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About us

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

– Nelson Mandela

About us

The Tereo School

is a faith-based, non-profit organisation, established in 1999 as a school for street children and children at risk in the Helderberg Basin,who for some social/traumatic event or circumstances, fell out of the formal education system or have never been part of it, therefore providing an opportunity to learn in a place of safety. Tereo Community School provides education, daily meals, clothing and much needed emotional support to the children. No matter what the child’s circumstance, Tereo’s doors are open; ready to give these children a chance to get the education that every child has a basic right to.

Vision and objectives

  • Build the gap between the current unschooled state of the children and mainstream education.
  • Address the educational and social needs of the children at risk.
  • To achieve the reintegration of the children into society.

Mission

  • We equip them with education to go back into the mainstream schools.
  • We empower the children to rise above their circumstances and focus on high self-esteem.
  • We give them hope to break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy.
  • We endeavour to install Godly values into the lives of the children in our care.

The majority of Tereo’s children come from dysfunctional families, where extreme poverty is prevalent with some sleeping on the street, many children are neglected, abused and often at risk of even more abuse and violence. As a result of their circumstances many fall out of or have never been part of the schooling system.  Tereo is the only safety net of this kind for these children, in the area. The Tereo Community School and Project aims to empower the children to rise above their circumstances and focus on high self-esteem. Through this initiative we aim to break the cycle of poverty caused by little or no education and give them an alternative to turning to crime or prostitution which so many are forced to do so due to circumstances.  Over the past 22 years we have been able to impact the lives of more than 1000 children.

There are currently 84 children in the school, whose ages range from 6 years old to 15 years old. All the children are from disadvantaged communities in the surrounding areas of Somerset West, in the Western Cape. Tereo is situated in The Old Ambulance Station, Victoria Street, Somerset West. The school is registered with the Western Cape Education Department. Children attend the school for a number of reasons:-

  • never attended school before, irrespective of their age;
  • dropped out of school and never returned;
  • cannot get into school because of overcrowding, lack of birth certificates and other related reasons.

Secondary objectives

  • Creating a formal school environment using the CAPS curriculum.
  • Development of partnerships with community organisations that can address medical, legal, psychological, educational and physical needs of the children.
  • Provide After Care and Homework assistance for children at risk
  • Provide counselling and support for leaner experiencing physical and sexual abuse
  • In conjunction with our Child Protection officer, social worker and the South African Child Protection Legislation, seek alternatives, support and where necessary, place learners in places of safety.

News Letters | Press Releases | Documents | Projects

Newsletter: Spring 2022

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  • New Staff.....
  • Math Excellence.....
  • Hygiene ....
  • Drugs....
  • Playhouse....

Newsletter: Celebrating Women 2022

f

  • New Staff.....
  • Math Excellence.....
  • Hygiene ....
  • Drugs....
  • Playhouse....

Newsletter: Winter 2022

f

  • New Staff.....
  • Math Excellence.....
  • Hygiene ....
  • Drugs....
  • Playhouse....

Newsletter: Easter 2022

f

  • Premises.....
  • Physical & Sexual Abuse.....
  • New Team Members ....
  • Changing Faces....
  • Gift of Sight....

Newsletter: Christmas 2021

f

  • Warm greetings from the Tereo Team.....
  • Imibala October Holiday Program.....
  • Hali Trust birthday party ....
  • Tereo Tuck-shop....

Documents: Annual Report 2021

f

  • Context in which Tereo School Operates .....
  • Our Mandate......
  • Investments in Communities ....
  • Final Board Meeting 30 October 2021.... 

Newsletter: Spring 2021

f

  • A message from our Project Manager .....
  • Tereo success stories - Exam results.....
  • Fire Marshall training ....
  • Outing to the Planetarium and Museum

Newsletter: Winter 2021

f

  • A message from our Project Manager .....
  • Success stories 2021 - New Academic Principal appointed.
  • Individual Child/Teacher Support Programme....
  • Beach cleanup.....

