The class consists of 45 Grade 2 – 7 primary school children from Walmer Township. The club is supported by a team of five tutors (high school graduates). The tutors have all been trained on child protection and safeguarding, and are supported by a social worker and social auxiliary worker.
We also provide a simple snack of juice and sandwiches.
At present, the club meets in a temporary venue while a more permanent venue is secured.
The club is embedded in the broader family work of the Umhlali project, in that parents are included in parenting intervention.
The homework club will be supplemented by a school holiday programme later on the year.