A safe space has been provided for 60 Grade 12 learners to study and effectively prepare for their National Senior Certificate exams. Community Safety MEC Albert Fritz indicated that the safe space mentioned would be commencing as of 5 November until 11 December.
The MEC indicated to the Cape Argus that the students who have been selected for this programme attends Crystal High School, Groenvlei High School and Mountview High School and many learners live in the community of Hanover Park.
The area recently experienced a spurt of violence and bloodshed and this undoubtedly hampered the learning process. “We will also consider learners who are experiencing socio-economic hardship and household or interpersonal challenges.” The MEC mentioned to the Cape Argus.
The innovative study initiative will be occurring at Chrysalis Academy and will be facilitated by a team of principals, teachers, tutors and volunteers.
Fritz stated that students would have a structured programme which would include study sessions, career guidance and they would also be provided with psycho-social support if required. All protocols with regard to the Covid-19 pandemic are being upheld to ensure the safety of the staff and students.
He also indicated that funding was made available and if it should prove to be successful, the programme would indeed be replicated in the future on a broader scale.