The Chris Hani Independent School is housed in two truck containers located in the Joe Slovo Squatter Camp in Western Cape Town. It is dedicated to the concept of the transformation of South Africa from Apartheid through the education and empowerment of all the people.
The community-based school specifically targets children of the Joe Slovo camp dwellers, a group of uneducated and unemployed immigrants from various rural areas in South Africa. The school seeks to provide a primary learning program to functionally illiterate and culturally deprived children aged 5–16 who have limited language and social skills. The commitment is to teach and transform the children into school ready learners, who can be integrated into mainstream state supported public school systems.
Oprah's Angel Network is providing books and teacher training to this organization to enhance this great program.
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