A central part of the work at SBH are the academic tutorials. The students receive tutorials in different subjects according to the National Junior Certificate (JC) syllabus, aiming to achieve good results in the JC exams and so to be granted access to Senior Secondary or to Vocational Training facilities. Following a holistic approach, the students are not only offered academic support, but they participate in life-skills training in order to develop a positive self-esteem, a sense of value and to enhance their self-confidence. The main aim is for the young women to internalize the concept of ‘humanism’ or ‘botho ’ which is expressed in our motto: “Take care – and care for others.” We hope for them to develop a sense of responsibility for themselves as well as for others.
The academic program is offered for boarding and external students. Boarders are young women aged between 15 and 21, housed on the premises of SBH. They originate from Rural Area Dweller (RAD) villages and are chosen in cooperation with social workers responsible for the area. The external students live in Molepolole and can be of any gender aged between15-21 (for further information, see our page on About Us).