On most Saturday mornings in the year, our students, get up early. Unlike the other children in the area, they do not spend Saturday mornings playing with friends or helping around the house – they travel by bus to a special Saturday school set up in October 2010 by a group of university friends.
At Lesedi Outreach our aim is to create an enriching learning environment, based on the premise that Saturday School should be fun, should expose the students to problem-solving challenges, educational games and that learning should be a by-product of these activities.
Through consistent love, commitment, patience, grace and dedication, we communicate to our students that they are loved and have the ability to improve their lives through education.
Because many of our students have suffered mediocre schooling, the educational gaps are massive and basic human developmental areas critical for modern education are missing. We came to realise, that filling in the gaps is impossible at a grade and
We believe that education is the most valuable resource in the world. Engendering an ability to learn throughout their lives, is a gift we want to give to every child that comes to Lesedi Saturday School. If you stop and
In 2010, when Gareth went to Drummond at the request of his mother who was involved in a church outreach project there, he had little idea that he was taking a step on a path that would lead to bigger
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It's incredibly rewarding to find a programme that has a clear vision of how we can help improve lives through education. In addition, it is fun learning new things along with our students.