How about we give our children an education which will better their lives for ever, a child centred education, one that allows children to truly learn, to be decision makers at an early age, most importantly an education which will make our children readers from the age of five years old?
In December 2017 – Times Live published the South African literacy statistics, in the publication it was reported that, South Africa was placed last out of 50 countries in the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) which included nearly 320‚000 children globally. In the very same month, Eyewitness News reported that The Progress in International Reading Literacy Study measured literacy levels between 2011 & 2016 and has found 78% of the pupils who took part are illiterate.
Guided by the reality reported by the two media sources and the reality of reading and writing difficulties our children at New Jerusalem Children’s Home –NJCH– are faced with. The continuing poor academic performance seen in many children of the home, NJCH saw a need to open and run a full functioning primary school with its education services provider, Lanto Montessori International Schools. New Jerusalem Children’s Home, provides support to orphaned, abandoned, abused, traumatized, vulnerable and HIV positive children and youth. The social background, children in our care finds themselves to be coming from, is placing a child in a difficult state of mind to study and learn with easy in a main stream school environment.
New Jerusalem Children’s Home, strongly feels that making Montessori type of education, immediately available for children of the home, who are exposed to harsh social backgrounds, remains a key need of the hour. In the year 2010 – to this day, NJCH offered all the preschool going children of the home an opportunity to learn and attain a Montessori foundation phase education at Orange Babies Montessori Pre-School. After the graduation from a preschool phase, the children are placed in a main stream educational environment. This children remain the best pupils in public school till grade 3, it is in this grade that all our children starts to experience learning difficulties. The fundamental basics they have learned at a Montessori level falls off, they come to be consumed by overcrowded classroom in public schools and lack of teacher’s time to be on a one-on-one with a child.
New Jerusalem Children’s Home, wishes to invite you to be part of the solution to the educational crisis we are all faced with, Orange Babies Montessori Pre-School and Lanto Montessori International Schools, requires school fees from all the children attending in this educational institutions, we come to ask for your assistance, we have 26 children attending the preschool, each child is paying R1 500-00 per month as a school fee at Orange Babies Montessori Pre-School.
Lanto Montessori International Schools, on the other hand has a total of 30 children from New Jerusalem Children’s Home, who are doing grade 1 and 2, a school fee per child per month is R1 800-00. The home has a monthly need of R39 000-00 for the 26 pre-schoolers and R54 000-00 for the primary pupils. May you please help us by donating/providing a bursary for our children, we invite you to sponsor the educational needs of a child within one of the educational institutions. With your support, we can change the reading inabilities of our children.
Please feel free do make your educational support into the New Jerusalem Children’s Home account:
Absa |Branch: Midrand | Branch code: 632005 | Account type: Business Current Account | Account type: Business Current Account | Account no: 40-6878-3216 | Account name: New Jerusalem Chidrens Home | Swift code: ABSAZAJJ (for international transactions) Ref: EDU followed by your initials and Surname.
Good and quality education – Montessori education, remains one of the powerful tool in bettering lives of the orphaned, abandoned, abused, traumatized, vulnerable and HIV positive children and youth. Please feel free to contact us on Raymondm@njch.org.za | 082 739 5177 | 010 224 0458