iThemba Scholars Programme

From 2016 the iThemba Scholars programme was initiated where boys and girls of our partner Pre-Schools who demonstrate strong academic qualities are awarded donor-funded scholarships to attend Waterfall Schools from Grade 000.

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).

13 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 Sustainable Fund. Ultimately, the aim is to have 30 scholars in the programme – two per grade.

Scholars in our Programme


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“The academic development of my child would not have been possible without the generous support of Focus on iThemba and their donors. This scholarship has begun such a good work in my child and I am amazed at how well she is doing. I am so hopeful about her future knowing she will have a promising one ahead of her.”

Parent of an iThemba Scholar