Local ChampionsWe work to change the lives of those who need it most.
Learn MoreOur Vision
Is to give a first class pre-school education to as many of the children of Xolanaledi as our resources dictate
SupportTo help poor families give their children the best possible start in life
EducationTo provide a first-class pre-school education
Meal PlanTo provide two healthy , balanced meals a day to children who might otherwise go hungry
Governing BodyIkhwezi's Trustee and Governing Body ensures the school is well run. Every cent that comes in is spent on the children
In 2018, we fed over 10 000
children in the winter holidays.
2023 UPDATE: See how we’ve grown!
The school is positioned on three erven, 2842, a Reconstruction and Development Plan (RDP) plot of 251 square metres, adjacent erf 2843 and parallel erf 2832 - between erven 2842 and 2843 and the tar road. The school has been in operation since 2006 and initially consisted of the RDP house converted into ablution facilities and a kitchen as well as a forty-foot container subdivided into two classrooms as outlined in the picture below from the street. The consolidation of the School onto these three erven is a very recent development, occurring in the closing quarter of 2021 as all classrooms were moved off land, namely erf 2844, which belonged to a neighbouring evangelical church. At the turn of the last decade, two wooden wendy houses were erected on the former Community Land erf 2843, to establish three classrooms with three teachers and a cook. The larger wooden wendy house has remained and is a Grade R Classroom while the other has been moved and is now a storeroom. By 2015, the staff complement had increased from three teachers and a cook to four teachers and a cook by 2015 and the number of children receiving tuition and nutrition was over 90, with four classrooms. A picture of some of the children in front of the new classroom is shown below. By 2017 the number of children had risen to 110 with 60 in Grade R and our fifth classroom was completed in that year with 4 additional toilets.2022 was marked by the need to find a solution to the problem of the encroachment onto church land after the challenge of guiding the children’s teaching through the uncertain COVID environment. There was no expansion of the School as we navigated our way through 2020 and 2021 COVID years and in 2022 we secured erf 2832 in the land acquisition process we had initiated. We were budgeting for a smallish surplus in 2022. This was achieved as the land tenure program was completed. This included the costs of securing erf 2832 and the associated subdivision and rezoning, consolidation, as well as moving the classrooms to the newly acquired land. A four percent increase in salaries was built into the Budget and the Placement Fee paid by the Parents has been kept at R400 which is a token amount when compared to the actual cost per child of R9521 for the year.