Leadership College founder Ashra Norton talks about offering free education in Manenberg.
Ashra is considered a superwoman in the gangster-ridden community of Manenberg, Cape Town. She decided to open a free independent educational institution for underprivileged learners from grade 8-12 – The Leadership College. The school currently has 520 learners. She provided the light; in a community where very few feel there is hope. At the institution learners receive everything free- a school uniform, stationery, school bag, tracksuits and a meal every single day.
The school is funded in part by state subsidy (which contributes to 40% of its needs) and the rest by donations and contributions from private businesses and individuals.
Voted as the 2013 Lead SA HERO we welcome Mrs. Ashra Norton, the women who made it her priority to provide those who could not afford to pay for schooling with a good quality education too.