This is where we begin
building a winning nation

Help us teach her

So much to learn,
so few resources

Provide a teacher kit

Pre-school programmes
designed for success

See our results

"Educate the next generation
as young as possible"

Founder's vision lives on
what if ...

every child in South Africa had the opportunity to master basic number concepts, letters and shapes ... explore creativity through music, stories and art ... and develop fine and gross motor skills?

At just R250 per child, could you give this gift?
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one kit

Contains all the books, visual materials, stories and songs to teach 20 pre-schoolers for an entire year – plus 4 teaching manuals for their teacher.

Why not get together with friends and make this investment in the future of our country?
Give a kit


Current projects include providing playground equipment, toys and stationary to a profoudly under-resourced creche in the Cato Crest informal settlement in Durban ...
and funding to enable children from the Schulzendal Mission School to visit the seaside for the first time.


Children who've been through the Fundisa programme consistently perform much better in Grade I and II.

They have above average vocabulary, word recognition and number skills and – regardless of their home language – are fluent in English.

Fundisa Isizwe - 'teach the nation'

Fundisa Isizwe is an independent NPO, PBO and NGO founded in 1987 to help build Early Childhood Development centres in South Africa. Our curriculum is approved by the Education Department.

Learning in the early years is critical to a child’s lifelong development – the neurological pathways children will later use for everything from colouring to calculus are constructed within the first few years.

But, even though early childhood development is critical, not all families in our country can afford it. Fundisa Isizwe Trust endeavours to provide a comprehensive and affordable early childhood education system for all children, starting from 3 years old.

Latest news
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A big thankyou to all our generous supporters who have helped children join our pre-school programme
image Nongoma Creche opens
There was a buzz of excitement at the recent official opening ceremony at the Nongoma Creche.
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The building is nearing completion and should be ready for occupation some time in March.