SAPS and Sanlam

On the 28th of August we were visited by South African Police Service and Sanlam. They motivated our Grade 12 learners and wished them luck on their trial examinations. A big thank to the SAPS and Sanlam the learners really appreciated the visit and motivation.

Miss & Mr. Toise

Miss & Mr Toise was hosted on the 17th of August 2017. Well done to all the learners that participated. Results were as follows:

  Uniform Boys Uniform Girls Formal Wear Boys Formal Wear Girls
1st place Mxhosana Likhanyile Joyi Yonelisa Zotwa Masizole Foslag Siphumle
2nd place Mbaru Lisolethu Madikane Lunathi Gadu Asisipho Klaas Asemahle
3rd place Nkelejane Ach Mfunzana Siphesihle Maneli Akhanya Faba Kamvelih


Thank you to all parents; faculty and participants for contributing to ensure a successful day.

Partner Schools Conference

On the 15th of August 2017, Sifunda Kunye Educational Project hosted a conference for all partner schools in the King Williams Town District. We had a very productive conference with principals, teachers, SGB members and staff of Sifunda Kunye working together to better impact education in our schools. Sifunda Kunye would like to thank all our partner schools in the King Williams Town District for working together to better impact the life’s of all our learners. Sifunda Kunye partner schools in the King Williams Town District include, Xolani Senior Secondary School, St Matthews High School, Richard Varha Senior Secondary school and Toise Senior Secondary School.

Innovative Writing Camp Empowers Learners

Seventy learners from four area schools explored creativity, learning, and self-expression in an intense writing camp over the weekend. The camp was sponsored and hosted by the Sifunda Kunye Educational Project, a local public benefit organization that has been active in the King Williams Town district since 2008.

Sifunda Kunye invites 10 to 15 learners from each of its partner schools in the King William’s Town District and Grahamstown district participate in these camps. This past weekend, learners from St. Matthew’s, Xolani, Richard Varha, Toise and Hendrik Kanise combined Schools spent an intense 3 days (Friday-Sunday) focusing on a specific theme, completing personal works, and submitting them for peer critique. This session’s theme was “Dreams are made of…” and learners were encouraged to express what dreams and ambitions means to them in essays, poems, and group discussions and drama. Participants received guidance from a talented group of volunteer facilitators, student leaders, and the Sifunda Kunye staff. Participants submit their work for inclusion into a published student journal at the end of the camp. The journal is a unique opportunity for many to see their work in print.

Learners and teachers are continually impressed with the writing camps. Participants relish the opportunity to engage in an in-depth weekend of imaginative learning. They enjoy improving their language and writing skills in a fun and creative venue outside of the classroom. Teacher’s enjoy witnessing the progress these young writers make over the course of a weekend.

The Sifunda Kunye Literacy Project’s writing camps have been successfully running since they first launched in August 2014. Sifunda Kunye supports literacy and technology programs in Eastern Cape schools.