The legacy of apartheid still lives on in the rural Transkei where African children have little opportunity to a decent education. The road to completing school for a child in our community is wrought with challenges. Students are faced with poverty (the average person in our community lives on barely a dollar a day 1), absent and unqualified teachers, an HIV rate of one in four people, a high rate of violence and sexual abuse, pregnancy, inadequate infrastructure, and a lack of educational resources.
Transcape runs a preschool, afterschool, and scholarship program through the Mdumbi Education Centre. Since 2008, the education centre has provided educational resources and additional support to over 1200 children and adults. Additionally, 18 students have been on scholarship through TransCape.