Give a child a chance to dream
More than 50% of South African children drop out of school and face the challenges of poverty.
64% of young South Africans
aged 15 – 24 years
We are transforming our schools so that children are excited about learning, and dare to dream again…
Enhanced learning makes school fun, safe, and exciting.
Who we are
We are an organization of people passionate about the value of a good education. We support local schools in Knysna, South Africa, to enhance learning and teaching and to make school fun, safe, and exciting. We are reducing the number of children leaving school before completion. We believe that the entire school environment needs to be supported and so have developed a range of interconnected projects that improve all aspects of school life.
What we do
- 18 Projects
- 17 Schools
- 13 300 Children
- 450 Teachers
KILT runs 18 projects tailor-made to enhance the love of teaching and learning and to make school a great place to be while also addressing the wellbeing and psycho-social needs of the people involved. We embrace 17 schools, 15 of which are non-fee-paying, with around 13 300 children and 450 teachers. Our projects support the children, the teachers and the wider school setting.
WHY WE DO IT
We believe that all children deserve the opportunity to have a good education that will enable them to live their dreams. Our goal is to ensure that every child in Knysna is equipped for work success, able to read with understanding and analyse critically.
How we do it
As a Non-Profit Company (NPC) we have partnered with a group of professionals and organisations who are specialists and experts in each of their fields to set up projects that address the identified needs in our schools. We have partnered with leaders within the schools in line with the Locally Driven, Network-Supported System model (LDNS).
An essential element of the LDNS model is a small core team and system disruptors that serve as a catalyst. These catalysts serve as “idea holders” and “knowledge-exchange agents” who network with specific expertise to achieve a common goal. They hold collaborations and initiatives together to continuously move the entire body of “system changers” forward. They also work to empower their partners rather than exercising control themselves. We call this collective intelligence. The focus is on driving systems change — not through direct action but by helping create an environment where lasting change can happen.