Committed to renewing education
from within schools and the surrounding community

Overview

The Whole Child is committed to renewing education from within schools and the surrounding community. We believe that quality education, is about more than learning. It is about developing the whole child. And ultimately, it’s about building people and a nation.

It is heart-breaking to learn that 80% of public schools are considered dysfunctional. In order to change this negative narrative and afford all children the same chance to live under an open sky, without limiting their future prospects, we need to address the real inhibiting factors. We believe that building trusting relationships between the school and multiple stakeholders is essential for success. These partners include teachers, parents, SGB, government, surrounding community, local churches, NGOs and business. They collectively bring to the school the extramural activities, support programs, capital access and safekeeping required to achieve The Whole Child dream.

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Our Projects

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Kwa Cutshwayo Primary

Our pilot project is situated in Tshelimnyama, 25 kms west of Durban, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

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Jesse Greaves June 24, 2021

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Environmental Education Program Awards

Teachers at Kwacutshwayo Primary School recently collected their awards from the 2019-2020 School Environmental Education Program (SEEP). SEEP is an initiative of the KwaZulu-Natal provincial department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA) which is aimed at educating and up-skilling teachers and children from schools in the province in the knowledge of the natural...

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Frequently Asked Questions

Kwa Cutshwayo Primary has a credible 60-year record of order, success and inspired, purposeful leadership and teachers. The school has already built trusted relationships with partners who provide extramural activities and support programs. The community are also engaged and committed to upgrade the school facilities.

The funding will be spent as follows:

Phase 1 : Admin block and Resource Centre – R15 million
Phase 2 : Junior Primary, Grade R and Food Court – R10 million
Phase 3 : Senior Primary, School Hall and Health Wing – R20 million

In 2019, the focus will be on fundraising and planning. In January 2020, construction on Phase 1 will commence, and be completed by the end of the year. The entire project should be completed in 2024.

Every donation received will be valued equally, whether R1,000 or R1,000,000. Financial donations as well as suitable donations in kind will be gratefully received; once off or recurring in nature.

The Whole Child NPC is an ethically managed vehicle for raising and administering funds to be spent on TWC schools only. There are high levels of governance with a board of 3 independent non-executive Directors and a highly reputed firm of accountants, Strategic Business Support.

Yes, PBO status allows for s18A tax allowance certificate to be issued to donors.

If you are a parent, past pupil, member of the surrounding community, or merely recognise the need to invest in the South African education system, you will enjoy participating in this project.

At the November 2018 AGM, parents were invited to contribute finances or skills to the school infrastructure upgrade, A few parent-driven initiatives commenced shortly after. The local Counsellors and other community leaders have been consulted by principal, Thami Nzuza, to help safeguard the project and the completed asset. They are on board.

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