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Dial-a-Teacher partners with LEAP

On 19th May 2014 Dial-A-Teacher headed by former Miss South Africa and LEAP patron, Amy Kleinhans-Curd, will launch its partnership with LEAP. LEAP Schools operates six no fee schools for high school students from some of South Africa’s poorest communities in the Western Cape, Gauteng and Limpopo. The Dial-A-Teacher programme will provide all LEAP’s Grade 12 students (159 in total) with telephone support from qualified and committed teachers from 6-9pm Monday to Thursday during term time. The service will be free of charge as part of the company’s cooperate social investment support to LEAP Schools. Amy Kleinhans-Curd is excited about the launch of the programme….

As a qualified teacher, a mother and committed patron of LEAP schools I really believe in learners being able to access support whenever they need it. Our team of teachers are excited to support LEAP’s matric class to excel in their studies.

John Gilmour, Director of LEAP Schools says he is “delighted to have the programme as another stream of support for our Grade 12 students. It’s an innovative way to utilise mobile phone technology for teaching and learning and we are excited about the possibilities it brings.”

The programme will begin on 19th May 2014 and will be available to all LEAP’s matric students in Gauteng and the Western Cape. Esethu Mngxuyeni, a Grade 12 learner at LEAP Schools in Cape Town is looking forward to the programme stating, she said “I’m happy to have the extra support for my homework and assignments; it will help me when I get stuck on a problem at home.” Depending on the success of this pilot, the programme may be rolled out to benefit more LEAP School students in other grades.

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