Education To Alleviate Poverty – Siyakholwa Support Care Centre is a community-based organisation seeking donor support. So that, we can ensure that as many disadvantaged communities, children and young people as possible have access to, and take advantage of, a quality education which enriches their lives now, and opens opportunities for their future, in South Africa.
Statistics & Overview
The number of Orphans, Vulnerable Children, Girls and Youth in disadvantaged communities was estimated at 440,000 in 2015 and projected to increase to 480,000 in 2020. According to the 2017 census, there were approximately 397, 000 children under 18 years of age who had lost one or both parents.
Education To Alleviate Poverty – education for all children is a right, not a privilege.
Article 28 of the United Nations Convention on Rights of the Child states that; state parties shall recognise the right of the child to education, and in view of achieving this right progressively and on the basis of equal opportunity, they shall, in particular:
- Make primary education compulsory and available.
- Encourage the development of different forms of secondary education, including general skill development and vocational training.
- And, make education available and accessible to every child and youth.
- To take appropriate measures such as the introduction of free education and offering financial assistance in the case of need.