Newsletter: Spring 2020

f

  • 2020 - The year that was .....
  • New Beginnings -New Project Manager appointed.
  • Post Covid - Back to school ....
  • Feeding 80 families every week

Documents: Tereo PBO Section 18

f

  • Income Tax Exemption /Approval in terms of Section 18A: Tereo Project .....

Documents: Privacy Policy

f

  • Scope .....
  • Information Collection......
  • Children under the age of 13 ....
  • Information Sharing....

Documents: BBEEE Statement 2020/1

f

  • Sworn Affidavit: B-BBEEE Exempted Micro Enterprize (Specialised Entity).....

Documents: NPO Registration Certificate

f

  • Certificate of Registration of NONPROFIT ORGANISATION.....
  • Registration number: 010-517 NPO

Press Releases: Bolander 31 Mar 2021

f

  • Tereo School offers hope, opportunities

Press Releases: Bolander 6 Oct 2021

f

  • Tereo School goes from strength to strength

Theory of Change - December 2021

f

  • Mandate
  • Investments
  • Journey to Mainstream Education
  • Project Outcomes

Who we are

About Us

Education is the most
powerful weapon which
you can use to change the world.

– Nelson Mandela

About us

The Tereo School

is a faith-based, non-profit organisation, established in 1999 as a school for street children and children at risk in the Helderberg Basin,who for some social/traumatic event or circumstances, fell out of the formal education system or have never been part of it, therefore providing an opportunity to learn in a place of safety. Tereo Community School provides education, daily meals, clothing and much needed emotional support to the children. No matter what the child’s circumstance, Tereo’s doors are open; ready to give these children a chance to get the education that every child has a basic right to.

Vision and objectives

  • Build the gap between the current unschooled state of the children and mainstream education.
  • Address the educational and social needs of the children at risk.
  • To achieve the reintegration of the children into society.

Mission

  • We equip them with education to go back into the mainstream schools.
  • We empower the children to rise above their circumstances and focus on high self-esteem.
  • We give them hope to break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy.
  • We endeavour to install Godly values into the lives of the children in our care.

The majority of Tereo’s children come from dysfunctional families, where extreme poverty is prevalent with some sleeping on the street, many children are neglected, abused and often at risk of even more abuse and violence. As a result of their circumstances many fall out of or have never been part of the schooling system.  Tereo is the only safety net of this kind for these children, in the area. The Tereo Community School and Project aims to empower the children to rise above their circumstances and focus on high self-esteem. Through this initiative we aim to break the cycle of poverty caused by little or no education and give them an alternative to turning to crime or prostitution which so many are forced to do so due to circumstances.  Over the past 22 years we have been able to impact the lives of more than 1000 children.

There are currently 84 children in the school, whose ages range from 6 years old to 15 years old. All the children are from disadvantaged communities in the surrounding areas of Somerset West, in the Western Cape. Tereo is situated in The Old Ambulance Station, Victoria Street, Somerset West. The school is registered with the Western Cape Education Department. Children attend the school for a number of reasons:-

  • never attended school before, irrespective of their age;
  • dropped out of school and never returned;
  • cannot get into school because of overcrowding, lack of birth certificates and other related reasons. 

Secondary objectives

  • Creating a formal school environment using the CAPS curriculum.
  • Development of partnerships with community organisations that can address medical, legal, psychological, educational and physical needs of the children.
  • Provide After Care and Homework assistance for children at risk
  • Provide counselling and support for leaner experiencing physical and sexual abuse
  • In conjunction with our Child Protection officer, social worker and the South African Child Protection Legislation, seek alternatives, support and where necessary, place learners in places of safety.

News Letters | Press Releases | Documents | Projects

Newsletter: Spring 2022

f

  • New Staff.....
  • Math Excellence.....
  • Hygiene ....
  • Drugs....
  • Playhouse....

Newsletter: Celebrating Women 2022

f

  • New Staff.....
  • Math Excellence.....
  • Hygiene ....
  • Drugs....
  • Playhouse....

Newsletter: Winter 2022

f

  • New Staff.....
  • Math Excellence.....
  • Hygiene ....
  • Drugs....
  • Playhouse....

Newsletter: Easter 2022

f

  • Premises.....
  • Physical & Sexual Abuse.....
  • New Team Members ....
  • Changing Faces....
  • Gift of Sight....

