Kwa-Ford Public Primary School, Port Elizabeth
Freewalker has been focusing its effort towards improving the lives of the children at Kwa-Ford Primary School in New Brighton, with great hopes to eventually touch many of the Schools in the Port Elizabeth area. New Brighton is the oldest Township of Port Elizabeth, established in 1903 and the poorest, with an unemployment rate of around 80%. There are ~300 children in the school, ranging from Grade R (4-5 yrs old) to Grade 7 (11-13 yrs old) and 12 teachers. The children are from under-resourced families or orphans in the surrounding, poverty stricken area. The school is trying to educate the children in the best possible way, using the limited resources available, with minimal funds. Previously the conditions of the school were so horrendous, the principle left with no hope insight for the school. Today, we have the privilege of working with Miss Tinta, the principle, who is proactive in her efforts and takes the initiative to maintain all projects that Freewalker puts forth.
Freewalker has three main objectives at the school:
Through the Freewalker Foundation and sponsors, we can develop a sustainable path for the next generation of South Africans to a brighter and more prosperous future, rich in education and the power of an open mind.
Freewalker Charitable Options for Donors
Freewalker is determined to create a school for the children of Kwa-Ford that is full of beauty and options, provide a sanctuary from their difficult lives, and instill a since of pride in their education that will last a life time. We are passionate about creating efficient, sustainable projects that the schools can maintain themselves. Below is a list of plans Freewalker has started or would like to complete with the help of sponsors, donations, foreign help and hopefully Government intervention. Please look through the list and see where you can help with your skills or passion!
International Culture & Media Room
Areas which need your help
- Computer room and internet
- Sanitary Kitchen
- Art room
- Music room
- Playground for Grade R students
- Develop Grade R classroom
- Solar powered ideas
- Renovations and painting of the School
- Sports field upgrade
- Sports equipment and clothing
- Toilet facilities
- More classrooms, with school becoming bigger and better, more children will want to come to the school
- Upgrade fencing around school, children must be protected
- Entrance to Kwa-Ford
- An overall continual upliftment program!