At Thembelihle, We create
through education
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80% of our children can't afford government
school fees
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80% In 2019, more than had their school fees
fully sponsored
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What We Do

We are an independent school providing quality education to young children from disadvantaged backgrounds in the villages surrounding Howick region, within the Province of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. We are a registered non-profit organisation catering for 395 children from grades RRR through to grade 7, covering ages 4 to 14.

Thembelihle is the only independent primary school that provides vulnerable children access to a world-class education through our unique, holistic, Christian, values-based approach to teaching and learning.

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Our Mission


We promote the academic, spiritual, emotional and physical growth of every child.


We aim to provide an excellent quality of education with specific focus on Science, Technology, English, Arts and Mathematics.


We’re aiming to build a new generation of young professionals and leaders.


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