Did you know that Mukhanyo started a primary school at its campus in 2010? Today this is the Musawenkosi Christian Academy with 105 learners from grade 1 to 7.
Musawenkosi (meaning grace of God) was started especially for orphans and other vulnerable children. Today children from the neighbourhood are also welcome, but more than 85% are still vulnerable children in one or other way.
This school ministry was an initiative of many people and especially Dr Flip Buys, the former principal of Mukhanyo. Today the school is not official linked to Mukhanyo; it only uses the premises of Mukhanyo who owns the land.
Through the years the school has grown and now has children up to Grade 7. The ideal is to continue to be a high school as well, going through to Grade 12, according to Jeremie Havugimana, secretary of the School Board. We must be “faithful to our mission to be relevant in the community”, he says.
Through the years it proved to be difficult to get the school registered officially by the local educational authorities. But once it was registered, it has been assisted by subject specialists of the Mpumalanga Department of Education. These specialists provided workshops to the teachers and the principal of the school.
Discipline and the Christian character are visible when one enters the premises of the school which is rented from Mukhanyo. The school is also thankful for the high standards the teachers are able to maintain. Last year the school got two awards for mathematics, one for Grade 3 and one for Grade 6.
The establishment of the school was made possible by donors from the USA who are still involved and visiting the school regularly. The School Board is thankful to God for their continued interest.