our vision


To achieve our vision, we designed a set of projects focused on providing the necessary care and development steps to ensure that our learners can walk with the hope of achieving their dreams.

Owami Schools

To date, we have seen many students succeed through our programs, but we dream of becoming even more effective. It is important that we can start to see a future generation who have not only experienced a high quality of education but have also enjoyed the necessary personal developmental steps along the way by being nurtured in a loving and caring environment. We believe that this is a development pathway that all would desire for their own children.

Our vision is to EDUCATE, DEVELOP & NURTURE each child uniquely. (Child nurturing, individual development, & spiritual discipleship). Naming this initiative “MY CHILD” shows our values and the defining methodology which we employ: to partner with our learners and their parents and guardians, as we journey along a development pathway towards a brighter future. 

The starting point for each learner is at the early child development stage – ages 3 to 6 years old. The most fundamental development steps are taken at this stage of a child’s life, making the learning pathway ahead far more effective for all learning types.

At the primary school level, ages 6 to 9, the learners will progress to using the school In a Box tool for grades 1 to 3, having been prepared within the Owami preschool. By this stage, our learners have not only received a quality education but also have developed holistically and become healthy, well-rounded young people.

The purpose of the schools, and the heart of our organization, is that through excellence in education and acute personal nurturing, we will see equal opportunity achieved in many communities as our vision and reach expands. We endeavor to love and support our learners, always appreciating their natural strengths through our vision to EDUCATE, DEVELOP & NURTURE the future in them.

We educate, equip and empower. Join us on this journey.


Kwa-Ed is a project that focuses on assisting disadvantaged or vulnerable youth through their schooling careers by addressing the four socio-economic pressures that we identified. The programme includes youth from Grade 1 to 12.


We aim to ensure that every one of our students receives the nutrition they need to grow and concentrate in school.

We don’t want any of our students to have concerns about where their next meal is coming from, so we offer our assistance by supplementing any nutritional lack that the families of our students may have.

By doing this, we can be sure that they are receiving the nutrition that they need to succeed in school.


We aim to ensure that every one of our students has access to the educational tools and facilities that they need to grow in academic excellence.

To achieve this, we ensure that school fees, uniforms, stationery and transport are all paid for. We have also partnered with School-In-A-Box to provide extra tuition.

By covering these aspects of education, we hope to encourage our students to reach their academic potential.


A mentor is a trusted friend or advisor.

We would like to see each of our students become confident leaders who believe in themselves and those around them. We believe in our students. We know that the encouragement received through our mentorship programme is key to paving a successful career.

Our mentorship programme consists of five elements: camps, mentor days, excursions, church attendance and regular meetings with a mentor.

Social Support

We aim to support our scholars and students in psychological, physical and social health and equip them with the valuable life lessons needed for future success.

Each student meets with one of the KwaCare counsellors for an assessment, and, when necessary, we arrange appointments with specialist consultants.

Kwa-Ed Tertiary.

KwaEd Tertiary is a program that aims to assist and mentor KwaEd program graduates, and other tertiary students, through their educational journey, equipping them for life as a student and young professional. The program takes the four key focuses of the Kwa-Ed program and applies them to a university context. The emphasis of the program is on mentoring, with a goal to equip our students with the tools that they will need to succeed both in university and when they begin pursuing their dream career. 

Through NSFAs and other bursary initiatives, students throughout South Africa now enjoy access to tertiary-level education. However, many students are ill-equipped for the challenges faced in university life and the lifestyle that goes with it. Over the years, we noticed this in our own students and developed a mentorship program that focuses on equipping our students with the tools to face the challenges in university, and beyond as they enter the professional workspace.

On the horizon…

Always looking to the future, our projects include:

– Excellence in education and acute personal nurturing and development for children.

– These include our vision to plant 100’s of “Owami Schools” using a tested education model, while continually developing, our unique “my child” nurture and development process, ensuring a wholistic development pathway for all children in our care in any one of schools.

– Holistic support for all recipients.

– Empowering lives towards work readiness and correct career placements, through our employment agency project and it’s workplace and industry partnerships. (This is in a vision development Stage).

– Future projects include Health Care for the Poor (This is in a vision development Stage).

All our project interventions are shaped around three big ideas: DIGNITY, EQUALITY & OPPORTUNITY. We believe, if these values are upheld in all projects, our Mandate of restoring Hope to a nation is within our reach, and light will shine on even the darkest of places.