What We Do

Portia de Catonis delivers the following programs for it beneficiaries:

Foundational Academic Programs

Foundational Academic Programs

We deliver academic programs at Primary and High school level for subjects such as Mathematics, Accounting, Science, Information Technology and Language studies in historically disadvantaged communities.

• Awareness Programme: A programme targeted for the Grade 6 learners. This programme is non-academic in nature. It is designed to form relationships with the learners to ensure effective learning in the tuition programmes for later grades.

• Core Curriculum Extra-Tuition: This is an extra-tuition programme targeted at core curriculum academic subjects. These subjects are Mathematics, Accounting, Science, Information Technology and English studies. This programme is targeted at Grade 7, Grade 10 and Grade 11 learners.

• Career Development Programme: This programme is targeted at Grade 12 learners. It is designed to offer Grade 12 learners with access and resources to effect plans for their post-matriculation studies. Career Fairs covering applications to Tertiary Institutions, Financial Aids and Faculty conversation discussing various career options would form part of the delivery of this programme.

Teenage Life Development Programs

Teenage Life Development Programs

We deliver life development programs through a Coaching and Mentorship program for High School going scholars in historically disadvantaged areas. The coaching and mentorship program is delivered both at group level as well as on an individual basis. The program seeks to cover life development skills encompassing social skills, basic financial management skills, leadership skills and a focus on increasing the Emotional Intelligence of these scholars. In addition, topical issues such as Alcohol and Drug Abuse, HIV/Aids and Teenage Pregnancies will also be addressed in partnership with the relevant authorities and key stakeholders.

Primary School Exchange Program

Primary School Exchange Program

We partner with the best performing Primary schools to be able to provide performing learners from disadvantaged areas an opportunity to study at one of these best school for a short period of time on a Structured Exchange Program. We believe that this exposure will yield positive outcomes to the learning and development of the awarded learners who will get an opportunity to interact with and build life long relations with fellow peers from another school and an opportunity to be taught at one of the leading schools in the country.

High School Scholarship Program

High School Scholarship Program

High performing leaners at Primary school level from disadvantaged high-risk areas are provided an opportunity to be awarded full High School Scholarships to complete their high school studies at leading boarding schools in the country. Full tuition and all academic related costs will be provided for by the foundation from Grade 8 leading up to Grade 12. We partner with such leading institutions to ensure that our students are well taken care of and are progressing well in their studies at the level expected of their peers in those schools.