Chatsworth Ame Primary school opened their doors for the first time in 1906. It is situated in the small community of Chatsworth and is one of two primary schools in the area. Most of the learners are from the surrounding farmers community. Mr Hendricks is the current principle and he is assisted by 5 permanent teachers. The school is challenged for space and keeps on growing.
At the end of 2014 Foundation Backbone made contact with the school, took a step in faith and included Chatsworth into the program. At first we integrated the events, and learners attended the program in combination with Hermes. We soon realised that the learners would have bigger value when attending in smaller groups. We embarked on the journey presenting the Leadership program at each school separately.
Mr Hendricks is excited and grateful for the partnerships and explained that it changed the dynamics of the school. “Not only does the individual child benefit from the program, but through their change in behavior, the whole school benefitted. The Lower Graders have true Leaders to look up to and the positive attitudes that developed over time in our learners are noticeable .”
“We view the contribution of Foundation Backbone as key to our current successes!”