The goal of Impact Kids is to reach and educate the underprivileged, orphaned and at risk children, with quality, caring Christian education. Our first preschool location has been fully functioning and thriving in the Kya Sands squatter camp since February 2010, and we have only continued to grow from there. Our Diepsloot preschool is also a self-sustaining, job creating facility that educates orphaned & vulnerable children (OVC) and other at-risk children. The Kromdraai and Kwaggafontein schools are also expanding and growing. Throughout all four Preschools we are daily educating 400+ students and serving over 4,000 meals a week!
WHY EDUCATE THE YOUNG?
Research shows that up to half of an individual’s capacity to learn have been established by age four. Statistically, the school drop out rate of children is reduced by 60% if they attend preschool. Therefore, education of the young is an imperative investment in the future of a community, a people group, and ultimately an entire country. Impact Kids is a place of refuge, love, and hope for children, where they receive quality education in a stable and safe learning environment.
Impact Kids Preschool has become a successful reproducible African model. Our goal is to continue to expand, launching sites in informal settlements throughout Southern Africa. These schools are a prime example of NGOs, local churches, corporate businesses, and communities working together to create a solution to the problems devastating Southern Africa.
“Impact ME is not only changing me like the name suggests, but also the people around me.”- Cori Bridgford, Class of 2013
“Being an intern at Impact Africa was the greatest decision I've ever made. Before I came here, I was loving and serving Jesus the best I knew how, but it still felt like I was living in black and white. Now, I finally feel like I'm seeing in color. Learning how to share my faith and embracing the Great Commission has made me come alive in a way I've never felt before.”- Sarah Miller, class of 2016
“The Lord has used Impact ME to set my feet on solid ground, not only missionally, but also theologically.”- Ellie Jo Wedell, Class of 2014