Community Keepers delivers school-based mental health and social services to learners from marginalised communities.  The objectives of the project are to construct and operate a new site at Trevor Manual Primary School in Fisantekraal; to provide counselling and therapeutic support to learners; to develop learners’ social and personal skills to deal with everyday life and to make informed life choices and to equip teachers and parents with the skill to fulfil their responsibilities towards learners. Community Keepers will also explore further collaboration with the Departments of Education and Social development of the Western Cape Provincial Government. 

Apex High School is a new no-fee public ordinary school situated in Eerste River, outside Cape Town.  The school opened in January 2018 with grade 8 and 9 learners only and will reach capacity in 2021 with 1,500 learners.   Apex High is the only no-fee high school in Eerste River and while the community can be classified as lower middle-class, the area suffers from various social ills including: gangsterism, substance abuse, sexual abuse and neglect.   Community Keepers was identified as a partnership that could add significant value by caring for the social and emotional well-being of these learners, which will also contribute towards their educational development and their overall performance.  Millennium Trust is supporting the Community Keepers offices at Trevor Manual Primary School in Fisantekraal Apex High School in Eerste River.