The Homework Centres offers an environment that is conducive to learning and completing homework. Our research has shown that a number of learners do not have adequate facilities to complete their homework due to overcrowding, etc.
The Homework Centre is aimed at providing these facilities in a conducive environment. A Homework Monitor supervises the Centre which is opened on Mondays to Fridays from 14h00 to 17h00 and on Saturdays from 9h00 to 13h00.
The objectives of the Homework Centres are:
- To provide opportunities for educational stimulation of children from disadvantaged communities.
- To assist children to develop physically, emotionally and socially.
- To monitor and supervise homework of children in the absence of their parents or caregivers who may have literacy problems.
- To encourage and enhance reading skills for learners from an early age.
- To teach disadvantaged children computer skills which may aid them to complete school projects timeously.
The Society is currently supervising three homework centres in the following areas:
- Sarasvathi Primary School, Frasers
- Truro Empowerment Centre,Plein Street, learners make use of our fully operational Computer centre which is equipped with internet facilities. All our services are provided at no cost to children.
- Philo’s Creche, Burbreeze
READING ROOM: The Teena Karim Education Foundation has joined partnership to launch the Reading Room Project. The project funded by the Gandhi Desai Valjee ex-students Trust, commenced with its first Reading on 25 October at the Truro Empowerment Homework Centre, in Plein Street. Learners from the local schools and the community were actively engaged in reading and exploring the fun of books. The reading room will be operational Monday to Friday with group reading taking place on Friday’s from 14h00-15h00.
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