Diepdale Secondary School (Completed, 2017)
Diepdale Secondary School is situated in Diepkloof, Soweto. It is a Quintile 1 ranked no-fee school, serving an extremely poor community. Finding from our initial research into the school showed that while the overall pass rate is 81%, the pass rate in science was poor at 64%. This means that four in 10 children were failing at science. Upon inspection, we found that the laboratory was non-functional and in a very poor state. This school was in dire need of infrastructure, resources and support. We also learned that their grade 12 Physical Science and Maths pass rates were 29% and 24% respectively, and that 35% of grade 12 learners were progressed. This means that even though they didn’t achieve pass marks, they were pushed through the system. These children were not equipped to study at tertiary level, or cope adequately after school.
In 2017, thanks to donor partners Fluor and the SABC, we completely renovated and equipped a state-of-the-art science laboratory with an e-learning system. In 2018, the Foundation successfully completed two science labs, an innovation centre, nine maths-focused classrooms, a security entrance gate upgrade, and ceiling replacements.
Cape Town │ Johannesburg
Tel: 086 122 2379
NPO 088-199 │ SECTION 18A │ PBO 930027614