Education in South Africa is experiencing a crisis. According to Home from Home 75% of the schools are dysfunctional, 49% of pupils drop out some time during their school career and only 16% is making it through tertiary education.
We are therefore very grateful for people like Mirriam who volunteer at the Educare centres of Prochorus and provide the extra support that the children so desperately need. Mirriam, a German citizen, came to South Africa in October last year and spent 10 months as a fulltime volunteers at the Kayamandi and Jonkers-hoek Educare centre. Her time was not only spent with the children, but she also got involved in the life of Shofar Stellenbosch. Just goes to show that visitors to our country is not only a blessing to us, but we can also be a blessing to them