Educational Support Program (ESP) 2013

The ESP project has run its course for three years. The two learners, Nasiphi Mjuleni and Tandie Nkosi, have now completed their final year of secondary education and have passed with flying colours.
Key problem areas have been identified last year and have been put into effect as early as the January school holidays. Mathematics and Physical Science tuition have been provided on a weekly basis for the year. The tuition has added great value, as our learn-ers have produced very good results.

This is SFTH pilot project and was an eye opener to the needs of the under-privileged and disadvantaged communities surrounding us. Selection of the candi-dates was indeed a difficult task as everyone inter-viewed had serious issues to overcome. Major rea-sons for this dilemma is the disruption of family life and the desertion of the main breadwinners of the family. It is equally amazing to discover how these
families survive the hardships. In order to appreciate this, one needs to witness their life in squalor and poverty. Our main aim of this project is to extricate a family from the depths of deprivation through educa-tion and support. It has been estimated that it would take a minimum of 7 years for this to happen. The ESP project will lend itself to at least 6 years of support. Making this possible is the financial support of our sponsors, the time and effort of our private educators and the concerted effort made by members of SFTH. This is a winning team and I am sure we will witness the start of a new life for at least two families at the end of our pilot project.
There is nothing to surpass the joy and jubilation ex-pressed by these learners when hearing of all the help they have received. There is nothing to surpass the joy and jubilation we experience when we see this happening.

Our learners are now able to pursue tertiary education and we thank you all for your invaluable assistance.

 tandie-nkosi My Name is Tandie Nkosi and I am currently in Grade 12. I live in Lloyd Settlement, Crossroads in Khayelitsha. Subjects that I am currently studying are Xhosa, Life Orientation, Science, Mathematics, Information Technology and Physical Science. Extra Mural activities are Leadership Council Member, Singing, watching movies and reading.

My achievements:- Elected as Head Girl, Won a singing competition, hosted and was MC for Valentine's Day event. My ambition is to become a Lawyer.

My name is Nasiphi Mfuleni and my ambition is to become a doctor, I like succeeding in everything I do, like being with my family and I love God. I dislike people who judge others . My hopes are that one day I can become who I want to be and get a chance of upgrading my family's standard of living and serving the sick.


Feeding Scheme

Indigent families within impoverished communities were provided with meals - hot food, sandwiches, fruit and soup - on a regular basis. Areas covered include Athlone, Bokmakierie, Rylands, Lansdowne, Phillipi, Khayelitsha and Kuilsriver. Depending on the area we fed between 100 to 200 people per feed per month.