Implementation of KILT’s initiatives is backed by the principals, assisted by volunteers and supported by donor funding.
KILT-sponsored School Governing Body (SGB) posts for teachers and support staff continue to be a mainstay of its educational programme. The objective is to reduce overcrowded classes, improve the quality of teaching and help decrease absenteeism among learners. We fund a total of 105 posts, including 40 teachers and 22 assistant teachers. In addition, as requested by some schools, we fund 18 safety patrol officers, 3 administrators and 22 ablution facility supervisors. The benefits of reduced class sizes and more supervision can be seen in Knysna schools’ improvement in the systemic tests run by the Western Cape Education Department. “The KILT staff are really making a difference at our school,” says Harriet Heins, Principal of Sedgefield Primary School. They are involved in all aspects of the school. If we didn’t have the staff, we would have overcrowded school rooms and no assistance in large classes.”
“KILT-sponsored teachers worked really well. Their appointments mean smaller classes. The teachers participate in all activities and attend workshops run by the Western Cape Education Department. Discipline of learners has improved and we look forward to better results in 2019.”Michael Kleynhans, Principal, Hornlee Primary School