Funjwa Primary School

In 2004, the first school Seeds of Light started working with, Funjwa Primary School, was also the home of Seeds of Light’s first Acornhoek Champion—principal Daphne Mhaule. Now retired, Daphne remains a Champion and runs her own daycare center for young children.

Seeds of Light funded the drilling of a borehole (well) at Funjwa, which continues to provide water for the children and supports a very large permaculture garden. Rosina, the school gardener, has attended the Seeds of Light permaculture workshops and works tirelessly to keep the garden growing.

Seeds of Light also sponsored a seedling nursery here, and in 2016, collaborated with On Track Safaris to repair a terribly leaky school building.

Funjwa is a lower primary school and has over 700 children who attend classes from kindergarten through fourth grade. The average classroom size is 50-60 children, who range in age from 5-10 years old.

Funjwa Primary School partnered with Seeds of Light by providing one of its classrooms for our Saturday Girls’ Education support group.