Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
SALT believes that education is lifelong and life changing.
Many people do not have equal access to formal and informal education. This influences their overall development and opportunities. SALT aims to address educational issues to ensure success in life for those who are on our programs.
There is a lack of access to quality education in South Africa resulting in 49% of all learners dropping out before grade 12. To assist those affected SALT is supporting women who have identified the need to complete their Grade 12 certificate in order to improve their lives. This program prepares and supports the students to achieve this goal.
We are now one school closer to quality education for all. After assisting Inkwenkwezi High School for 12 years, they have adopted our Finishing Strong approach by introducing Saturday classes and extra lessons for all grades.
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.
Good nutrition is vital for the development and wellbeing of an individual. There are still many communities who are challenged by a lack of food security and it is increasingly difficult for vulnerable families to remain healthy. SALT is working closely in these areas to provide food stability, good nutrition and ultimately create healthier individuals.
To think that one child would go to school hungry is heartbreaking – to know that thousands do everyday is an injustice. We want to ensure that each learner’s nutritional needs are met through daily meals at school. Our School feeding program not only supports the child at school, but provides monthly food parcels to their families. Teachers at these schools have seen a dramatic increase in concentration, participation and achievement in children who are on our School Feeding program.
Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.
SALT aims to significantly improve the quality of life for vulnerable families in our community. Our view on wellbeing is that the individual is understood and supported by addressing their social, emotional, physical, and spiritual needs. We assess each individual and family when they join a SALT program to ensure that we adapt to their needs and build a foundation for change.
Isidima – meaning dignity in isiXhosa – aims to restore lost dignity to vulnerable women through social and emotional support. We perform a risk assessment on each individual and create support groups for them. Our focus is on the development of the individual and to equip them with the right information and tools to deal with life.