BATHOKWA PRIMARY SCHOOL, PRETORIA
Bathokwa Primary School in Saulsville, West of Pretoria, accommodates over a thousand young children from some of the poorest surrounding township areas.
The school is currently led by Ms Crystal Nkwana, who is dedicated to the education of her charges. She is enthusiastic, positive and passionate.
For many years the Chamberlain Group have been supporting the school, focussing on literacy. We pay for a full-time Librarian who works on the literacy programme at the school. In addition, the Chamberlain Group pay the salaries of two full-time teachers and has recently donated four additional classrooms. Before that, there were more than eighty children in some classes.
Because the school is so well respected in the community, and is performing so effectively, it is flooded with applicants and it is severely overcrowded.