Ziyanda, a Grade 6 learner, lives in Lower Crossroads with her parents and older sister, When she joined Beautiful Gate's After school education support programme in June 2015, she was struggling a lot and was so shy, lacking confidence in herself.
After a few weeks in the programme, her academics started improving, but she still lacked confidence. It was then that our tutors decided to initiate some one-on-one sessions with her, encouraging her that she could do better.
Over the past few months she has started gaining confidence and now she is one of our best learners who participates willingly and helps others in the class.
Welcome to a window into the lives and issues facing children in the Crossroads community on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa. Most of these stories centre around the children and families we work with at Beautiful Gate South Africa, a Christian non-profit organisation whose mission is to show God's love as we care for and protect children, empower and preserve families and mobilise our community to do the same.