ABC FOR LIFE | Hout Bay Education Trust

Every good action creates another ….. This was the belief that ABC for Life was founded on when one concerned individual took an interest in the education of one teenage boy. Today, ABC for Life reaches more than 300 students at Sentinel School in Hangberg, Hout Bay and is part of the umbrella group the Hout Bay Education Trust.

ABC for Life serves the Sentinel School community with English, Maths and Afrikaans bridging classes, a “Love of Reading” Programme, one- on- one learner support, and after school programmes. It is  a registered NPO (073-897) and PBO (930-029-913) under the umbrella of the Hout Bay Education Trust. Every good action creates another…..

To equip the majority of school-leavers with the tools they need to be productive members of society.

To provide a small-group environment for Sentinel Primary School learners who have fallen behind academically in the key skill areas of English, Afrikaans and Maths, so as to enable them to meet the required academic standards, build self-confidence and motivate them to stay in school and participate in after-school programmes.

To download a copy of our 2014 academic results please click here.


Bishop Tutu and ABC for Life

“A great honour…Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, international icon of justice, meets ABC for Life students, co-founders Lola Kramer and Val Toledo, and teacher Gailyn Scarpa.”


ABC for Life is sad to loss an energetic, proactive, warm and loving lady, Alexandra Giddings. She was involved in a fatal car accident on Friday the 17th of May 2015 in the UK. Alexandra volunteered for ABC for Life starting February till the end of April 2015. In the months that she was with […]
ABC for Life Grade 2 Learners

ABC Makes an “Immense Difference” at Sentinel School

Mrs. Englebrecht, the Principal at Sentinel Primary School, wrote a letter to ABC for Life in January detailing the 2012 systemic evaluation and how ABC for Life has been “instrumental” in the “significant academic gains” at the school in 2012. The systemic evaluation reveals a “Significant improvement” of 15.4% in end of year exam scores […]
Girls Soccer Team

ABC for Life Girls Soccer Champions

Saturday 22 November was a proud day for ABC for Life, when its girls under 14 soccer team won the Inter-community League, a joint initiative of Making an Impact Through Sports (MITS) and Skillshare International’s Coaching for Hope Programme. The girls beat team Ubuntu from Fish Hoek 6 – 0 in the final match, and […]


For many parents, life is a struggle for survival, and reading is simply not a priority. In addition, many were excluded from education or the victims of sub-standard education that left them barely literate. Even if they wanted to, they are often not able to read to their children, or help them with their homework. […]

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