Vision AfriKa’s Macias Restis Aftercare service is running a temporary afternoon holiday programme in a bid to boost learner engagement with the help of fun and creative activities.
The scheme, which takes place between 13.00 and 16.00 from Tuesday 1 until Wednesday 9 July, is purely optional, but a warm lunch is made available for the average of 10 learners who attend each day.
The programme’s agenda changes on a daily basis, but skills-based activities include everything from learning how to make masks to braiding hair with coloured strings and knitting scarves. More academic pursuits also comprise playing computer-based reading games based on the Reading Eggs Programme.
The initiative caters to two separate age-based groups – Grade one to Grade three learners, aged from six to nine years, and Grade four to seven students, aged from nine to 14 years.