17th October 2018
Murder, rape and violent robbery happen every day making Diepsloot one of the most dangerous townships in the world. The breakdown of family life, pre-teenage and teenage pregnancy, gangs and substance abuse are rife. Yet among this charnel house young people have the same dreams that young people all over the world share – to escape a life in poverty and enjoy the fruits of financial success and to become a respected person.
Surveys around the world always come to same conclusion. The route to social mobility is through education.
Win-Win Parenting has a track record of success. The Northern Cape Department of Education reported that at 109 schools where the Programme was delivered to parents by teachers, homework completion, school attendance, marks and progression rates all increased while the school dropout rate declined. The police commander in Sasolburg reported that two years after the Programme had been presented to parents in a township named Refengkgotso that call-outs to family violence had declined by over 50% and remained at that level. A report on parent attitudes in Refengkgotso conducted after the police report was received is available free from firstname.lastname@example.org It will blow your socks off!
For the fourth consecutive year Investec has funded the delivery of the BCF Win-Win Parenting Skills Training Programme in the Diepsloot township near Johannesburg.
Investec funding will enable BCF to train owners and principals of ECDs (early childhood development centres/kindergartens) to provide parents with the practical skills they need to raise confident, self-reliant children who will ultimately succeed in life.