Most pupils are from Manjai, the neighborhood where the school is located. This neighborhood has a high concentration of children who do not go to school.
The families live in poverty and have to struggle to meet their basic needs.
Since parents cannot read and write themselves, they are unable to supervise homework and lessons.
The school’s recruitment policy aims for a sound mix of boys and girls and of pupils with specific problems and needs. Girls are allotted 60% of the available places. Brothers and sisters of children already there have priority. No other educational provision is available in this neighborhood.
The school team (teachers and other staff) shows a balanced composition.
The stability within the team and a sound balance between newly recruited and experienced members ensures that the pedagogical project can be well preserved and transmitted.