• Our vision

    Is to build a community in which all children are equipped with the skills and knowledge to become productive members of society. We wish to empower learners with the skills and self-confidence to achieve their academic potential and embrace education as the key to their future.

  • Our objective

    Is to provide support to primary school learners who have fallen behind in the key skills of English, Mathematics and Afrikaans and to improve the numeracy and literacy skills amongst the primary school learners that need to most help.

  • Our Long-Term plan

    Is to duplicate our programme with other schools around South Africa and to open a special needs class.


ABC for Life was established in 2007 with the belief that “one good action creates another”. With a 16-year track record of implementing successful learning programs, ABC for Life knows first-hand that the long-term economic, social, and personal gains from education are immeasurable for individuals, families, communities, and the development of our country. To this end, our educational interventions have been developed to empower children with the skills and self-confidence to achieve their academic potential.

ABC for Life currently provides intensive literacy support to 580 Foundation Phase learners (Grade R-4) every month at 3 under-resourced schools serving some of the poorest learners in Cape Town, namely Sentinel Primary (Hangberg, Hout Bay), Hout Bay Primary (Imizamo Yethu) and Ellerton Primary (Sea Point).

Hout Bay Educational Trust (ABC For Life) respects the privacy of its stakeholders and treats all personal information provided to them in line with the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA)


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