Bhongolethu Foundation founder Tyler Sutcliffe joins us in the loft.
Bhongolethu Foundation is an organisation that provides financial and/or administrative support for Early Childhood Development Centres and Foundation to Intermediate Phase Educational institutions, whilst maintaining a specific preference for institutions that focus on pupils who are disadvantaged, or adversely affected by financial constraints, educational impediments, learning disabilities, inequality or patterns of abuse.
Bhongolethu’s main current objective is to provide Early Childhood Development education, whilst maintaining a specific preference for those disadvantaged, or adversely affected by financial constraints, educational impediments, learning disabilities, inequality or patterns of abuse. It plans to open a new class yearly until it reaches its goal of educating children in Foundation to Intermediate.
Bhongolethu’s secondary objectives are to address its learners’ individual needs by diminishing their identified disadvantage through the creation of opportunity for development with a progressive educational syllabus in addition to that ordinarily prescribed.Bhongolethu shall seek to provide:A diverse, multicultural and absolutely non-discriminatory approach, where diversity is valued and a closely held principle.A safe place of instruction for its learners that protects both their physical and emotional welfare.Education that will address the individual needs and enhance the lives of its learners, their parents and their communities.Remedial lessons for its children with impediments to learning.Children with a mentoring and support programme.Affordable education through a fee structure that seeks the maximum achievement of its objectives and that is decided on an equitable basis taking into account any socioeconomic disadvantage.