Thanks to the support of our donors, we are delighted to announce that 496 learners affected by poverty at four schools, will be joining our feeding programme at the start of the 3rd term this year. The breakdown is as follows:150 learners at Zandvliet High School in Macassar, 150 learners at Soneike High School in Kuils River, 150 learners at Middelpos Primary School in Saldahna and 46 learners at Laerskool Paul Greyling in Fish Hoek. These learners will be receiving a daily cooked breakfast and lunch.
Zandvliet High School
Zandvliet High School opened its doors on 1 January 1989 in Macassar, where unemployment is rife and also plagued by gangsterism, alcohol and substance abuse as well as teenage pregnancy. Despite this, Zandvliet High boasts a matric pass rate of 73% for 2018 and has produced a number of successful learners who have excelled in the sports, business and performing arts sectors. PSFA will begin feeding 150 of the 835 learners at this school with a re-assessment taking place later this year.
Soneike High School
This high school that accommodates 600 learners, was established in 2013 to alleviate the amount of excess learners in the Kuils River basin. Since population growth outstripped planning, the school was started on a temporary site with temporary infrastructure namely mobile classroom units. Over and above servicing learners in the Kuils River area, this school educates impoverished learners from Delft, Wesbank, Kalkfontein, Eerste River, Blackheath, Mfuleni and various informal settlements and RDP housing units in the area. Our meals will be served to 150 learners from a brand new Wendy House that the school has erected.
Middelpos Primary School
This school, situated in Middlepos, Saldanha, was established during 2017. Most of the 830 learners who attend this school (Gr. R to Gr. 7) come from the surrounding poverty stricken informal ettlements. The learners are accommodated in temporary structures or mobile classrooms. Thanks to PSFA, 150 learners at this school will receive a daily cooked breakfast and lunch.
Paul Greyling Primary School
This school is an Afrikaans medium school in the predominantly English speaking community of Fish Hoek. The school has been serving the Fish Hoek valley for over 62 years and was started in 1956 to accommodate the children of the Afrikaans speaking SA Navy officers. Since then the school has evolved into “A School for the Community through the Community”. Over the past seven years the school has been running a feeding scheme that relied on food donations to feed underprivileged learners from Fish Hoek, Masiphumelele, Ocean View and Vrygrond. PSFA will now be providing these learners with a daily cooked breakfast and lunch.