Ensuring a bright future for those with special needs

Ensuring a bright future for those with special needs

New Hope School’s Skills Development Centre aims to upskill those with special needs to ensure they have a bright future as working adults. 

New Hope School

New Hope School in Pretoria has been bringing hope and education to children with special needs for almost 50 years. The school has 417 learners, from pre-school to Grade 12, with special needs like cerebral palsy, and physical and learning challenges. The school offers three Curricular Streams to give each learner the opportunity to develop according to their ability, including mainstream CAPS, Vocational Training, and Basic Life Skills.

New Hope School

The school is very proud of their 100% matriculation record for the past seven years, but it is what happens after school for many of their learners that they are trying to address now with a new Skills Development Centre.

The centre is a self-funded project that will afford learners the after-school training and stimulation that is currently not available to them. The aim is to up-skill school leavers to earn an income and make a living as adults, creating avenues for a sustainable career and income, rather than remaining dependent on others.  

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The New Hope School community has been hard at work to raise the funds and materials needed to build the centre, but they need more help as this is a massive financial undertaking.

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One of the Angels who has been assisting New Hope is Agora, who has been doing the Project Management and QS-services pro bono. They know exactly what is still needed and that’s why they reached out to Good Morning Angels for assistance on behalf of New Hope School. 

REQUEST FOR: New Hope school, represented by Karen Meyer, who is the Head of the Skills Phase at the school 

REQUEST FROM: Chanelle van Dyk, AGORA 

ANGEL: Armand Feldtmann, MD of Power Build 

SPONSORING: Power Build had a Golf Day recently, where they raised funds to support a cause in need of building assistance. They will donate R150,000 of these funds to the New Hope Schools Skill’s Development Centre Building project!


Good morning Angels, 

Our company is currently involved in a meaningful project with New Hope School, situated in Pretoria, that focuses on the education and training of learners with cerebral palsy, permanent physical disabilities, metabolic disorders or syndromes, traumatic brain injuries, as well as specific learning disabilities. 

New Hope School is in the process of constructing a Skills Development Centre aimed at providing opportunities for learners with disabilities to earn an income after completing their school journey. The centre includes a Beauty Salon where the children can acquire practical skills, fostering their development in the beauty industry and creating avenues for a sustainable career and income. 

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As AGORA Africa, we have taken on the responsibility of providing all the quantity surveying, project management and construction management services necessary to build this facility. While the Department of Education has graciously granted the school R1 million rand for the building of two new classrooms, an additional R1.8 million is needed to complete the Skills Development Centre, which is a vital project.

It will be appreciated much if Good Morning Angles can help us and New Hope School to reach its goal and complete this Skills Development Centre. Your contribution will not only help build a physical facility but will also contribute to the future success and well-being of learners with disabilities. 

Kind regards,

Chanelle van Dyk 

Agora Project Management & QS 

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