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, we are shocked by the challenges they face before joining: neglected, malnourished, lacking amenities like running water, having never held a pencil or crayon. And each year, we are astounded by the transformation that they undergo in our school.
The annual school fees for one learner costs parents R6,000 ($500) - only 20% of the total cost. The remainder is covered through your donations. Even these school fees are too expensive 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 to provide world-class education to one learner, including nutrition (for some students the only proper meal they receive), uniforms, aftercare, stationery, as well as paying for teachers, rent, and building maintenance.
How to Donate
If you would like to make a contribution to our work:
FNB Business Account
Branch Code: 253305
For international donors, please use the PayPal button below:
asimbonge, Grade 2
LINDOKUHLE, Grade 2
tricia, Grade 2
Asimbonge is a very talented and creative child with a lot to share. He has a strong yet sensitive character. He has shown great improvement in his behaviour since the project started. Towards the middle of the programme he began giving his teacher a big hug before class starts as his trust has progressed. His drawings are detailed and express various motifs from snakes to strong men to cars and abstract forms.
Lindokuhle is a talented child, particularly in drawing and painting. He is quiet at
times but works with great focus. Lindokuhle has made a big improvement in his desire to participate with the class. He has helped me with cleaning the class and preparing the materials, showing his enthusiasm towards the time we create together.
Tricia 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 Tricia to articulate what she is feeling through some of the art class activities, but with painting she was able to focus on her work intuitively.