The story of Girls and Boys Town is one of the most heart-warming tales of human endeavour of the 20th Century. it is a story of faith, courage and compassion – one that captured the imagination of the world and changed the way South Africa cares for challenged youth.
Founded by the late Bishop Reginald Orsmond in 1958 and based on the principles of Father Flanagan's famous Girls & Boys Town in Nebraska, USA, Girls & Boys Town has given thousands of children of all races, genders, faith and languages a second chance.
When the lights went out at home because her mother wasn’t able to pay the bill, Judy would move outside to finish her homework under a streetlight. Today, Judy is a graduate of Columbia University and a Mandela Rhodes Scholar. She recently bought her mother a new home. But it all started under that streetlight. At Streetlight Schools, we want to be that point of light for learners.
By completely re-imagining standards, environments, and approaches to learning, Streetlight Schools is creating globally competitive schools in some of the most underserved communities in South Africa. With our innovations in Academic Approach, Facility, and Professional Development, we are demonstrating that it is possible to present a new vision for South African education.