About the area

Port St. Johns is a small town in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Due to the effects of Aparteid this area was and still is, very underdeveloped. There are very few work opportunities and those who are lucky enough to find work, still only earn an average of R1,200 (£80) per month. This wage then has to support a household of 6-10 people. The government schools in the area are among the poorest standard in the whole of South Africa with 50-60 children per class and a pass rate of only one third of the children. Many of the parents realise that Education is the key to changing their life situation and so they are desperate for an alternative.

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