This very special school, close to central Cape Town, offers a “last chance” education opportunity to teenagers between the ages of 15 and 19. The students, for a variety of socio-economic and other reasons, may have missed years of schooling and can no longer be accommodated by the conventional school system. They now wish to catch up on their basic education and, once accepted to this school, are offered a scholarship to attend. The students, therefore, are generally very keen learners.
The full-time teaching staff are very motivated to help the students achieve their objectives and are highly supportive of the volunteers who assist them. Volunteers are expected to assist pupils with English reading and comprehension, which is generally of a very poor standard, as well as maths literacy.