“An integrated school-and-community development programme for at-risk youth and school drop-outs in rural areas.”

Project Hope is a school-and-community development project that focusses on school drop-outs and those at risk of dropping out. It operates in four areas of the rural West Coast and Overberg districts of the Western Cape. The aim is to strengthen the capacities of and relationships between schools and communities in order to weave a web of support around vulnerable children, youth, and their families. Project Hope’s youth programmes emphasise personal development and healing.

Main activities:

  • Extra-murals
  • Tutoring
  • Job Skills
  • Personal development
  • School Dev
  • Mentoring
  • Parenting Skills
  • DevDesks and inter-sectoral support

Main beneficiaries:
West Coast and Overberg

  • at-risk youth
  • school staff
  • parents
  • families
  • CBOs


3 year pilot

Weekly programmes
Intensive residential training (e.g. youth camps and DevTraining modules for school staff and CBOs)