St. Agnes Primary School is no stranger to hardship or diversity. With students from Nazareth House (a home for children affected by HIV/AIDS), Ons Plek (a shelter for street children), and a large number of refugees from different African countries, the school caters to a broad geographic and socioeconomic range of learners.
Four teachers – Patrick Nzenza, Elesia Kolbe, Allison De Wet, and Ian Van Driel – were trained as volunteers on May 5th and introduced the programming to their classes beginning May 23rd. With such an enthusiastic response from the student participants, the school has decided to teach the BOOF curriculum to all of the school’s classes. Through this exciting new partnership, students will continue to learn fundamental principles of financial management, but most importantly develop a sense of self-respect, dignity, and capability.