On Friday the PFA travelled across to Silikamva High School based in Hout Bay. Hout Bay is a suburb of Cape Town, situated in a valley on the Atlantic seaboard of the Cape Peninsula, twenty kilometres south of Cape Town.
Silikamva High School opened its doors for the first time in January 2013. The school started as Disa High, but has since been renamed to capture its own unique identity. The name meaning “we are the future” is a description of the learners that attend and the expectations they share with them. The school is situated on the site that was previously the YMCA campsite at the top of Penzance Road. Positioned right next to the settlement of Imizamo Yethu, the school primarily serves this community with the vast majority of its children from Imizamo Yethu. It has a population of roughly 14,000 residents, who are mainly Xhosa speaking.
Silikamva High School believe in promoting a joyous culture by creating an environment of happy children. They prioritise relationships through the belief in value-based learning in which children feel safe, secure and cared for.
The pupils enjoyed a day of fun games including a football tournament and education programmes celebrating Human Rights Day in South Africa and remembering the tragic events which took place in Sharpeville on 21 March 1960. The PFA presented Mr Thurston Brown (School Principal) with a donation of equipment, school resources and kit for the students.