The main objective of the programme is the revitalisation of those schools in the township that were considered as the best performing schools in terms of Maths and Science. The programme was conceptualized in 2014 and piloted at Ithembelihle High school in New Brighton towards the end of 2014 by establishing Saturday classes for the two subjects. The school could only avail grade 11 and 10. At the beginning of 2015, the programme was rolled out to 5 additional schools listed below:

  • Loyiso in Zwide;
  • Mzontsundu in Kwa Zakhele;
  • Masiphatisane in Motherwell;
  • Phaphani in Uitenhage; and
  • Walmer High School in Walmer.

All the schools are located in the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipality. The programme now focuses on three subjects: Maths, Science and English. It may include subjects i.e. accounting and Economics in future.

Some of the key highlights for the programme have been the upgrade of the School Library for Loyiso High School where computer chairs, study books and calculators were donated by the CDC for the Grade 12 learners in particular. Also the participation of the CDC employees as the main volunteers for the Saturday schools assisted and supported by the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University students who are members of the Golden Key Society has been a major success for the programme.