Principal: Mrs Mthembu
Sithobelumthetho Senior Primary School is where Project Zulu started. We have been working together since 1996 when Ben Knight, Project Zulu Founder and Director, first visited the Madadeni Township. The school has grown significantly since we first started working together, now with over 800 pupils enrolled catering for Grades 5–7, aged 10-13yrs.
Thanks to our first Choir Tour in 2013, Sithobelumthetho now has 52 solar panels installed on their school roof; helping to significantly reduce the schools electricity bills.
Funds from the 2015 Choir Tour along with support from UWE Bristol and sponsors, The ATLAS Foundation, have enabled the school to develop their unused wasteland into a secure school sportsfield. With a completion date of August 2021 the field will be used by the school for Physical Education lessons, school sports clubs and tournaments. It will also become the home of the local men’s rugby team, the Madadeni Bears, and available for community sports clubs to hire.
As with other partner schools, Sithobelumthetho are in need of further educational resources to support their growing student population.