Newsletter: Christmas 2021

f

  • Warm greetings from the Tereo Team.....
  • Imibala October Holiday Program.....
  • Hali Trust birthday party ....
  • Tereo Tuck-shop....

Documents: Annual Report 2021

f

  • Context in which Tereo School Operates .....
  • Our Mandate......
  • Investments in Communities ....
  • Final Board Meeting 30 October 2021.... 

Newsletter: Spring 2021

f

  • A message from our Project Manager .....
  • Tereo success stories - Exam results.....
  • Fire Marshall training ....
  • Outing to the Planetarium and Museum

Newsletter: Winter 2021

f

  • A message from our Project Manager .....
  • Success stories 2021 - New Academic Principal appointed.
  • Individual Child/Teacher Support Programme....
  • Beach cleanup.....

Newsletter: Spring 2020

f

  • 2020 - The year that was .....
  • New Beginnings -New Project Manager appointed.
  • Post Covid - Back to school ....
  • Feeding 80 families every week

Documents: Tereo PBO Section 18

f

  • Income Tax Exemption /Approval in terms of Section 18A: Tereo Project .....

Documents: Privacy Policy

f

  • Scope .....
  • Information Collection......
  • Children under the age of 13 ....
  • Information Sharing....

Documents: BBEEE Statement 2020/1

f

  • Sworn Affidavit: B-BBEEE Exempted Micro Enterprize (Specialised Entity).....

Documents: NPO Registration Certificate

f

  • Certificate of Registration of NONPROFIT ORGANISATION.....
  • Registration number: 010-517 NPO

Press Releases: Bolander 31 Mar 2021

f

  • Tereo School offers hope, opportunities

Press Releases: Bolander 6 Oct 2021

f

  • Tereo School goes from strength to strength

Theory of Change - December 2021

f

  • Mandate
  • Investments
  • Journey to Mainstream Education
  • Project Outcomes

Who we are

About us

Education is the most
powerful weapon which
you can use to change
the world.

– Nelson Mandela

About us

The Tereo School

is a faith-based, non-profit organisation, established in 1999 as a school for street children and children at risk in the Helderberg Basin,who for some social/traumatic event or circumstances, fell out of the formal education system or have never been part of it, therefore providing an opportunity to learn in a place of safety. Tereo Community School provides education, daily meals, clothing and much needed emotional support to the children. No matter what the child’s circumstance, Tereo’s doors are open; ready to give these children a chance to get the education that every child has a basic right to.

Vision and objectives

  • Build the gap between the current unschooled state of the children and mainstream education.
  • Address the educational and social needs of the children at risk.
  • To achieve the reintegration of the children into society.

Mission

  • We equip them with education to go back into the mainstream schools.
  • We empower the children to rise above their circumstances and focus on high self-esteem.
  • We give them hope to break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy.
  • We endeavour to install Godly values into the lives of the children in our care.

The majority of Tereo’s children come from dysfunctional families, where extreme poverty is prevalent with some sleeping on the street, many children are neglected, abused and often at risk of even more abuse and violence. As a result of their circumstances many fall out of or have never been part of the schooling system.  Tereo is the only safety net of this kind for these children, in the area. The Tereo Community School and Project aims to empower the children to rise above their circumstances and focus on high self-esteem. Through this initiative we aim to break the cycle of poverty caused by little or no education and give them an alternative to turning to crime or prostitution which so many are forced to do so due to circumstances.  Over the past 22 years we have been able to impact the lives of more than 1000 children.

There are currently 84 children in the school, whose ages range from 6 years old to 15 years old. All the children are from disadvantaged communities in the surrounding areas of Somerset West, in the Western Cape. Tereo is situated in The Old Ambulance Station, Victoria Street, Somerset West. The school is registered with the Western Cape Education Department. Children attend the school for a number of reasons:-

  • never attended school before, irrespective of their age;
  • dropped out of school and never returned;
  • cannot get into school because of overcrowding, lack of birth certificates and other related reasons. 

