Schools


The decision to partner with a school is always based on a request from the community and enabled through the funding partner. Our teams operate in geographic clusters for practical reasons and the support of colleagues, specialists and supervisors requires that new schools are on-boarded into an existing cluster or to form a new cluster. Outliers are high risk as they fall outside of the support structure that is core to our philosophy – for this reason, we have several schools on our waiting list, pending cluster funding.

Before Community Keepers partners with a school we go through a process of consultation and engage with school management, educators, funders and parents regarding the resources and needs of the school and the community.

 

We have a vision of being in 100 schools by 2030 and we have a dynamic waiting list which you are welcome to formally join.  Three factors need to be in place in order for us to move to the next stage:
The first step is a formal request from the school principal or governing body outlining the request and confirming that sufficient dedicated classroom space would be available (ideally a reception room for group work and 2 counselling rooms for one on one consultations), secondly we need to ensure that your school forms part of a “geographic cluster” where 4 or 5 schools in close proximity all open Community Keepers offices together and then finally, the process of jointly sourcing a matching funder to sponsor the programme at your school.

We take a whole-school approach, all our services are implemented in partnership with learners, educators and parents or guardians.  This ensures that our activities are relevant to the specific communities and that community members are the drivers of change, with us contributing resources as the invited guest.

Our collective reach through these partner schools is 26 278 learners.

RURAL

1. Klapmuts Primary since 2018 (Funding support from: Remgro  and Valcare)

2. Simondium Primary since 2016 (Funding support from a private individual, Cape Classics and ClemenGold®)

3. Lynedoch Community School since 2016 (Funding support from: Spier Farms partnering with the Sustainability Institute)

PERI-URBAN

4. Kylemore High since 2018 (Funding support from: Cape Wine Auction Trust, Capitec Bank and Valcare)

5. PC Petersen Primary since 2017 (Funding support from: Cape Wine Auction Trust, Capitec Bank and Valcare)

6. Stellenzicht High since 2015 (Funding support from: Remgro and several private individuals)

7. Trevor Manuel Primary since 2018 (Funding support from private individuals)

8. Weber Gedenk Primary since 2014 (Funding support from: Remgro, Keermont, Marie Stander, Senor Chef and Stellenbosch Golf Club)

9. Wemmershoek Primary since 2020 (Funding support from: Valcare, the Second Stella and Paul Loewenstein Education Charitable Trust and the Rachel du Toit Charitable Trust)

10. Dalubuhle Primary since 2020 (Funding support from: the Rupert Education Foundation, the Second Stella and Paul Loewenstein Education Charitable Trust and the Rachel du Toit Charitable Trust)

11.  Franschhoek Primary and High since 2020 (Funding support from: the Rupert Education Foundation, the Second Stella and Paul Loewenstein Education Charitable Trust and the Rachel du Toit Charitable Trust)

12. Groendal Primary since 2020 (Funding support from: the Rupert Education Foundation, the Second Stella and Paul Loewenstein Education Charitable Trust and the Rachel du Toit Charitable Trust)

13. Groendal High since 2020 (Funding support from: the Rupert Education Foundation, the Second Stella and Paul Loewenstein Education Charitable Trust and the Rachel du Toit Charitable Trust)

URBAN

14. Alpha Primary since 2018 (Funding support from: Equalizer)

15. Apex High since 2018 (Funding support from: Millennium Trust)

16. Apex Primary since 2021 (Funding support from: Acorn Education)

17. Buren High since 2015 (Funding support from: HCI Foundation, Rolf-Stephan Nussbaum Foundation and MacFarlane Family Foundation)

18. Cloetesville High since 2014 (Funding support from: Cape Wine Auction Trust and Capitec Bank)

19. Forest Village Leadership Academy since 2018 (Funding support from: Acorn Education)

20. Ida’s Valley Primary since 2011 (Funding support from: Cape Wine Auction Trust, Stellenbosch Municipality and Capitec Bank)

21. Kenmere Primary since 2017 (Funding support from: ABAX and HCI Foundation)

22. Kensington High since 2017 (Funding support from: Avcon Engineering, Citadel, Giflo, Merrill Lynch South Africa (Pty) Ltd t/a BofA Securities, MySchool, Smollan, Sol’Ring and Zaqen)

23. Lückhoff High since 2009 (Funding support from: The Jannie Mouton Foundation, Stellenbosch Municipality)

24. Maitland High since 2016 (Funding support from ABAX,  HCI Foundation and private individuals)

25. Rietenbosch Primary since 2012 (Funding support from: Cape Wine Auction Trust, Stellenbosch Municipality and Capitec Bank)

26. Tygerhof Primary since 2016 (Funding support from Tree of Life Foundation and private individuals)

27. Ysterplaat Primary since 2015 (Funding support from: Rolf-Stephan Nussbaum Foundation and the MacFarlane Family Foundation)

28. Zonnebloem Boys and Girls Primary since 2017 (Funding support from: Otto Foundation)

29. Makupula High since 2020 (Funding support from: Remgro)

Special thanks to:

ASL Group our pro-bono auditors

Cape Classics who donate a portion of their sales

Cell C who sponsored data bundles during the Covid pandemic

ForGood who help us to source and recruit volunteers

PEP Stores who sponsor our sandtray therapy project where children share their story through play
Portchie who donates one of his unique, iconic South African prints to each of our school consulting rooms

National Development Agency who sponsored our Anti-Bullying and Gender Based Violence campaign 2020 Q3,4 2021 Q1
The Solidarity Fund who sponsored our Anti-Bullying and Gender Based Violence campaign 2021 Q1, 2, 3

Yenza our technology partners for subject choice, life guidance and career path planning funded by the Potter Foundation