We place a high importance on education with the aim of breaking down the education-based poverty trap in this community and ultimately contributing to better opportunities at future employment. This is done by providing tutors for literacy classes at various primary schools as well as tutoring after school.
After School Tutoring
We provide one-on-one help with homework in our After School Programme with a focus on Maths and English.
Woodwork and Paired Reading
Early intervention programmes designed to strengthen early child literacy and language development using these proven programmes. For more information go to wordworks.org.za*/hyperlink
GCU provides workshops that teach and encourage positive Life Skills such as healthy behaviour; goal setting; self-management skills; self-esteem building; and problem solving.
The Continuum Project
Along with the focus on youth at a grassroots level, and with the backdrop of high unemployment for school leavers in South Africa, GCU offers tutoring and coaching positions to recent high school graduates.
GCU has introduced chess to the primary schools in Heideveld which has been well received and is a popular activity.