Zamokuhle Learning Centre Upgrade

By Cheryl Blackburn

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Three Tree Hill Lodge runs a small Learning Centre in the village of Hambrook, Spioenkop Game Reserve, Kwazulu Natal. This facility houses 50 children aged between 3 years - 6 years old.

We do not receive any funding from the government or social services.


Over the past few years, we have upgraded one of the buildings, built a jungle gym, started a permaculture garden and feed the children a vitamin-enriched porridge to help them through the day.

We also employ a caretaker to look after the grounds and help clean the classrooms.


There is a second building on this land that is derelict and we would like to waterproof, insulate and secure it. We would like to install water tanks and gutters to harvest the rainwater.

We would also like to build a greenhouse and repair the jungle gym.

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The Project FAQs

Where is the Zamokuhle Centre of Learning?

  • South Africa, Kwa Zulu Natal Drakensberg region

How many children attend the facility at present?

  • 50

How old are the children?

  • Between ages 3 - 6 years - Kindergarten age

How many teachers look after the children?

  • 1 teacher, 1 cleaner

What do the children eat daily?

  • Vitamin & mineral enriched porridge, maize meal, spinach, potatoes & tomato gravy.
  • For most children, this is the only meal they will have each day, so it's a good incentive for them to attend.

What else do the children do at the Learning Centre?

  • Learn how to do puzzles, paint, some English is taught, and environmental projects.

What do we intend to do with the funds?

  • Renovate existing building to make another classroom.
  • Waterproof the roof, insulate the roof, build ceiling, re-surface the floor, paint inside, gutters & rainwater tanks for water collection, secure the windows & doors, upgrade the toilets, build a greenhouse, re-furbish the jungle gym

What will you get out of it?

  • If you pledge R1,000, Your Name will be mentioned our Community website!
  • If you pledge R5,000, you will receive a Signed Photograph from ALL the children!
  • If you pledge R10,000, Your Name will be on a Plaque on our Gratitude Wall!
  • If you pledge R10,000, you and a partner will Spend 2 nights with Full Board @ 4 star Three Tree Hill Lodge!

Are you able to visit the Learning Centre?

  • Of course, we'd love to have you visit & show you around.
  • Contact Three Tree Hill Lodge for accommodation.

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  • ZAR 439915.00 Funded

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