Education & Youth Development
We place a strong emphasis on education for orphans and vulnerable children in our care. We implement it by daily study hall, computer experience in our computer center, field trips, and volunteers who teach English. Our computer center provides regular access to computers, under occasional guidance of a trained computer teacher.
While Zulu is the mother tongue and a robust Zulu culture is encouraged at Kwethu, all the children learn English to support school success. We use enrichment activities such as field trips, workshops, math and science ‘camps’ during holidays.
The Kwethu Board initiated a Boarding Program for needy, academically capable teenagers. Four places in the Youth Hostel are set aside for these youth who stay through matric year. Sponsors will be sought for financial backing for these teenagers. The cost is R1000 per month.
With 2/3 of the South African population under 35 years according to the 2014 census, the board and staff of Kwethu have firmly committed to youth outreach. We want to provide opportunity for selected youth of our area to have a better chance at a productive future.
Inspirational and motivational weekly meeting is for all youth, whether residential, entrepreneurial, vulnerable, or excelling students. We dream of having a Saturday afternoon where 100 or more youth gather for singing, worship, spiritual and motivational talks and learning.