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South Africa, Cape Town
Acronis School in South Africa
Construction Period: Oct 2020 – Oct 2022

Facts

Information

A new school building with three classrooms and sanitary facilities

Students

200

Budget

€69,677.77

NGO Partner

Education

Academic year

January to December

Literacy rate (15+ years old)

87.1%

Attendance rate

Primary school – 89.0%
Lower secondary school – 51.6%
Upper secondary school – 61.5%

Out-of-school children

Children (6 – 11 years) – 65,377
Adolescents (12 to 14 years) – 145,502
Youth (15 – 17) – 169,877

Project implementation

Education in South Africa is compulsory for children between 6–15 years of age (or up to grade 9, depending on which is first attained). This obligation to attend school is secured in the South African Schools Act of 1996.

The biggest challenge with the current school in Khayelitsha, South Africa is that it’s located in a rented facility that wasn’t designed for educational purposes. The new child-centric school building will belong to the community, and is set to provide Khayelitsha’s youth with the space and resources they need for a 21st-century education.

The existing school’s land has already been purchased and the old building is to be demolished to make way for a new one that will support 200 children. Acronis has been funding the first part of the project and is currently fundraising for a computer classroom. Please consider donating to help finish the new school construction and bring a brighter future to the kids in Khayelitsha.

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About the country

Country

Republic of South Africa

Capital city

Cape Town

Population

58.7 million people

Currency

South African rand (ZAR)

Major languages

11 official languages. 23% speak Zulu as a first language. English is the fourth most common first language in the country, but is understood in most urban areas and is the dominant language in government and the media.

Travel information

South Africa has a generally temperate climate, averaging 8–10 daily sunshine hours in most regions.

Annual average temperature

26°C (78.8°F)

Dry season

April to October, characterized by low levels of rainfall, with sunny but cool days.

Wet season

November to March, characterized by higher levels of rainfall and humidity.

Travel tips

Hotel recommendations

Cape Town: The Glen Boutique Hotel & Spa
Stellenbosch: Oude Werf Hotel
Port Elizabeth: Lemon Tree Lane

Places to eat

Cape Town: Ocean Basket Seapoint
Stellenbosch: Man’oushe
Port Elizabeth: Salt Restaurant

Best souvenirs from the country

Zulu ceremonial spoons, Old World wine, кooibos tea, Kalahari salt, зate made from native animals

Travel agencies

Pentravel

Interpreting services

PoliLingua

Proposed one week tour

Day 1
Cape Town: Cable car up Table Mountain and hiking

Day 2
Stellenbosch: Winery visits

Day 3
Khayelitsha: School visit

Day 4
The Garden Route road trip: Gansbaai shark cage diving

Day 5
The Garden Route road trip: Bloukrans Bridge

Day 6
The Garden Route road trip: Addo Elephant National Park

Day 7
Port Elizabeth: The Wreck of the Sacramento

Help by donating
If you believe in our mission and want to make an impact, you can support the Acronis Schools Initiative