ABOUT US

St Francis has been a night school for adults for thirty years. Over that time some 70000 adult learners have been able to access low cost education and skills training programmes.

St Francis grew out of the deep desire of Indigenous African people for education. It was founded in the 70’s during the apartheid regime. The parish church was the first classroom and educators entered the Langa Township illegally to teach. In 2014 the Department of Higher Education moved it to Gugulethu. Due to limited space and wanting to produce quality it then split with the New Matriculant (NSC)  going to Mandalay functioning independently and the Old Matriculant & ABET learners reamining in Gugulethu

St Francis Finishing School is currently a day School, servicing about 1500 learners annually whoare currently sitting for their NSC examinations and having well over 15 educators. St Francis Finishing Schoool focuses on students who matriculated between 2012 & 2016 and want to upgrade thier subjects for different reasons. It generally operates from 08:00 to 14:45 daily. Fees are generally equivalent too less than 10 Euro a year per learner. The intention is that this holistic education will provide learners with opportunities in which they can develop into fully participative of society.

In return, St Francis staff are motivated and rewarded by the commitment of learners, who work all day and still come to learn at night, as well as the generosity of spirit of the educators, who teach after hours in the dangerous township.

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ABOUT US

St Francis has been a night school for adults for thirty years. Over that time some 70000 adult learners have been able to access low cost education and skills training programmes.

St Francis grew out of the deep desire of Indigenous African people for education. It was founded in the 70’s during the apartheid regime. The parish church was the first classroom and educators entered the Langa Township illegally to teach. In 2014 the Department of Higher Education moved it to Gugulethu. Due to limited space and wanting to produce quality it then split with the New Matriculant (NSC)  going to Mandalay functioning independently and the Old Matriculant & ABET learners reamining in Gugulethu

St Francis Finishing School is currently a day School, servicing about 1500 learners annually whoare currently sitting for their NSC examinations and having well over 15 educators. St Francis Finishing Schoool focuses on students who matriculated between 2012 & 2016 and want to upgrade thier subjects for different reasons. It generally operates from 08:00 to 14:45 daily. Fees are generally equivalent too less than 10 Euro a year per learner. The intention is that this holistic education will provide learners with opportunities in which they can develop into fully participative of society.

In return, St Francis staff are motivated and rewarded by the commitment of learners, who work all day and still come to learn at night, as well as the generosity of spirit of the educators, who teach after hours in the dangerous township.

Click here to register

 

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