She works with two learners at a time during school hours, working with four learners per day. Children in her neighborhood also receive guidance from her. She is required to support at least four children at home with maths and homework.
The MathMom is also required to make herself available to assist in schools in other ways.
She is equipped in various ways to build meaningful relationships in the classroom as well as in the community. We invest in her personal growth to enable her to become a role model for the learner and in the community. We aim at building relationships among the MathMoms within which they can experience belonging and mutual support.
The MathMoms are mentored in every step of the way by retired teachers who are strong and enthusiastic individuals. Our Mentors do not merely want to improve the teaching of maths, they also want to improve parental involvement in schools because we believe that strong communities build strong schools.
Retired school teachers or mothers that are respected and trusted community leaders. Willing to walk a road with MathMoms and their learners.
Being good at maths leads to the confidence to be an achiever who inspires others.
Respected community members, recognised for the confidence with which they make a difference in the lives of children for the good of the community.
Empowered to deliver results that exceed expectations.
Giving visionary corporate citizens the opportunity to improve the economy through a conscious investment in education.
The confidence to move from hopelessness to pride.
The YearBeyond interns that make the wheels turn.
"Maths can be music."
"By respecting learners, we open up their minds."
"Because we belong, we care. Because we truly care we can make a significant difference."
"The heart of MathMoms lies in the empowerment of women within the community to effect meaningful change in the lives of children using maths as medium and building trustful, caring relationships along the way."
"School life was great - except for mathematics!"
"You cannot teach a child whose heart you don't have."
"I am convinced that the MathMoms will discover their own strength by nurturing the learners they are mentoring."
"The more involved I become with MathMoms the more I am."