RURAL EDUCATION IN FREE STATE

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RURAL EDUCATION IN FREE
STATE
HOSTEL PROJECT
BACKGROUND
• Feasibility study-2000/2001
• Pilot project with three hostels: Olien SS,
Fauresmith; Tseki ss, Qwaqwa; Moroka HS,
Thaba Nchu-2002/2003
• Roll out – 2004 to date
OBJECTIVES
• To provide quality education to farm school
learners in well resourced schools in towns
where safety is assured.
• To provide nutritious meals for healthful
growth and development
• To enhance the social, spiritual development
of learners from farm school raise their self
esteem.
BUDGET (FUNDING)-2011/2012
TOTAL BUDGET
• Transfer Payment (hostel
Subsidy) for water,
electricity, meals, laundry,
cleaning materials,sports &
recreation, minor repairs,
toiletry, medical costs,
telephone cost, audit fees,
stationery
• Hostel Stock
(bedding,crockery, beds,
mattresses
R44 000 000
• R28 050 000
• R3 000 000
BUDGET (CONTD)
ITEM
• Hostel Security Services
• Hostel Transport for
holidays & recreational
activities
AMOUNT
• R9 500 000
• R3 450 000
CHALLENGES
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Inadequate number of suitable hostels
Poor workmanship by contractors
Lack of parental involvement
Overcrowding
Curriculum-LOLT
Dropout rate
Educator/learner ratio (Morkel’s Model)
Apathy of some schools to admit learners from farm
schools
• Bursary for learners to tertiary institutions.
• Financial Management
OPPORTUNITIES
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Access to quality education
Healthful living standards
Safe and secure environment for education
Access to quality sports and recreational
activities in quality facilities.
ACHIEVEMENTS
• 22 Hostels are fully operational
• 2444 learners are accommodated in the 22
hostels
• 101 learners have completed Grade 12
successfully
• Sufficient funds are provided for the upkeep
of the learners in the hostels
• Funds are provided for maintenance of the
hostels.
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