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At Forres we provide meaningful opportunities for children to engage with a variety of outreach projects in the broader community. We have two main outreach projects:
Building Blocks Children's Home
A sanctuary for abandoned babies and toddlers who are born into desperate circumstances i.e. parents suffering from HIV, substance abuse and poverty.
Our children not only raise funds for these projects they also visit and interact with the community which develops meaningful relationships and grows in our children a sense of social responsibility.
The aim of Outreach must be for children to develop an understanding and empathy for the wider community and to learn about the needs of their own community (for the sake of practicality the school's wider community being Rondebosch.
A project should reflect the new/changed SA and should, therefore, cut across racial and religious barriers, i.e. not focused on one particular group. The child should be able to actively contribute to the project by giving of their talents, time and support (financial/other).
Outreach must be a two-way street where the learners benefit from the experience - learning about themselves and growing towards becoming compassionate, informed citizens.
Our policy towards the project is a 'two-way street':
Forres Preparatory School is a progressive, co-educational school housed in the heart of
Rondebosch, Cape Town. We are committed to providing a balanced & dynamic education for every child,
with the belief that children are unique and that individual minds learn differently. The Forres Family is
made up of a team of passionate teachers, supportive parents and children who love their school. Forres
children thrive in this challenging, yet nurturing environment.
- Kim van der Hoven, Director of Forres