Expanding our rural school development programme

Significant strides have been made in improving equity of access to schooling in South Africa – however, we are a long way from achieving quality and equality in education. This fact is most pronounced in areas such as ours. Poorly qualified, unmotivated and frequently absent teaching staff, lack of infrastructure, insufficient support and oversight, and … READ MORE

Learning about litter

Our after-school enrichment programme offers afternoon education activities to learners from Grades One to Three from the local No-ofisi Primary School. Activities are designed to stimulate the children’s interest in learning and in their environment. This week, the activities focused on litter. The children were shown an array of beautiful shells collected on our beach … READ MORE

A visit from the dentist

As part of our health and nutrition programme, we were recently visited by a dentist from Zithulele Hospital. He ran a workshop with the kids on the importance of regular brushing, and gave each child their own toothbrush (certainly the first toothbrush that many of these kids have ever owned!).

Update on the Jujurha Library

The Jujurha Library has been open for ‘check-out’ since March 2010. Prior to that, children were only able to use books on the premises. Interest in the library has grown substantially since we started, and we now have over 120 childrenĀ  borrowing books on a weekly basis. The library resources are also used by our … READ MORE