Siyakhula – We are Growing!

Our work with the grade 1s and 2s has settled into a good rhythm. The children have developed good relationships with their allocated facilitator and remain very excited about iiTablet Tshomiz. Plus our classroom is looking great! Over the past month we have been adding grades 3 and 4 onto our iiTablet Tshomiz programme at … READ MORE

Happy cows!

The heritage of our region and people is closely tied to the farming of livestock. In South Africa as a whole, the poorest communal areas are home to half the cattle in the country worth almost R50 billion. Yet low birth rates and high death rates mean that communities like ours are not seeing their … READ MORE

Launching the new Bulungula Centre for Excellent Small Scale Agriculture

In February this year, the BI began an exciting new project with support from the German fair trade company Lemonaid & ChariTea. The aim of this project is to be a resource in our community where farmers can get advice and the necessary to equipment and inputs to significantly boost farming in our area over … READ MORE

Bulungula is Building an Impact Database

Just last month we hosted some of the Hex team (Hexagonal) who are working on the Bulungula Incubator’s online database.  We currently collect a lot of data about our community.  For example, population size, gender, weight at birth, born at home/at the clinic, HIV rates, TB rates, chronic conditions, treatment adherence, breastfeeding rates, malnutrition, attendance … READ MORE

Afterschool Programme

We have seen an increase in attendance of learners for our afterschool programme, since we applied the afterschool programme curriculum that we were trained for recently. Learners come in their numbers to do different activities that are fun but educational. We develop lifeskills such as self-esteem, critical thinking, rebelliousness, empathy and creativity through reading stories … READ MORE