iThemba Scholars Programme

From 2016 the iThemba Scholars programme was initiated where deserving boys and girls from established Pre-Schools in the area are awarded donor-funded scholarships to attend Waterfall Schools on the iThemba Campus.

Located on our iThemba Campus, Waterfall Schools, encompassing Waterfall Pre-Primary, Waterfall Preparatory and Waterfall College, offer quality education from 12 months to Grade 12. These co-educational independent centres of excellence provide quality holistic education with a caring, innovative, personalised approach interwoven with Christian values, community outreach initiatives and affordability. The schools are members of ISASA (Independent Schools Association of South Africa).

14 children from Grades 000 to 7 are currently being supported within the programme. These life-changing scholarships cover 100% tuition, stationery and books.

Through the generosity of forward-thinking donors, the Fund aims to support an additional two children each year. Our objective is to ensure sustainability of this dynamic programme by continuing to fundraise for the iThemba Scholars Education Fund. Ultimately, the aim is to have 30 scholars in the programme – two per grade.

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Scholars in our Programme


Of Tuition, Stationery and Books is Covered

“We also have a few children each year that come into the schools, financially supported by Focus on iThemba.  We see this as an opportunity to impact positively on the life of the child and the respective family.  We believe that we are supporting the #GrowingHeartsAndMinds and Unearthing the Treasure in these children to provide them with a chance to change both their and their family’s future.  These children are a blessing to the school in many ways, perhaps most significantly in their humble approach to life, yet determined to grab a hold of the opportunity afforded them … two valuable life lessons for us all.”


Mr. Bradley Cooper 

Principal at Waterfall Preparatory School