“Centre will give hope to the community”
THE FIRST batch of pupils were granted a second chance to register for their Grade 12 classes at the Helen Joseph Satellite Centre in Ritchie this week.
They are set to start their classes in April this year.
The launch of the centre was held at the Ritchie Community Centre on Wednesday.
The centre, which has been established as part of a partnership with several non-profit organisations (NPOs) and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), falls under the Northern Cape Community Education Training College.
The chairperson of Hope Community Centre Dr Louise Farland, said the pupils are matriculants who want to improve their marks and matric drop-outs.
Farland added that some of the pupils who registered are over 21 years old and deserved a second chance.
“Although most of our pupils are currently from Ritchie, we expect more pupils who come from the surrounding areas to register,” said Farland.
“We will accommodate them because we have the capacity and our main focus is on giving hope to the community.”