The SMILE programme takes place weekly on a Wednesday at Hilda Makhanya and Bonisanani Primary. This is after school from about 14:45 - 16:00. About 16 Inanda Seminary students go to these two schools and facilitate this oral English programme with the students there. This programme is offered to Grade 4 and Grade 5 students.
The students are placed into groups of 6-8, and each Inanda student facilitates FOUR activities with the students in her group. Each activity should take about 15 minutes to complete. The complete programme is made up of 4 or 5 Topics per Term.
The aim is to improve students’ confidence with regard to speaking English.
Testimony from one of the Inanda students involved in the SMILE programme
One of the Inanda Seminary students involved in the programme commented that the project gives them an opportunity to build close relationships with the students at the primary schools and this is a way of giving to the community.