Like most NPOs in
South Africa, the school relies entirely on international charitable
donations to survive and to grow. We are therefore appealing to
overseas individuals and organisations to sponsor the schooling of our
most vulnerable and destitute children.
A monthly donation of ZAR 400
(equivalent to USD 70) covers for tuition, transport and food.
The sponsors are initially sent photographs and a brief
history of the child; and at the end of each year they receive a
school progress report and a few examples of the child’s work.
ADDRESS: PO Box 737,
Sibasa 0970, South Africa
(0) 72 456 8929
Appeal for Donations
We desperately need all the help we can
get to provide these children with the chance of a future.
A. J. Quinnell the author of the book
"Man on Fire", which was recently released as a movie, starring Denzel
Washington, has written a short story which you can download in
acrobat .pdf format by
You may download it and read for free
without obligation. However the author asks that if you enjoy the
story, please make a donation large or small to the Vhananyana
Standard Bank (South
Account no.: 230780458
Branch code: 052849
SWIFT Code: SBZAZAJJ
Vhutshilo Mountain School is a non-profit organisation based near
Sibasa, in the Limpopo Province, South Africa. It is situated in the
heart of the former Venda homeland, one of the poorest regions of the
country. Here, a huge proportion of the population is unemployed,
homeless or illiterate, and HIV/AIDS is rife.
Of all the
children in need of special care in Africa today, those affected by
HIV/AIDS are undoubtedly the most at risk. These children face a
future without hope from the onset, usually being raised in extreme
poverty by a grandparent or elder sibling and frequently ostracised by
the rural communities in which they live. It is against this
background that the Vhutshilo Mountain School was established, and we
seek to address this situation for the children within our reach.
minimum of 60% of learners are orphans, or children from dysfunctional
and/or poverty-stricken families.
encourage children from a diversity of social and economic backgrounds
- regardless of HIV status - to create bonds of friendship at the
pre-school age. In doing so we hope to offer a small, but positive
contribution to a community in which being affected with HIV often
carries an oppressive stigma.
The medium of
instruction is English.
Non-Profit Organisation # 021-664-NPO