Who we Are.
We all understand the critical role that education plays in developing the economic and emotional future of South Africa.
Despite the Government’s intent to build new schools, improve the pass rates and encourage teaching as a profession, the current status of many schools is concerning. The problems that are facing schools, teachers and learners are enormous and solutions complicated and time consuming.
It is within this context that Community Assisting Schools (CAS) was born. In October 2009, a group of concerned and diverse people identified the need to support schools within their community, that previously had positive track records: good administration, decent facilities, engaged parent bodies and good pass rates. Since 1994, however, many of these schools – previously known as Model C schools – are struggling as a result of:
- minimal financial government assistance
- a lack of funding
- declining fee paying student body
- uninvolved parent bodies
In addition, the social issues that plague society are evident in the student body of CAS supported schools including:
- child led households
- personal experience with HIV/Aids
- domestic abuse
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