Pfunanane Academy
Modjadjiskloof, South Africa

Project Needing Funds:

Construction of a two classroom/toilet block block

Cost:

$20,000

Local Contribution:

Volunteer labour and some additional funds will be provided by the community

Completed Projects:

2014 - Two-classroom block funded by Christian schools in Western Canada

2016 - Two-classroom block funded by Christian schools in Western Canada

Background:

Pfunanane Academy is located on a small farm in the town of Modjadjiskloof in Limpopo Province, South Africa. The school was started in 1997 by the farmer's wife, a teacher, to provide an education for the poverty stricken children in the area. Initial enrolment was 5 students. Today enrolment stands at 200 and the school offers Kindergarten through Grade 7. Some of the students are orphans, or suffer from abuse and neglect. The school is located in the Pfunanane Ministries Centre which provides permanent shelter and support for several of these children. About one third of the students have sponsors who pay for their education and living costs. The other students pay school fees which cover the school's operating expenses.

Application was made to Classrooms for Africa for a grant to help fund the construction of a four classroom block which will house the younger students. In 2013, funds were raised for building two of the classrooms and toilets. Two more classrooms with storage space are now needed to complete the block Construction materials are brick and concrete with a metal roof. 

A total of $40,000 was needed for the whole project. As a previous Classrooms for Africa grant provided funds for two of the classrooms to be built, another $20,000 is now needed to construct the two remaining classrooms.

 

 

Location:

Modjadjiskloof, South Africa