Waterkloof is a proud long-term partner of the Sir Lowry’s Pass Empowerment Project. In honour of #MandelaDay, we’d like to shine a spotlight on their invaluable work undertaken in Sir Lowry’s Pass Village, an impoverished community in our area.
The Tina Cowley Reading Centre at Sir Lowry’s Pass Primary School provides critical literacy, numeracy, mathematics and school readiness classes to more than 1,300 learners every week. In 2013, we provided funds to help build the centre. In 2014, we were proud to contribute towards custom-made furniture for the centre’s classrooms. Today, we make monthly donations to support the centre’s commendable work, in which 1,125 children have received critical school readiness development since it first opened its doors.
As a direct result of the Sir Lowry’s Pass Literacy Centre’s efforts, school readiness results for Grade R learners at Sir Lowry’s Pass Primary was measured at 100% at the end of 2016. Following the success of this remedial program, similar projects have now been rolled out to communities in Firgrove, Strand and Grabouw.
It is a privilege to continue to play a small role towards improving education at a grass routes level in the community closest to us!