means: “We want to work together”.

Project in the Township Lwandle

The Umnqophiso pre-primary school led by Victoria Mangqwe was registered 1996 with the Western
Cape Education Department. Umnqophiso is to be found in the township Lwandle near Somerset West. It started under extremely simple circumstances. The  pre-primary school consisted of some corrugated-iron huts where the school lessons were held. The 120 children suffered in summertime from heat and dust and in wintertime from cold. There were no toilets or running water.

Thanks to the Förderverein a new pre-primary school was built and a second storey was added at a later stage. Nowadays there are 7 class rooms for approx. 30 children per class room. The well-structured “After School Program” is attended by 60 pupils every day.

The kitchen and the sanitary rooms are excellent and in the outdoor area is a beautiful playground where the pupils can be children only and play.




Umnqophiso Pre Primary School
Victoria Mangqwe
15573 Nonkqubela Str.
P.O. Box 4010
Somerset West
Phone: 021-845 6305
Fax: 021-845 7693