Starfish Foundation

Costs

What is needed?

2007 They will attend Simunye kindergarten in the township for this year, until they are ready to transfer to a good kindergarten in Gonubie ('Busy Bodies') offering a good preparation for primary school. Costs: 150 Rand (€ 17,-) per month per child.
* Total per month: € 50,- *
2008 They will attend Simunye kindergarten in the township for this year, until they are ready to transfer to a good kindergarten in Gonubie ('Busy Bodies') offering a good preparation for primary school. Costs: 150 Rand (€ 17,-) per month per child.
* Total per month: € 50,- *
2009 They will attend 'Busy Bodies', a very good pre-school, which will enable them to attend a good primary school in Gonubie, a town near their township. Costs: 700 Rand ( 78,-) per month per child.The children stay here from 7.00 am until 17.30 pm. The school serves a hot meal at lunchtime (ensuring that the children eat a decent meal) and sandwiches and cooldrink in the afternoon. Children must enrol about a year in advance, since there is limited place.
* Total per month: € 234,- *
2010 Gonubie Primary School. The current fees for the first year are 490 Rand (€ 55,-) per month per child.
* Total per month: € 165,- *

These are the basic school costs needed. Excursions and transport would be extra costs. In South Africa the government does not pay school fees. If you want a good, normal education you have to pay for it.