We want to tell you a heart-warming, hope-filled story of hope about Rupert*, a young school pupil who comes to our NewDay United HLUMA homework sessions.
Rupert was one of the first children to join Hluma; he really struggled with Maths and couldn’t read at all. With consistent work over the past few months by our facilitators, we are all so proud of everything that he has accomplished.
We had some sessions with him before the June exams, where we gave him some nursery rhymes to learn as well as some reading homework. This would be given out at the Thursday session and then he would come in on a Monday and read the story to us.
On the Monday, he was the first one to come and proudly tell us that he had done his homework and then he would read the story to us brilliantly!
His marks for the third term went up amazingly, for Home Language he rose to Code 4, he also went from being Code 3 to Code 5 for English. This is an incredible jump, and especially amazing for a child who couldn’t read at all a few months ago! His Maths also went up from a Code 3 to Code 5, as well as his Life Skills rising from 40% to 60%!
We believe that this is the wonderful type of growth that can occur when children receive support and time.
*not his real name
WE ARE SO PROUD OF OUR HLUMA TEAM AND RUPERT for this improvement!