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Masihambisane Community Development Programme

The vision of Grace College includes an active Outreach Programme that makes a real difference in surrounding rural schools from Edendale and Sweetwaters to as far afield as Mooi River.

Masihambisane, Zulu for "Let us walk together" comprises a number of outreach initiatives which are growing from strength to strength.

Development and training for principals and teachers of local rural schools.
Mr Sam Nkosi visits schools by invitation to conduct whole staff development, SMT training, Governing Body coaching, Matric motivation and front desk development.
 
High School Maths Education for teachers and pupils at local rural schools.
Since 2012, Mrs Jude Miller (Brown) has visited several rural schools on a weekly basis, spending time with the Mathematics teachers and giving demonstration lessons. The classroom intervention is mainly at the Grade 12 level, but she is willing to teach wherever needed. The assistance given to the teachers is one-on-one and is greatly appreciated by the recipients. Maths teachers from these schools and others are invited to attend termly workshops at Grace College during which Jude Miller covers different sections of the Maths syllabus.
 
Key Pietermaritzburg Community Education Development.
A partnership initiated by Jude Miller has resulted in the building of two new classrooms at Siyanda Secondary School and the renovation of a classroom at Phyiphini Secondary School, as well as the provision of educational resources.
 
Weekly interaction between our own pupils and pupils from disadvantaged communities.
Our Grade 8 and 10 pupils visit S’bongumbomvu Combined School throughout the year. They work with the younger grades, helping with reading and mathematical literacy. The whole school is involved in a Christmas Party at the end of the year.
 
Opportunities for bright pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to enter Grace College through the LEAP Scholarship programme. (Established 2004).
Schools identify pupils from very poor economic backgrounds who have good potential. Every year two pupils are selected to enter Grace College in Grade 8.
 
Grace College hosts annual Masihambisane Festivals for Soccer, Basketball and Netball.
The festivals bring teams from Pietermaritzburg and local rural schools together for a day of interaction and good sport. The school also invites local rural schools to use our sports facilities.