Children youth

Children and youth

Our work is located in a context of educating for sustainable futures with an approach to learning that is locally grown, historically-tested and globally relevant. It is this spirit that the SI work with children and youth intends to convey – a creative, high-quality, innovative space of learning, rooted in a sense of place, traversing experience and practice in explorations that generate connections with ecology and more equitable futures in South Africa. 

At the Sustainability Institute we have approximately 150 children across our programmes from birth to adulthood in both the Lynedoch Early Learning and Youth Aftercare Programme:

Early Learning 0-3 years: 12 babies                                                        Early Learning 3-6 years: 48 children            

Junior Aftercare (Grade R- Grade 5): 30 children                                 Senior Aftercare (Grade 6- Grade 7): 30 young adults      

Kushido Karate Club 20 children                                                           Lynedoch United Soccer Team Children and young adults    

Youth Hub Young adults and high school students


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The Lunchbox Fund focuses on fostering education via nutrition by providing a daily meal at school for impoverished and at-risk school children in township and rural areas of South Africa. Lunchbox Fund's simple intervention provides an incentive for children to stay in school. Once a child is in class and no longer hungry; they are ready to receive an education.