Nearly every child who comes to the ROP has fallen behind in their education, and many have never attended a day of school in their lives. Because of this, the ROP has an in-house primary school where each child has a chance to continue their schooling in a nurturing environment. Our teachers are experienced and caring, and also offer support and pastoral care to our children. We also offer our older children the opportunity to attend a secondary school or vocational school after they have completed primary school.
One of the biggest challenges in taking in children who have been living on the streets is changing their behavior. Often we find these children have had to beg, steal and fight to survive on the streets, and many will have used drugs and alcohol too. Through schooling and gentle guiding from our staff, we try to gradually change their behavior and instill in each of them a passion for learning and the understanding that education is their best hope to live better lives.