The Kusasa Project Blog

A Head Start on 2023!

A Head Start on 2023!

Starting early with education is crucial: the young brain is like a sponge, soaking up information and retaining it much more easily than when you're older. When you start early, you have more time to build a strong foundation of knowledge, which will serve as the...

The Kusasa Academy is born

The Kusasa Academy is born

Our SCHOOL has a new name and logo! Our school started in 2012 as a small group of very young children in a local church hall: our first Grade 0 class. The name “Early Learning Centre” (ELC) suited the initial years of our school’s establishment, with our focus on the...

Swinging into Action: new OT facility

Swinging into Action: new OT facility

One of our long-held dreams has been realised with the completion of our own, fully functioning, state-of-the-art occupational therapy room including all the necessary therapeutic equipment. Meet Eleanor Burger, the in-house occupational therapist that has joined our...

Cultivating a Safe Space

Our school environment is often described as a “Safe Space”.  To fully appreciate what this means, you need to understand that every single one of our children comes from an environment that makes them second class citizens from birth. Apartheid spacial planning meant...

Celebrating 15 Years!

Celebrating 15 Years!

🎉  WHAT A SPECIAL CELEBRATION IT WAS! 🎉   The Kusasa Project celebrated its 15th birthday on 4 February 2022 at Hey Joe Brewery in Franschhoek; an incredible and memorable evening! The event was completely sold out and a happy audience danced to the swinging...

Our Teachers: women with a calling

Our Teachers: women with a calling

One of the most striking features of our school, which sets us apart, is the obvious passion and commitment of each and every teacher to our cause. They could have chosen better paying jobs, with more defined growth prospects, in the public or for-profit education...

WATCH: meet our learners

WATCH: meet our learners

At The Kusasa Project, it's "all about the kids"! This is not just a feel-good tagline for us. Anyone who has visited us will know that the life and soul of our daily activities are genuinely centred around the children that we are privileged to serve. Their spirit is...

100% black beneficiaries | S18A PBO approval with SARS | A proven track record since 2006

South African Charitable Trust (Number: IT53/2007) & PBO Number: 930026072
UMALUSI (the SA Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training) accreditation number: 20 SCH01 00807
UK Registered Charity (Number: 1134655)
Netherlands Charity (Stichting 8511:28:002)
Affiliated with The Columbus Foundation. US Charity (EIN 31-6044264)