A group of farm children from Oudtshoorn in the Little Karoo are being prepared for life in high school.
The Oudtshoorn Christian Youth Forum, funded by the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, hosted a youth camp to teach the children - who have spent their lives in rural
schools - how to cope while staying at a hostel, away from home.
Most of these children will encounter peer pressure, substance abuse and bullying, challenges they did not experience before.
Camp Director, Phillip Seroux, says they have now been given the tools to cope with what lies ahead.
"The kids come from the farm schools, they go to High School in the hostels.
Grade 9, Grade 10 they drop out of school, they are pregnant.
We have problems with kids that are struggling.
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