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 30 000 learners and their caregivers.

RURAL

1. Devon Valley Primary since 2022 (Funding support from Remgro)

2. Klapmuts Primary since 2018 (Initiated by Remgro with funding support from Valcare)

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

4. St Vincent RC Primary since 2022 (Funding support from Remgro)

5. Simondium Primary since 2016 (Funding support from a private individual and ClemenGold® Foundation)

 

PERI-URBAN

6. Kylemore Secondary since 2018 (Funding support from: Cape Wine Auction Trust, Het Jan Marais Nasionale FondsCapitec Bank and Valcare)

7. PC Petersen Primary since 2017 (Funding support from: Cape Wine Auction Trust, Het Jan Marais Nasionale FondsCapitec Bank and Valcare)

8. Stellenzicht High since 2015 (Initiated by Remgro with funding support from a group of private individuals)

9. Trevor Manuel Primary since 2018 (Funding support from a group of private individuals)

10. Weber Gedenk Primary since 2014 (Initiated by Remgro with funding support from a group of private individuals)

11. Wemmershoek Primary since 2020 (Funding support from: Valcare and the Rachel du Toit Charitable Trust)

12. Dalubuhle Primary since 2020 (Funding support from: the Rupert Education Foundation and the Rachel du Toit Charitable Trust)

13.  Franschhoek Primary and High since 2020 (Funding support from: the Rupert Education Foundation and the Rachel du Toit Charitable Trust)

14. Groendal Primary since 2020 (Funding support from: the Rupert Education Foundation and the Rachel du Toit Charitable Trust)

15. Groendal High since 2020 (Funding support from: the Rupert Education Foundation and the Rachel du Toit Charitable Trust)

URBAN

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

17. Apex High since 2018 (Funding support from: Acorn Education and Millennium Trust)

18. Apex Primary since 2021 (Funding support from: Acorn Education and Millennium Trust)

19. Buren High since 2015 (Funding support from: HCI Foundation, Rolf-Stephan Nussbaum Foundation)

20. Cloetesville High since 2014 (Funding support from: Cape Wine Auction Trust, Het Jan Marais Nasionale Fonds and Capitec Bank)

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

22. Ida’s Valley Primary since 2011 (Funding support from: Cape Wine Auction Trust, Het Jan Marais Nasionale Fonds and Capitec Bank)

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

24. Kensington High since 2017 (Funding support from: Avcon Engineering)

25. Lückhoff High since 2009 (Funding support from: The Jannie Mouton Foundation and Het Jan Marais Nasionale Fonds)

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

27. Rietenbosch Primary since 2012 (Funding support from: Cape Wine Auction Trust, Het Jan Marais Nasionale Fonds and Capitec Bank)

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

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

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

31. Makupula High since 2020 (Initiated by Remgro with funding support from a group of private individuals)

 

Special thanks to:

Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropies who have partnered with us for the next 3 years, investing in the lives of learners through an education-focused grant

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

GBVF Response Fund1 (through Tshikululu Social Investment) who fund our GBVF interventions including counselling and awareness campaigns for 2022 & 2023

National Development Agency who sponsored our Anti-Bullying and Gender Based Violence campaign 2020 & 2021

National Lotteries Commission who generously funded organisational overheads

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

Reana Rossouw / Next Generation Consultants for Impact Management and Measurement Masterclass

The Solidarity Fund who sponsored our Anti-Bullying and Gender Based Violence campaign 2021

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