Hope for Township Children
iThemba Pre-School School Capricorn, South Africa
Nelson Mandela famously said that, “education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. Currently only 9.6% of South Africas 50 million populationis able to speak English, while illiterate-rate in Western Cape is 24%. In township communities the statistics are even worse.
“iThemba” means “hope” in Zulu. This fits perfect since high quality pre-primary school education was provided to the desperately disadvantaged and marginalized children in Cape Town townships.