Sparrow Schools educates children with learning difficulties, disabilities and underprivileged children from Grade 1-7 in the community. We also have a Technical Skills High Schools as well as an FET College for disabled and disadvantaged youth .
We love having volunteers in our schools. We always looking for volunteers to help as teaching assistance, extra mural activities such as sports, arts and crafts and homework/ tutoring. Our vegetable garden could also use some assistance!
We love having our volunteers and provide tours of Johannesburg and the like.
Our goal is to introduce children and youth to practical skills at an early age to nurture and empower them to ultimately access employment in a vocational trade. The lack of skills not only threatens the future of individuals, but the country’s economy. Sparrow believes in a holistic approach to education, our schools - which comprise of The Foundation School (219 learners) and Sparrow Combined School (182 learners) are supported by the Learner Support Unit which takes care of the emotional, psychological and social issues impacting on the learner’s ability to develop and learn. These two schools prepare students for either re-entry into a mainstream educational environment, entering Sparrow FET College (323 learners per year), or an alternative FET College of their choice. Our FET College caters for young adults and youth who have a history of being marginalised by society. Sparrow aims to educate, equip and skill children and youth, develop entrepreneurs and assist with becoming employable and open doors to employment opportunities. Sparrow aims to assess candidates to ensure they are within the correct skill, train young unemployed and unskilled youth in accredited skills programmes to be qualified. Help improve the level of literacy and numeracy within South Africa, support and mentor the students at the FET College and Sparrow Schools with socio-psycho services. Train students in life skills, which includes preparing them for the working world and placing the trained students into workplace experience. Our aim and objective is to produce qualified artisans where skill shortages exist in the country, break the cycle of illiteracy and poverty and place trained and qualified students into permanent positions with industry.