often the peace maker or takes the initiative to help get the class to work together. He consistently follows our classroom rules of attentive listening, mutual respect, and appreciation, and is very respectful towards his classmates.
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