As part of KILT’s initial needs assessment, an expert team visited 13 schools to assess ablution facilities. They were in a deplorable condition: filthy, unhygienic, covered in graffiti and ingrained dirt. The pipes, toilets and doors were broken in many instances, and a number of facilities had ongoing water and sewerage leakages.

Funding was secured for a comprehensive upgrade of the facilities. This was completed at the end of October 2017 using local artisans. Attention was also paid to critical safety and security requirements. A number of hazardous issues were addressed – gas-tank storage cages, strengthening of walls, and purchase of containers as storage facilities.
To ensure that the facilities are properly maintained, and to assist with improved security, KILT provides an allowance to schools to fund School Governing Body (SGB) positions for cleaning supervisors, security officers and administrative support staff.
“On behalf of our SGB, staff and learners of Hornlee Primary School we wish to express our gratitude and appreciation towards KILT, its Board and the contractor for the upgrades in 2017 towards our ablution facilities as well as providing funding for two supervisors. Our learners really show their appreciation and treat the supervisors with respect.”
Michael Kleynhans, Principal, Hornlee Primary School

Leadership support

Teacher support

Funding for teachers and support staff

Diamond Teachers’ Master Classes

Foundation Phase training

Learner support

Grade 12 support

LEGO Robotics

Psycho-social and remedial support

After-School Study Clubs

Extramural sporting activities

Infrastructure and ad-hoc projects

Ablution facilities

Fire relief, June 2017