Update – March 2021

All building renovations are now complete making things more functional. The vegetable garden is flourishing and an irrigation system installed.

Due to COVID, rezoning is still pending.

Thankfully, no one has contracted COVID.  With the schools closed, the children are able to play indoors and outdoors and they are doing well.

The installation of a solar system is pending.

Our new chairperson Ntime Kekana is doing well and will take over when Hilda retires.

Thank you to everyone who helped us get through the year with their donations and gifts and thank you to the staff and board members.

Update – December 2020

Despite the pandemic, the children are safe, doing well and they are happy. All measures are in place to ensure we do the right thing during this time.

Paperwork for rezoning has been submitted.

With the increase in electricity tariffs and supply being unstable, we have decided to install a solar system.

The lockdown has slowed things down but we remain optimistic.

While we are waiting for vaccines, we are being cautious by wearing masks, sanitizing and social distancing.

Thank you to everyone for helping keep a safe environment and in doing their part during this difficult time.

Wishing you happiness and peace

Dear Friends,

You have transformed the empty lives of these broken children into a meaningful life.

This past year we have developed the hairstyling classroom, provided the children with sports clothing, shoes, traditional clothing for cultural activities, sports equipment, a jungle gym, gardening skills training equipment and 2 laptops for the teaching staff.

Thank you again for your donation.

Wishing you happiness and peace.

Dr Hussain, all the children and the Board of the Kungwini Dream Fund.

Progress Report 2018

Highlights from 2017

  • New Deputy Principal Mr. Molebale
  • The unfortunate passing of the hairdressing teacher
  • Two students had an accident with a wheelchair
  • Three students have been employed by the government
  • Students in athletics and netball acquired the national gold medal
  • Occupational therapist, wood work and welding teacher retired
  • Search for new teachers
  • Renovated and upgraded the hairdressing classroom
  • Medical clinic relocated into a larger room with washroom facility

Progress Report 2018

January 22, 2018

  • Meeting held with the school principal, Deputy, Kathy and Mohamed present
  • Plans for 2018:
    • Deputy: Emphasis on technical skills development of students, practical skills for employment
    • List of items requested to be addressed during the meeting:
      • Jungle gym for motor skills development
      • Mini track for educating students on traffic safety and road use
      • Separation of the younger (foundation) and older students (R) to help with Appropriate age socializing and Prevention of bullying and abuse
      • Development of gymnasium and dining areas
      • Students who compete in Regional, provincial and national events lack attire and require: Sports uniform, Bags and shoes
      • Motorized school gate – to monitor the movement in and out of the school (also bus and taxi activity) for the security of the children

February 2, 2018

  • Guests from Canada in attendance: Nancy Bloomfield and Rick Arbor
  • Staff Appreciation: 2 laptops provided to the teachers and Grocery voucher of R750.00 given to 35 staff members
  • Student enrollment had decreased due to broken down school buses this year
  • Request for programs and costs
  • Purchase of a laser printer for the medical clinic at the school
  • Regular visits to the school – assessment of sick children and new admissions
  • The young children were ecstatic with the purchase of the Jungle gym. Kathy assisted the young children in wheelchairs who required help into the slide.

March 2, 2018

  • Recruited a masters student in Audiology to screen all children
  • Delivery of the following items:
    • Sports Uniform
    • Traditional clothing
    • Audio system
    • Portable PA system
    • Garden hats and equipment
    • Grass cutting equipment

March 9, 2018

  • Farewell function at the school 

2018 Photo Gallery

Thank-yous for 2017!

The Kungwini Dream Fund is thrilled to have received a number of thank-you cards and letters from the staff, students, and patients of the organizations we sponsor.