What do you do when you are told that your pre-school child has learning barriers and will not succeed? He or she will never be able to attend a mainstream school. To such desperate parents, Jan Kriel gave hope. Twelve Grade R learners, all with learning barriers, started at Jan Kriel this year. They are given a new chance in life.
Most special schools stop at Grade 9. What happens to children with potential in these schools? Well, this is where Jan Kriel becomes the answer. 29 learners from Astra- and Paarl schools started Grade 10 at Jan Kriel this year, giving them the possibility to pass Matric.