Alta du Toit - Unlimited Opportunities
Launching children with special abilities into the world of unlimited opportunities.
Guests had lumps in their throats as learners sang Jy's 'n wenner (You're a winner) at the launch of the Khanya laboratory at Alta du Toit. The school, which offers boarding facilities, caters for learners who face serious intellectual and physical challenges.
Western Cape MEC for Education, Cameron Dugmore, reiterated that education should unlock the potential of each learner, especially the vulnerable. He acknowledged that Khanya links learners to the world. The Principal of Alta du Toit thanked everybody who contributed to raising the independence of each learner using technology. The laboratory reflects the synergy of intentions of the donors, First Rand Foundation, the school community and the Khanya Project.
Already learners show rapid growth. A learner who normally struggles to concentrate had individual tuition for three months. Now he is able to work for longer than twenty minutes at a time. Ingrid Graham, Khanya's Public Private Partnerships coordinator, looked on proudly as learners who face serious learning and other challenges enthusiastically displayed their skills.
Guests at the launch heard the music when Khanya's Clinton Walker expressed the wonder that the Khanya team and their partners enjoy:
The colours of the rainbow so pretty in the sky,
Are also on the faces of the teachers going by
I hear learners try; we watch them grow
They'll learn much more than we'll ever know,
And I think to myself 'What a wonderful world'.