Tree planting and park improvement projects, as well as initiatives to clean up public spaces are ongoing projects undertaken by GCU. These are aimed at giving the youth a sense of ownership and teaching them about the benefits of looking after their environment. These projects also aim to generate an appreciation for cleaner spaces in the community and a respect for common properties in the community. GCU has initiated a number of food garden and common property planting initiatives. These are challenging in the very sandy and windy environment and lack of easily available water. Nevertheless, the projects have inspired members of the community and changes are evident with more gardens and trees being nurtured and surviving.
With a strong focus on reading and writing skills, GCU provides after-school tutoring and one-on-one help with homework.
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