Author(s): Rabapane Mpho Victor, Newman Wadesango
Community education has driven change in societies for time immemorial. The successes of educational services in influencing socio-economic issues in societies across the globe are captured through empirical studies. The purpose of the study was to investigate the extent to which community education is provided in the Gravelotte community. A qualitative, interpretive case study approach was employed in this study and data was collected through individual interviews, document analysis and participant observation. The sample consisted of ten participants who were purposively selected. The study adopted the Human Capital Theory. The study found that community education provision in the Gravelotte community is significantly positive. Several graduates from the TVET college can find employment and some of them start their businesses. The ABET centre in Gravelotte Primary assists mine workers to earn better salaries. There is evidence of success in the provision of basic primary education, an ABET centre is fully operational and the TVET college in Phalaborwa is fully operational. The study concludes that the absence of a sedentary school in the area hampers the excellent provision in linking primary education to secondary school education. However, the study recommends that the community establishes a secondary school.