Education and development for Tankwa’s school age learners includes:
- Feeding scheme at Elandsvlei Primary School
- Teaching assistance at Elandsvlei Primary School
- Financial support for continuing education at Calvinia High School
An average of 40 children annually are supported by AfrikaBurn through Elandsvlei Primary a quintile 1 school meaning that they are required to offer places at no cost. When the learners move onto high school some 120kms away, they are accommodated in a hostel. Currently there are two Tankwa learners at Calvinia High. A former learner who was supported in her schooling by AfrikaBurn is currently completing her education degree online whilst working as an assistant teacher at Elandsvlei. Keeping the school open is essential for the families in the Tankwa Karoo given the vast distances to surrounding towns and villages.