Secondary objectives

  • Creating a formal school environment using the CAPS curriculum.
  • Development of partnerships with community organisations that can address medical, legal, psychological, educational and physical needs of the children.
  • Provide After Care and Homework assistance for children at risk
  • Provide counselling and support for leaner experiencing physical and sexual abuse
  • In conjunction with our Child Protection officer, social worker and the South African Child Protection Legislation, seek alternatives, support and where necessary, place learners in places of safety.

News Letters | Press Releases | Documents | Projects

Newsletter: Spring 2022

f

  • New Staff.....
  • Math Excellence.....
  • Hygiene ....
  • Drugs....
  • Playhouse....

Newsletter: Celebrating Women 2022

f

  • New Staff.....
  • Math Excellence.....
  • Hygiene ....
  • Drugs....
  • Playhouse....

Newsletter: Winter 2022

f

  • New Staff.....
  • Math Excellence.....
  • Hygiene ....
  • Drugs....
  • Playhouse....

Newsletter: Easter 2022

f

  • Premises.....
  • Physical & Sexual Abuse.....
  • New Team Members ....
  • Changing Faces....
  • Gift of Sight....

Newsletter: Christmas 2021

f

  • Warm greetings from the Tereo Team.....
  • Imibala October Holiday Program.....
  • Hali Trust birthday party ....
  • Tereo Tuck-shop....

Documents: Annual Report 2021

f

  • Context in which Tereo School Operates .....
  • Our Mandate......
  • Investments in Communities ....
  • Final Board Meeting 30 October 2021.... 

Newsletter: Spring 2021

f

  • A message from our Project Manager .....
  • Tereo success stories - Exam results.....
  • Fire Marshall training ....
  • Outing to the Planetarium and Museum

Newsletter: Winter 2021

f

  • A message from our Project Manager .....
  • Success stories 2021 - New Academic Principal appointed.
  • Individual Child/Teacher Support Programme....
  • Beach cleanup.....

Newsletter: Spring 2020

f

  • 2020 - The year that was .....
  • New Beginnings -New Project Manager appointed.
  • Post Covid - Back to school ....
  • Feeding 80 families every week

Documents: Tereo PBO Section 18

f

  • Income Tax Exemption /Approval in terms of Section 18A: Tereo Project .....

Documents: Privacy Policy

f

  • Scope .....
  • Information Collection......
  • Children under the age of 13 ....
  • Information Sharing....

Documents: BBEEE Statement 2020/1

f

  • Sworn Affidavit: B-BBEEE Exempted Micro Enterprize (Specialised Entity).....

Documents: NPO Registration Certificate

f

  • Certificate of Registration of NONPROFIT ORGANISATION.....
  • Registration number: 010-517 NPO

Press Releases: Bolander 31 Mar 2021

f

  • Tereo School offers hope, opportunities

Press Releases: Bolander 6 Oct 2021

f

  • Tereo School goes from strength to strength

Theory of Change - December 2021

f

  • Mandate
  • Investments
  • Journey to Mainstream Education
  • Project Outcomes

Who we are

  • A committed Teaching Staff, changing the lives of the Tereo children
  • An engaged Management Team, dedicated to the Tereo vision and mission
  • The team meets monthly and holds a high standard of accountability, delivery and decision making on behalf of the school. The management committee holds the power and authority that is necessary in order for the projects objectives to be achieved.
  • Tereo’s management team leads and manages the project, and is currently 5 members strong, including the project manager:
  • Francesca Gerrard – Chairperson
  • Christine Strydom – Treasurer
  • Jenny Wentzel – Secretary
  • Gareth Arnott – Member
  • Ann Coetzee – CEO
  • A committed Teaching Staff, changing the lives of the Tereo children
  • An engaged Management Team, dedicated to the Tereo vision and mission
  • The team meets monthly and holds a high standard of accountability, delivery and decision making on behalf of the school. The management committee holds the power and authority that is necessary in order for the project’s objectives to be achieved.
  • Tereo’s management team leads and manages the project, and is currently 5 members strong, including the project manager:
  • Francesca Gerrard – Chairperson
  • Christine Strydom – Treasurer
  • Jenny Wentzel – Secretary
  • Gareth Arnott – Member
  • Ann Coetzee – Project Manager
  • A committed Teaching Staff, changing the lives of the Tereo children
  • An engaged Management Team, dedicated to the Tereo vision and mission
  • The team meets monthly and holds a high standard of accountability, delivery and decision making on behalf of the school. The management committee holds the power and authority that is necessary in order for the projects objectives to be achieved.
  • Tereo’s management team leads and manages the project, and is currently 5 members strong, including the project manager:

