Established 2005, South Africa
The Kwasa Centre of Springs,
South Africa, is a non-profit
school and safe haven,
founded by Ven Sharron Dinnie
to improve the lives of
vulnerable children from the
settlement camp of Vukuzenzele
section of Daggafontein.
The Kwasa Centre supports the following vital programs:
- The Kwasa College (Preschool, Grade 1 & Grade 2) for about 120 children
- Bursary Program (financial support) to about 95 older children to attend upper level schools - education is not free in this region of the world - including uniforms, school supplies and school fees (~$660 per student)
- After-care school program
- Two "safe houses" for homeless or displaced girls and boys - Mike Howe House for 8 boys and the John Crane House for 13 girls
Many of the parents of these children are unemployed and are suffering from debilitating health issues or have sadly succumbed to HIV/AIDS or other illnesses. Other children are homeless and without living parents.
The children rely on support from the Kwasa Centre for schooling, meals, and basic life necessities. The Kwasa Centre is funded by a dedicated group of local and global giving partners who generously give of time, resources and financial assistance. The Kwasa Centre is part of the Parish of St. Peter and St. Paul, an Anglican Parish Diocese of Highveld.
January 5, 2016
Bishop David Bannerman visited The Kwasa Centre to mark the opening of four new classrooms in the preparatory school and new ablation facilities.
October 25, 2015
A Thanksgiving Eucharist was held in The Kwasa Chapel after which the complex was blessed
November 24, 2015
End of the year concert and "graduation" was held.
November 6, 2015
Two teams completed in the re-decorating of the two "safe-houses" on campus.
The Kwasa Centre 9 Nalk Road Gauteng, DaggafonteinSouth Africa Tel No: 834,150,128 Fax No: 118,117,044