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Kwasa College
9 Nalk Road  
South Africa 
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An Independent Pre-primary and Primary School registered through the Gauteng Education Department, South Africa

Welcome to Kwasa College

Kwasa College is an independent, non-profit Anglican school for ​pre-primary (ages 3-6) and
primary-aged children (grades 1-6) located in Springs, Gauteng, South Africa. 

Kwasa College was founded by Ven. Rev Sharron Anne Dinnie in 2003 to improve the lives of the vulnerable children living in the informal settlement of Daggafontein.  Our students face nearly insurmountable obstacles each day - living in shacks with no running water, electricity or water-borne sewerage. There are no medical clinics in a place where the devastation of HIV/AIDS is ever-present. High unemployment, no educational institutions and the threat of violence is a daily reality. 

A number of our students are orphans or living in single-parent or child-headed households after losing one or both parents to disease or crime. Neglect, abuse and hunger are facts of life. In fact, two safe houses were erected on campus after orphaned girls, of about age 6, were found huddled together, living in culverts and drain ditches. 

Our students rely on Kwasa College for their educational needs including payment of school fees, uniforms and supplies (there is no free education in South Africa), transportation to and from Daggafontein and proper nutrition. Through education, it is hoped that the cycle of poverty will be broken, enabling the children of the Informal Settlement of Daggafontein to realise their full potential and in turn make a difference in the community, country and world.  ​ 

What is Kwasa?
"Kwasa" is a Zulu word used to describe the light and peace that comes right after darkness. It is the first morning light or the moment after a violent storm, when the clouds part and the sun begins to shine.​​​​​​​​

Kwasa College is a light for its students in much the same way. The school is a beacon of hope for a future of promise and opportunity.

We hope you "catch the vision" of making a difference in these children's lives. 
Together, we can help to give them their chance. 

  1. Managing Director
    As part of their services, Kwasa College provides breakfast, lunch and refreshments for all the children, about 500 meals a day. Fresh produce is provided by a vegetable garden on the property.
  2. Managing Director
    The Early Childhood Development Centre of Kwasa College serves 116 children, ages 3 - 6. The Primary program has 88 students in grades 1-6 It is our vision to add one grade each academic year.
  3. Managing Director
    Kwasa College has an active After-School programme for their students and older students from other schools. All homework needs to be accomplished as there is no electricity in the settlement.
Healthy Meals & Nutrition
After School Tutoring Programme
Pre-Primary & Primary Programmes

Secondary & Tertiary Programmes
Bishop Michael Curry Visit to Kwasa College, February, 2019
Bishop Michael Curry, the primate of the Episcopal Church visited the Province of Southern Africa (ACSA)
in February to meet with Diocesan Bishops at their Synod, and to give the fourth ​Bishop David Beetge Memorial Lecture. 
Media Release

Lux Vita Caritas

Light, Life, Love

Kwasa: Light & Peace
after the Storm
The Story of Vinet Maepa
This heartwarming video traces the journey of one young girl, Vinet, as she begins with unimaginable heartbreak in the 2nd grade. Vinet started at Kwasa College as a young child and is now a part of the Secondary Education Bursary program. Her success is a direct reflection of  how the opportunities provided by the school and its founder, Ven. Rev. Sharron Dinnie, can positively change the course of the lives of children from Daggafontein.

Read more about the students at Kwasa College and consider becoming a partner in their educational future!
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