Summer Enrichment Program
The Summer Camp is officially our first official event of the academic calendar year. We host this program prior to schools re-opening in January each year and it is usually run for two weeks or less due to time constraints at the beginning of the year.

The Summer Camp was specifically introduced after assessing the results of our Winter Enrichment Programme in hosted in 2014, where it was clearly established that the skills that our tutors impart to these learners should be given to them before the commencement of the academic year, to ensure that the learners are ready for their grade 12 year, and also reducing the load on the teachers in our various partner schools.

In this programme we target learners who were in grade 11 in the previous academic year and are now going into grade 12, and we give them a head start for the year. Our primary focus is on key areas, with guidance from teachers and curriculum advisors, but most importantly on soft skills that are tried and tested which can help these learners address any challenge during the academic year.

As with the Winter Enrichment Programme, this program is organized and run by GOAL, and we go through a thorough process of ensuring that our tutors have not only the technical knowledge for the subjects they tutor, but also the soft skills required to handle the learners in a classroom situation. The camp is continuously monitored by the GOAL officials, school principals, circuit managers and parents’ representatives.

School Visits
The Summer Camp is officially our first official event of the academic calendar year. We host this program prior to schools re-opening in January each year and it is usually run for two weeks or less due to time constraints at the beginning of the year.

The Summer Camp was specifically introduced after assessing the results of our Winter Enrichment Programme in hosted in 2014, where it was clearly established that the skills that our tutors impart to these learners should be given to them before the commencement of the academic year, to ensure that the learners are ready for their grade 12 year, and also reducing the load on the teachers in our various partner schools.

In this programme we target learners who were in grade 11 in the previous academic year and are now going into grade 12, and we give them a head start for the year. Our primary focus is on key areas, with guidance from teachers and curriculum advisors, but most importantly on soft skills that are tried and tested which can help these learners address any challenge during the academic year.

As with the Winter Enrichment Programme, this program is organized and run by GOAL, and we go through a thorough process of ensuring that our tutors have not only the technical knowledge for the subjects they tutor, but also the soft skills required to handle the learners in a classroom situation. The camp is continuously monitored by the GOAL officials, school principals, circuit managers and parents’ representatives.

Open Day
We recognize the challenge that our target schools face in terms of accessing university open days for career guidance and funding opportunities, and we as GOAL have made it our mandate to bring open days to our target schools, through the Open Day program.

This program takes the university, college, and bursary information to the learners in grade 11 and 12 to enable them to make informed decisions when they apply for places in university or funding for their university fees. This idea was sparked by the realization that in most rural schools that we operate in, learners who pass matric do not get to university because of not having sufficient timely information about the application process amongst other things. This creates a ripple effect of issues, since learners do not then have motivation to study and pass grade 12, and therefore resulting in either poor performance, or increased drop-out rates.

If we are to solve most of our socio economic issues, we have to attack the root cause of those issues, and this is definitely one of the most contributing factor, and we as GOAL have decided to take matters into our own hands and provide the learners with this information. We invite companies that offer bursaries, universities to present their career options, and we get our members (who are mostly university students) to have career guidance sessions with the learners on this day.

Concurrent with the above, we also assist the learners with the online application process.

This event takes place at the beginning of the year, usually around March/April, before university applications open.

Winter Enrichment Program
This is our biggest program on our academic calendar, and it is hosted during the schools winter break (June-July). The WEP is run for generally two weeks, and during this two weeks we ensure that the learners are fully equipped for the trial and the final examinations.

Our daily programs are very aggressive in this quest, and involve the learners waking up at 5AM for morning exercises, and classes commencing at 8AM and continuing the whole day with appropriate breaks in between. In the evening, we have night study, a session we included in our program to ensure that learners get into the habit of studying by themselves heading into the final exams. These night study sessions are fully supervised and structured to ensure that aid is still provided where needed, but also ensuring that the learners get into some form of a studying routine. This is an effective method that has proven to work, with most of our tutors having gone through similar methods.

The WEP is organized and run by GOAL, and we go through a thorough process of ensuring that our tutors have not only the technical knowledge for the subjects they tutor, but also the soft skills required to handle the learners in a classroom situation. The camp is continuously monitored by the GOAL officials, school principals, circuit managers and parents’ representatives.

Examination Prayer
The examination prayer is our final program involving the schools in an academic year. This event is aimed at primarily the grade 12 learners, and is scheduled for two weeks (or more in certain cases) before the final grade 12 examinations commence.

Examination prayer is an initiative designed to motivate the Grade 12 learners, with the aim of giving them the final push before commencement of the final examination. At this event, we also show appreciation and recognition to those who performed well in the trial examinations by awarding them with certificates of achievements.

Gallery Of Academic Leaders takes great pride in being centred around God, and at this event, as the name suggests, we pray over the examination process and the learners.

GOAL Gala Dinner
This is a night for the organization to reflect on the yearly events, successes, and acknowledge those who contributed positively to the organization and its growth. This is the only formal program that is designed for the members of GOAL, with all other events designed for the benefit of our learners.

This is a night of glamour, outfits-,make-ups, high-heels, you name them. We honor our members and all our support structures at this event and have fun together as a family. This event is usually held end of November or beginning of December, depending on university calendars.

ABOUT GOAL

GOAL is a non profit organization established on 28 August 2008, and formely registered with the Department of Social Development in August 2013.

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