Tirisano - Mmogo Primary School (Completed, 2015)
This school is in Cosmo City (JHB) and is a Quintile 1 ranked school, meaning that it is a no-fee school. Quintile 1 schools serve the poorest communities in South Africa where poverty is rife. Because of this, the children are fed daily meals through on-site feeding schemes. This is often the only meal they have. As of 2016, 1061 learners attended Tirisano-Mmogo Primary School, from grades 4-7.
Tirisano – Mmogo Primary School had a major problem with security and therefore was open to frequent vandalism. There was no library, science laboratory, or computer centre, meaning that the children were not being exposed to effective learning as they should. Other problems, including broken windows, exposed wiring, broken infrastructure and a lack of learning equipment, needed renovations.
For the first phase of the project, the Foundation installed a 24 hour security system with armed response, as well as fully renovating, developing and equipping a computer centre with 47 computers, science laboratory, library, a wing of nine grade 7 classrooms and four blocks of learners’ bathrooms. In the first year after the projects’ completion, the grade seven learners pass rate increased by 20%.
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