On selected Saturdays throughout the year, over 250 students from community high schools in the greater Inanda North area attend Saturday classes at Inanda Seminary in maths, science and accounting. Dedicated teachers spend four hours on the Saturday revising the CAPs curriculum with students from Grades 9-12. Students are provided with calculators, stationery and exercise books to assist their learning experience.
Additional English classes are held on the same Saturdays at Emachobeni High School for their Grade 8 students.
At the beginning of the year, baseline testing was held for all the potential Saturday School students, and these tests will be used, together with the termly school schedules, to monitor and evaluate the progress of the students and the success of the project.
Regular visits are also made to the three schools that are involved in KICP – Khamangwa, Emachobeni and New River.
Testimonies from some of the beneficiaries of and staff involved in the Khanyisa Inanda Community Project (KICP)
Thembi Ndlovu, the Saturday Supervisor, asked some of the students attending, what they felt about the Khanyisa project:
Emachobeni School Grade 11: “They find the classes very helpful and have a positive impact in their lessons at school. They find the work at school manageable because of what they learn on Saturdays. They also said they wish they have classes more often than Saturdays.”
Khamangwa School Grade 12: “The 5 students from Khamangwa said this is the best thing to happen in their matric year. They now see the light and find work at school less challenging and they are also able to practise maths on their own and this is the skill they have learnt through attending Khanyisa classes.”