It will be based at St Thomas Church which is in Heideveld on the Cape Flats in Cape Town. Our community is a disadvantaged community with drug addiction, domestic violence and gang related violence being the “norm”. The children attending the school will predominantly come from our community.
We recognise that preaching the gospel also comes with social responsibilities. Looking at the community of Heideveld, we discovered that only 31% of the people actually finish matric. The aim of this new school is to help increase the level of education within our community and bring the gospel to bear on families as we interact with the children who come to school. The school will not only provide children with a good educational grounding, but will also give us the opportunity to share Christ with the children and their families.
We want to provide a good quality Christian based education for children and through that, to reach them with the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
We plan to teach children how to read and write in order to get them school ready. Our teachers will be qualified and do all the necessary training so that they can effectively teach the children.