Shack schools are selected and transformed into excellent learning environments where pre-school children are nurtured and educated.

We’ve built 6 schools

All the educares we build meet the fire and safety regulations and are registered with the provincial government. Our fieldworkers support 30 educares with training and site visits.

New School

Mzamomhle Educare opened its doors on 14 October and will give another 120 children, their parents and the staff a brand-new Starting Chance on their educational journey. Watch our video.

Lonwabo campus

We urgently need more donors to join our #LonwaboForAll campaign to build an inclusive centre for children of all abilities.

Mzamomhle ECD – from sand to school

On 14 October, we celebrated the opening of the newly built Mzamomhle Educare with Principal Jama Gada, the Mfuleni ECD community, Starting Chance Trust, Friends of Starting Chance, and the wider community.

Principal Jama says, “After so many years of struggle, the mission is accomplished. Thanks to Starting Chance and all involved for the extra mile support to make this happen. This building will make a massive difference to us in this underprivileged community. Together we can make it possible.”