Management team

  • Francesca Gerrard – Chairperson
  • Christine Strydom – Treasurer
  • Jenny Wentzel – Secretary
  • Gareth Arnott – Member
  • Ann Coetzee – Project Manager

What we do

What we do

What we do

The Tereo Community School is run and managed by a dedicated team of staff and teachers. Classes are small so that personal tuition and learning support can be provided to maximum effect and resources readily accessed by all children. Our school covers Grades 1 – 5 (ages range from 6 – 15 years of Age).

What Tereo Offers:

  • Baseline assessment prior to placement in grade
  • Small classes with individual attention
  • Experienced Teachers
  • Teaching customized to learner
  • Individual development plan for each child
  • CAPS aligned Computer Learning
  • Bridging Classes
  • Learner Support Programme
  • Extra Mural Programme
  • Aftercare & Homework support

Our approach ensures:

  • Strong learners fast tracked into mainstream schools
  • Assessment identifies learners who need to attend skills schools or those requiring special needs or remedial schooling
  • Allows more time to focus on the learners who require help.
  • Individual strengths identified: E.g.: scholastic, artistic, computer and technology, etc.
  • Counselling Support for abused learners (psychological, physical and sexual abuse) and neglect
  • Placement in care (where required). This is done in conjunction with Social Workers, Child Welfare and the South African child protection legislation.

Education

An individual development plan is created for each child. Our goal is to get the children prepared to integrate into mainstream school and reach their full potential. In the event where a child is not able to advance into mainstream school, they are evaluated and placed into special needs schools or in skills development schools.

Social welfare

Tereo employs a full time Child Protection Officer to support and work within the children’s family structure, to ensure the wellbeing of each and every child.

Nutrition

Breakfast, sandwiches and lunch are prepared on the premises every day and children enjoy mealtimes together in the dining hall. This is sometimes the only food that they get for the day.

Transport

Transport to and from school is provided to the children, using 2 Tereo busses.

Holiday Programmes – Programmes are organised for the children during the school holidays to keep in touch and stay aware of their wellbeing. Volunteers from all walks of life participate in the project by providing and making food, teaching the children skills, mentoring children and rendering other services.

The Tereo Community School is run and managed by a dedicated team of staff and teachers. Classes are small so that personal tuition and learning support can be provided to maximum effect and resources readily accessed by all children. Our school covers Grades 1 – 5 (ages range from 6 – 15 years of Age).

What Tereo Offers:

  • Baseline assessment prior to placement in grade
  • Small classes with individual attention
  • Experienced Teachers
  • Teaching customized to learner
  • Individual development plan for each child
  • CAPS aligned Computer Learning
  • Bridging Classes
  • Learner Support Programme
  • Extra Mural Programme
  • Aftercare & Homework support

Our approach ensures:

  • Strong learners fast tracked into mainstream schools
  • Assessment identifies learners who need to attend skills schools or those requiring special needs or remedial schooling
  • Allows more time to focus on the learners who require help.
  • Individual strengths identified: E.g.: scholastic, artistic, computer and technology, etc.
  • Counselling Support for abused learners (psychological, physical and sexual abuse) and neglect
  • Placement in care (where required). This is done in conjunction with Social Workers, Child Welfare and the South African child protection legislation.

Education

An individual development plan is created for each child. Our goal is to get the children prepared to integrate into mainstream school and reach their full potential. In the event where a child is not able to advance into mainstream school, they are evaluated and placed into special needs schools or in skills development schools.

Social Welfare

Tereo employs a full time Child Protection Officer to support and work within the children’s family structure, to ensure the wellbeing of each and every child.

