Who are we?
The Outreach Foundation has always offered school learner support but has, in 2021, launched its new initiative: an in-school learner support programme and interactive life skills workshops for schools in the inner-city of Johannesburg and beyond.
We now only work with youth aged 16 and above.
Various learner support programmes are offered at schools giving learners support in a range of subjects. In addition, motivational workshops are done on leadership and “Courage” which is a child protection community mapping methodology (www.couragechildprotetion.com).
The inequalities and underperformance of South Africa’s education system, and failings of the Department of Basic Education over the last 27 years denies children and youth their basic right to a decent education. Our project has revealed a deeply flawed education system and Outreach Foundation aims to provide academic support to learners in schools in vulnerable and economically deprived areas and communities.
Post-Matric Journey Assistance Programme
As part of our life-skills programme, we have also designed a Post Matric Journey Assistance Programme for grade 9s, 11s and 12s, and a leadership workshop for class monitors and the prefect body. The programme aims to help learners with the registration process and bursary and funding applications for university, college and other tertiary institutions. In addition, we help learners choose the right subjects based on their dreams for the future and assist learners who cannot afford tertiary education or consider taking a gap year, with information.
We conduct workshops with class monitors and prefect bodies focussing and reflecting on team building, active listening, empathy, self-worth, what it is to be a leader/role model, identity, human rights, and creativity.
All workshops are supported by a social worker who helps learners deal with difficult issues after the workshops.
We strive to:
Provide a safe haven
Build a strong mental foundation
-Community Outreach Manager