Sponsor A Child

Sponsor A Child

Eastern Cape Facilities

38.3%

have no or unreliable water supply.

31.7%

have no or unreliable electricity supply.

52.8%

of schools only have pit latrines, and 1.7% of schools have no toilet facilities at all.

59.42%

have no sports facilities. At all.

91.63%

have no library.

89.2%

have no computer laboratory.

94.32%

have no science laboratory.
(Reference: NEIMS 2015)

Funding is an integral part of running a school. Good quality teachers need to be paid; resources need to be purchased and school rentals and electricity needs to be paid. Our teachers are remarkable in their ability to minimize and up-cycle and re-cycle materials, but as a self-funded organization we need funds to continue educating South Africa’s future.

We are a registered Non Profit Organization, (NPO 061-372) and are a tax deductible organization with SARS. Official receipts can always be issued upon request.

Sponsor An Angel

We are always looking for sponsors for the children at the African Angels School whose parents battle to contribute their monthly school fees. This is a lovely way to engage your family with a child that deserves an excellent education but without sponsorship may not be able to access it.

Investing in a child’s education for one year, including transport to and from school each day, costs R6 240 (around $624USD). Click here to sponsor an African Angel’s education.

It’s an important part of our program that parents provide a uniform (which is the cheapest we can source!) and lunch for their child each day. Many families combine funds to pay school fees and sponsorship helps alleviate financial pressure.

As part of your sponsorship you receive details of your Angel electronically, and updates at the end of each school term. You are welcome to visit the school and your Angel, under supervision.

Please contact us for more information, or visit our donations page to help right now.



Frequently Asked Sponsorship Questions

May we write to or visit the child that we sponsor?

Yes, of course you can write to your Angel! Our postal address is:

PO Box 424,
Kwelera 5259
East London
South Africa.

We now also have an email address for each child. Contact us for further information on writing directly to your Angel.

South Africa is a beautiful country and you are very welcome to visit your Angel and meet their family. However to ensure the safety of your Angel and their family, all visits must be coordinated through the African Angels charity.

 

Can we send gifts to our Angel?

Yes you can send a gift to your Angel. The easiest option is through our donations page. The postal service is slow and very unreliable, but our address is below should you choose this alternative:

PO Box 424,
Kwelera 5259
East London
South Africa.

Feedback on Angels receiving gifts is provided electronically.

If you do wish to send other gifts to your Angel we need you to know that all parcels are opened and inspected to ensure the gift is appropriate.

Please do not send money or battery operated toys (families often cannot afford batteries). Simple is best: school items, simple clothing, photos of your family.

 

How are the African Angels accounts managed?

We have our financial reports prepared by a qualified book keeper in East London and a chartered accountant oversees the annual financials. Financials are available upon request.

58%

of South African children – do not learn to read for meaning in any language by the end of Grade 4.

79%

of Grade 6 mathematics teachers have a content knowledge level below the Grade 6/7 level.

44%

of Grade 4 students have not written any paragraphs during the entire school year (2015).

27%

of students in the Eastern Cape covered the bare minimum number of exercises required for curriculum coverage.

36%

of foundation phase learners in the Eastern Cape were in classes of 46 learners or more.

50%

the percent of scheduled lessons actually taught by most teachers in a school year.