Nutrition

Breakfast, sandwiches and lunch are prepared on the premises every day and children enjoy mealtimes together in the dining hall. This is sometimes the only food that they get for the day.

Transport

Transport to and from school is provided to the children, using 2 Tereo busses. Holiday Programmes – Programme s are organised for the children during the school holidays to keep in touch and stay aware of their wellbeing.

Holiday Programmes – Programme s are organised for the children during the school holidays to keep in touch and stay aware of their wellbeing. Volunteers from all walks of life participate in the project by providing and making food, teaching the children skills, mentoring children and rendering other services.

The Tereo Community School is run and managed by a dedicated team of staff and teachers. Classes are small so that personal tuition and learning support can be provided to maximum effect and resources readily accessed by all children. Our school covers Grades 1 – 5 (ages range from 6 – 15 years of Age).

What Tereo Offers:

  • Baseline assessment prior to placement in grade
  • Small classes with individual attention
  • Experienced Teachers
  • Teaching customized to learner
  • Individual development plan for each child
  • CAPS aligned Computer Learning
  • Bridging Classes
  • Learner Support Programme
  • Extra Mural Programme
  • Aftercare & Homework support

Our approach ensures:

  • Strong learners fast tracked into mainstream schools
  • Assessment identifies learners who need to attend skills schools or those requiring special needs or remedial schooling
  • Allows more time to focus on the learners who require help.
  • Individual strengths identified: E.g.: scholastic, artistic, computer and technology, etc.
  • Counselling Support for abused learners (psychological, physical and sexual abuse) and neglect
  • Placement in care (where required). This is done in conjunction with Social Workers, Child Welfare and the South African child protection legislation.

Education

An individual development plan is created for each child. Our goal is to get the children prepared to integrate into mainstream school and reach their full potential. In the event where a child is not able to advance into mainstream school, they are evaluated and placed into special needs schools or in skills development schools.

Social welfare

Tereo employs a full time Child Protection Officer to support and work within the children’s family structure, to ensure the wellbeing of each and every child.

Nutrition

Breakfast, sandwiches and lunch are prepared on the premises every day and children enjoy mealtimes together in the dining hall. This is sometimes the only food that they get for the day.

Transport

Transport to and from school is provided to the children, using 2 Tereo busses. Holiday Programmes – Programme s are organised for the children during the school holidays to keep in touch and stay aware of their wellbeing.

Holiday Programmes – Programme s are organised for the children during the school holidays to keep in touch and stay aware of their wellbeing. Volunteers from all walks of life participate in the project by providing and making food, teaching the children skills, mentoring children and rendering other services.

Get involved

Tereo is a Non-Profit Organisation (NPO 010-517) with PBO status.
Donations made to Tereo are tax deductible.

Get Involved

Tereo is a Non-Profit Organisation (NPO 010-517) with PBO status. Donations made to Tereo are tax deductible.

Get Involved

Banking details

Account name: Tereo Project
Bank: First National Bank
Account number
: 62009313339
Branch name
: Helderberg
Branch code: 271344
Swift code: FIRNZAJJ

Banking details

Account name: Tereo Project
Bank: First National Bank
Account number
: 62009313339
Branch name
: Helderberg
Branch code: 271344
Swift code: FIRNZAJJ

Banking details

Account name: Tereo Project
Bank: First National Bank
Account number
: 62009313339
Branch name
: Helderberg
Branch code: 271344
Swift code: FIRNZAJJ

Tereo Main Donors

Partners & Supporters

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Address
The Old Ambulance Station, Victoria Street, Somerset West, 7130

Telephone
021 851 4005
Telephone
082 678 9077
`E-Mail
info@tereo.org

Contact Us

Like us

Hear from us

Contact Us

Address
The Old Ambulance Station, Victoria Street, Somerset West, 7130

Telephone
021 851 4005
Telephone
021 851 4005
Telephone
082 678 9077
`E-Mail
info@tereo.org

Contact us

Contact Us

Address
The Old Ambulance Station, Victoria Street, Somerset West, 7130

Telephone
021 851 4005 | 082 678 9077
E-Mail
info@tereo.org

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