Building on our Past

Since it was established in 2013 Thope Foundation has supported Grade 5, 6, 7 and 8 girls with Maths, Science and English tutoring on a weekly basis. We currently have sixteen young women, mostly university students, who volunteer every Saturday morning to tutor Maths, Science, English and Lifeskills while our Robotics and Computer Programming takes place over school holidays. In 2015, Grade R-4 learners were introduced to the organisation as part of numeracy and literacy remedial support in the early years.

In line with providing holistic development programs for young girls, Thope Foundation offers the following integrated weekly programs:

Education and tutoring program

Weekly Maths and English tutoring,

Life skills

Weekly sexual reproductive health education, leadership, mentoring, life skills and youth campaigns for special events,

Holiday programs

Annual events hosted during school holidays with a focus on engineering (robotics), computer science (coding & programming) and cultural activities, 

Mama-mentors

A series of intergenerational dialogues between Grade 7 girls and their female caregivers in an attempt to strengthen supportive networks for girls transitioning to high school.

Early Learning Program

Thope runs remedial support sessions in numeracy and literacy for learners in Grade R to Grade 4 as well as popularizing reading in mother-tongue (Xhosa) for learners in underserved communities.

Thope Foundation Club House

A literacy centre and library providing educational materials and books to improve literacy and encourage reading for enjoyment and thereby improve the language and general knowledge skills of the girls and Foundation Phase children at the school. 

1636
ADDITIONAL HOURS SCHOOLING ADDED SINCE 2013
400
LEARNERS REACHED WITH THE AFTERSCHOOL CARE PROGRAM SINCE 2013
548
BOOKS LOANED AT THE THOPE LITERACY CENTRE PER ANNUM
529
LIFESKILLS SESSION HELD SINCE 2013
217
ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE SESSIONS HELP SINCE 2013
99
MAMA-MENTORS PARTICIPATED IN THE PROGRAM SINCE 2013
15
HOLIDAY PROGRAMS HELD SINCE 2013

ooMaMhlaba

Our people have access to professional opportunities that include international placement, training and professional development programmes.

Rethabile Sonibare

Director and Co-founder

Nombuyiselo Guzula

Head of School

Nandipha Mosalo

School Bursar

Palesa Kolisang

Administrator

Nolwandle Timla

Directress 2-3 Year Phase

Ntombesizwe Mtimkhulu

Directress 3-6 Year Phase

Zikhona Magqalaza

Head of STEAM education (STEMIST)

Nontomboxolo Sangotsha

Food Mama

Nontuthuzelo Norawana

Food Mama

Our Community

Our Community

Each girl is celebrated for her unique sense of individuality, ambition, and intelligence. Success is measured on a personalized scale that caters to each girl’s needs and goals.

A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life

Arrive at school, have morning circle time, and enjoy a warm breakfast. Learn maths, science, and languages (isiXhosa and English)…

Our funders

Our collabarators

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