Save Our Schools And Community (SOSAC) is an education advocacy and community transformation organisation based in Schauderville / Korsten (Port Elizabeth’s Northern Areas) and the city of Grahams town. It was started by a group of socially conscious friends in 2008 who wanted to make a contribution towards education development in their communities of birth and residence.
We are a section 21 non-profit organisation (Reg. no. 2009/004766/08). SOSAC’s Early Childhood Development Centre recently renamed The Little Red Teapot (ECD),crèche, is situated at Adolph Schauder Primary School, Gideon Road, Schauderville,Port Elizabeth. The Schauderville / Korsten area in which Adolph Schauder Primaryand our ECD) is situated, is characterized by high and growing unemployment, drugabuse, crime and gang violence. The unemployment in Schauderville is more than77% with most living of social grants.
Low-cost, high quality ECD provision can ensure a relatively safer and more sound start to life for children, who by accident of birth, grow up in socio-economic difficulty. 90% of our children at the crèche are dependent on social grants, with single parents or either living with their grandmother.
With the establishment of the crèche we are a feeder for the school’s already existing Grade R class. By providing the pre-Grade R class (crèche), the school could ensure that the majority of children coming into Grade R, followed by Grade 1, have been introduced to a quality early childhood development pre-school program.
Backabuddy. (2018). Save our Schools and Community | Charity – Profile | BackaBuddy. [online] Available at: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/charity/profile/save-schools-community [Accessed 23 Apr. 2018].