EwB'S RESPONSE TO COVID 19
On March 7th 2020, South Africa announced its first case of the coronavirus. That announcement has since been followed by numerous measures to curb the spread, which included an implementation of a 21 Day Lockdown Period (“LD”) which started on Friday 26th March 2020. As is the case around the world, it is not business as usual. The fear is that South Africa, and less developed nations, will be impacted more severely due to a lack of health and other infrastructure.
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BELLVILLE SOUTH PRIMARY
Bellville South Primary School is EwB’s 4th site and was opened in 2019 in partnership with Building Bridges Community Organization. Currently, we run an after-school program in English and mathematics for 70 learners in Grades 4-7.
EwB’s site coordinator is Mickayla Smith who attended Bellville South Primary and is a passionate and dedicated advocate of the program. Funding for the program is completely generated by the very successful Sydney South African Film Festival. Bellville South Primary School has" hit the ground running” with an enthusiastic and supportive principal and teaching staff. We are excited to add the program for the Grade 8 learners this year.