Rose-Act Saturday School is making a difference in the lives of 275 children in Alexandra township by improving their English and maths results at school to enable them to pass matric and to qualify for a tertiary education. In addition, the School focuses on providing social and spiritual life-skills. The personal impact on School attendants is profound. Rose-Act has been viewed as being very much like an extended family, where the children are cherished, treated with respect, and are taught Christian values, so that they can grow in self-confidence and, once they are adults, play a constructive role in society.
Rose-Act hosts two Holiday Clubs a year. A total of 200 learners are expected to attend the first Holiday Club this year from 3 to 7 April. It will be led by 22 passionate and dedicated adult volunteers, some of whom are themselves former Saturday School attendants who want to make a difference. How best to present the Good News about Easter has been robustly debated among the leaders who are preparing for the event. Over the five weekdays the important aspects of the seven-day Passion Week will be covered. The children will benefit from different learning experiences in small-group discussion, songs and other activities.
The Holiday Clubs are always well attended, and the children love the learning experience as well as the time spent away from their everyday humdrum environment, with lots of fun and laughter. Many children have little knowledge of spiritual matters, yet we trust that God will move in the hearts of all those present and make a difference, so that they may be led to make a personal commitment to the Lord in response to the Good News!