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In 2020 Year 11 students have the opportunity to participate in what has been described as a life- changing and enriching immersion program in South Africa.

If your daughter is a current Year 10 student and interested in participating in the Siena College 2020 South African Immersion you are encouraged to attend this upcoming information evening with her.  Following the evening, students will be invited to express  interest in the form of a written application - interviews will then take place.  

Any questions regarding the Immersion or the application process will be addressed on this night.

2020 Siena College South African Immersion
Information Evening for current Year 10 students and their parents

Tuesday, 29 October 6.30pm - 7.30pm
Albertus Magnus Learning Centre

 

Kopanang is a women’s community project that addresses the impact of HIV/AIDS and endemic poverty in the township of Tsakane situated 55 km South East of Johannesburg. It is a township created as the labour force for the gold mines in the area through forced removal of people in the apartheid era. After the last mine closure in 2006 there has been an unprecedented level of unemployment impacting more than 80% of the population. Most of the women of Kopanang have been deprived of an adequate education, further exacerbating their ability to survive and provide for their families.

The Kopanang community project was cofounded by Sr Sheila Flynn OP to provide the women with a healing space to share their life experiences, their faith and cultural heritage and to learn embroidery and craft skills to enable them to generate a small income. 

Students also assist at Sithand’izingane Care Project, located on the same site as Kopanang, which provides a child care program for pre-school children, many of whom are orphaned, a home-based support program for the sick, a feeding program, tutoring and afterschool educational programs for the children and adolescents in the township. 

Students spend ten days living with a host family in Tsakane and assist with the everyday programs offered at Kopanang.

 

 

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In 2020 Year 11 students have the opportunity to participate in what has been described as a life- changing and enriching immersion program in South Africa.

If your daughter is a current Year 10 student and interested in participating in the Siena College 2020 South African Immersion you are encouraged to attend this upcoming information evening with her.  Following the evening, students will be invited to express  interest in the form of a written application - interviews will then take place.  

Any questions regarding the Immersion or the application process will be addressed on this night.

2020 Siena College South African Immersion
Information Evening for current Year 10 students and their parents

Tuesday, 29 October 6.30pm - 7.30pm
Albertus Magnus Learning Centre

 

Kopanang is a women’s community project that addresses the impact of HIV/AIDS and endemic poverty in the township of Tsakane situated 55 km South East of Johannesburg. It is a township created as the labour force for the gold mines in the area through forced removal of people in the apartheid era. After the last mine closure in 2006 there has been an unprecedented level of unemployment impacting more than 80% of the population. Most of the women of Kopanang have been deprived of an adequate education, further exacerbating their ability to survive and provide for their families.

The Kopanang community project was cofounded by Sr Sheila Flynn OP to provide the women with a healing space to share their life experiences, their faith and cultural heritage and to learn embroidery and craft skills to enable them to generate a small income. 

Students also assist at Sithand’izingane Care Project, located on the same site as Kopanang, which provides a child care program for pre-school children, many of whom are orphaned, a home-based support program for the sick, a feeding program, tutoring and afterschool educational programs for the children and adolescents in the township. 

Students spend ten days living with a host family in Tsakane and assist with the everyday programs offered at Kopanang.