Start-up Project


Uhambo, our journey, began in 2012 when we identified and adopted a school in Diepsloot. Diepslooot is a township in the north of Johannesburg which has a large informal settlement made up of shacks as well as government housing.  The community is constituted by significantly disadvantaged families. The school we adopted is called Muzomuhle Primary School (more on the school below). We are currently focused on working with Grade 3 children who are pupils at the school, with the goal of expanding our outreach to all children by 2014. The volunteers offer tutorials for English on Saturdays and we provide a meal to the children after classes.

Profile of our Current Target School:

  • Muzomuhle Primary School
  • No Fee Government School
  • 1800 learners
  • 141 orphaned children
  • Government provides 1 meal a day for the children

Needs of the School

  • Basic meals for the children after classes on Saturdays – approximately R3,000 per week.
  • School uniforms for the 141 orphans at the school – approximately R400 per child.
  • Concrete slabs to reinforce current security for the computer room – approximately R80,000.
  • Build a school kitchen – approximately R150,000.
  • Build a school hall that doubles up as a classroom when not being used for school gatherings – approximately R300,000.
  • More volunteers to tutor on Saturdays from 9am to 12pm.