Our 1000m sq vegetable garden is positioned on the former rubbish dump of this school. .
Most of the pupils attending this school are from child /grandmother/sick mother headed households. Historically the school has been under resourced and the infrastructure reflects the neglect. Since our arrival in 2012, we have been integral not only to the school’s survival but also in its success. We have not only restock a looted Grade 0/ R classrooms, provided emotional support after a scandal erupted, infrastructure upgrade, but we have provided enrichment programs ( King Tutankhamen exhibition, Hartbeespoort zoo visit) and hosted educational and fun events in which learners have been involved ( Mandela Day/ Corporate volunteer days/ Christmas Parties).
In 2016 we committed to improving the level of education and to this end the Kirsty Watts Foundation – KWF – stepped forward to assist with the building of a new grade R classroom out of recycled bottles.
The KWF also began ‘Lace up for Learning’, a program which sees school shoes being donated and brought to the area for desperate children.
Today Sediba Thuto School is an upcoming success story. Our involvement is primarily supplying vegetables from our garden to supplement the feeding of 300+ learners. We also provide practical opportunities in our vegetable garden where learners can enhance the theoretical knowledge learned in class.
Finding a solution to far too many children in one class….
…..a brand new grade R classroom built from recycled water bottles:
Augmenting the government feeding scheme with extra protein: Bringing in various donations: Tsogo Sun’s sheet handout:
School Shoes for desperate feet:
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.