School drop-out rates in South Africa is shocking to say the least. Many of our youth drop out in the senior phase. There are many reasons for this, but one of the main reasons we see is that the school system simply does not accommodate our rural children. Subsequently they become negative towards schooling and drop out to try and make a life for themselves.
In 2017 RESA took the bold step to establish two Career Schools for young people between the ages of 14 and 18 years of age. This was to address the growing need of a school for young people, where the focus is both on academic and practical development.
This is a 4 year course where learners are enabled to qualify in preparation for entering the employment market, or equipped to engage in entrepreneurial activity. Currently there are two Career Schools: Fynbos Career Academy and Blouvlei Career Academy.
At Blouvlei Career Academy, 5 students follow this course under the capable hands of Christine van Heerden while 10 students are enrolled at Fynbos Career Academy under the watchful eye of Sabi Steyn.
These children are being taught in a safe environment where each one can experience success. The ultimate goal is to help our children become well-rounded individual who can enter the work force with the skills and knowledge they learn here. We also promote entrepreneurship as we feel that this is the answer to unemployment in South Africa.
If you would like to get involved by sharing your skills and expertise, please contact us. We would love to hear from you!