The mission of Khula is to integrate children at risk of dropping out, back into the school system is the back bone of the organisation. Through permanently employed fieldworkers, Khula builds a strong relationship with schools who were identified to have high absenteeism levels.
Fieldworkers are women and men who live in the community and who understand the need and the people in their community – they are the heart and face of the organisation. They are trained, supervised and continuously supported by a qualified Khula Social Worker.
A referral network is established at each school to enable the school to notify the Khula fieldworkers assigned to the school, of learner absenteeism. After the referral was received, the fieldworkers visit the child at home and engage with the primary caregiver to start the process of together trying to integrate the child back into the school. This is a delicate process of earning the respect and trust of the primary caregiver and motivating the child through love and care.
For more info on how you can get involved, you can visit their website, or find them on Facebook.