2020 Joy Opportunities

1. #2020Transformation

We are excited to announce that we have committed to another transformation project which we hope to press the button on early this year. We are blessed to have a few partners already express a keen interest in what will be our third Pre-School upgrade and we hope to bring life-altering positive change to the lives of so many little ones through efforts of true partnership and collaboration. Watch this space for updates! Organisations or individuals that would like to support this life-altering transformation project are encouraged to contact us on tayla@focusonithemba.org or 031 710 1800.

2. ECD Teacher Training

“NELRU Training has played a big role in my Pre-School and it empowers us as individuals to improve the way we teach. In 10 years’ time, I see myself running a well-developed school in my community, where the children can speak fluently in English and isiZulu.” Mrs Mncube, Embo Child Educare Centre

The first 2000 days of life, from conception to age two opens a vast window of opportunity. During this stage a child’s brain can form 1000 neural connections every second. It is our mission to work with ten local Pre-Schools to ensure tomorrow’s generation gets the best start today. One of our core focus areas from a funding perspective is for teacher and principal training. For a 2019 funding proposal on how you or your company can partner with us to empower teachers and elevate the classroom experience for little ones please be in touch.

1. Teaching Training: 
NQF Level 4 Course (for 4 teachers): R15 000 each
Orientation Course (for 10 teachers): R6 500 each
Basic EduCare Course (for 10 teachers): R1 500 each
Baby, Toddler Storytelling course (for 3 teachers): R1 500 each
Transportation to training courses: R150 000 per annum
Business Management Training: R9 500 per annum
First Aid Level 1 Training: R9 500 per annum
Basic Fire Fighting Training: R8 000 per annum
2. Educational Kits:
Baby, toddler and pre-Grade R kit  R15 000 per annum
BrainBoosters Parent Kit x 10  R3 684 per kit
3. Outsourced Project Management:        R30 000 per annum


3. iThemba Scholars Education Fund

The dynamic and unique iThemba Scholarship Programme offers scholarships for 100% tuition at Waterfall Schools to selected pupils from the Pre-Schools with which we partner. As of 2020 and through the support of forwarding-thinking donors, 12 boys and girls have benefited from this life-changing programme.  In addition, our youngest iThemba foster child is benefiting from an excellent education at Waterfall College. The Fund collectively aims to support two new children annually. Our goal is to offer the pupils the opportunity to complete their schooling on our iThemba Campus through to Grade 12 level. If you are moved to support this Fund to help our team ensure the sustainability of this fundamental programme please be in touch. 

4. Campus Development and Sustainability

Focus on iThemba has strategically prioritised investing in education and this thinking has led to our journey of developing our trio of world-class Waterfall Schools on our iThemba Campus. Our 41-acre campus is a now complete educational hub housing Waterfall Schools; Pre-Primary, Preparatory, and College which offer affordable, personalised, IEB quality education where boys and girls can thrive. This exciting and unique vision is the greater sustainability arm for the future of Focus on iThemba.

Please contact us for a full funding proposal, we warmly welcome you to visit us for a personal campus tour.