The Crags Primary

  • Distance to Plettenberg Bay: 25km
  • Number of students: 650
  • Grades: R – 7
  • Typical characteristics: Many BIA-kids. Many Xhosa-kids
  • Number of teachers: 18
  • Number of BIA-kids: 74

BIA-staff in the school: 1 mentor and 1 assistant teacher

Important BIA contributions: 2 brick classrooms. 1 assistant teacher. Volunteers painted playground. Educational games, homework classes for the grade 6 learners, art classes for the older children, swimming lessons for the younger BIA children and bicycle lessons for Grade R children.

Kurland Village is a township in the Crags, located twenty-five kilometres from Plettenberg Bay, where many of its residents live in impoverished conditions, some in wooden shacks with no water or electricity. Unemployment is rife and HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, epilepsy, and high blood pressure are major health concerns. Our volunteers are always active at this school- assisting teachers, providing administrative support, computer classes, life orientation, and many other skills. At the moment, BIA employs one mentor and an assistant teacher at this school.