If you’re interested in a broad impact that pairs you with a school of 800+ children, Inkuthazo is the program for you.

The Inkuthazo mission is based strictly on school-centered intervention so all children are granted equal access to quality education. Toward that end, an Inkuthazo sponsorship provides academic materials, school infrastructure updates, and professional development opportunities to solidify children's academic foundation and enhance their chance to live in a just, civil, and hopeful society. 

Inkuthazo means encouragement and motivation in Xhosa, and our sponsors do their part by helping to bring the above reality to 800+ students at Vusumzi Primary School in Nomathamsanqa, South Africa. Over the past eight years, Inkuthazo has outfitted Vusumzi Primary School and a local kindergarten with a 31-station computer laboratory, a new library, books, educational supplies, Amazon HD Kindle Fire tablets, electricity, tiled floors, insulated ceilings, a nutritious breakfast and lunch program, teacher training, field trips, student leadership workshops, vacation programs, after-school activities, and a live security system. UP has also visited the homes of sponsored children, and donors have purchased enough beds, duvets, cooking supplies, miniature stoves, wardrobes, student desks, dining room tables, clothing, and school uniforms to foster the best possible learning environment.

As a UP sponsor, you will develop a familiarity with the Vusumzi Primary School educators, students, curriculum, and overall advancements. We encourage you to stay up-to-date by checking our Facebook page and our Instagram and Twitter feeds. There you may view the learners' activities, classroom improvements, teachers' professional development opportunities, infrastructure renovations, and more. As such, you will see precisely how your sponsorship donation, which amounts to less than $1 per day, has been used to fulfill the academic dreams of not just one child but hundreds of children through the provision of educational materials, trained teachers, school uniforms, and basic amenities.

We would be honored to welcome you to our group of amazing sponsors. To submit your sponsorship details, click here, or to gather more information, please contact us.

Inkuthazo Sponsors

Alex Hill
Ally and Janet Marrinan
Ann and Gerald Porter
Annie de Compiegne Lutz
Arlene Baratz
Becky Rizvi
Brian and Cindy Neprash
Brian and Lori Hogan
Charles and Eilish Clarkson
Denise De Luca Madden
Donna Flynn
Elena Michelson
Emma Bartnick
Gillian Facher
Jane and Jill Gudoian
Jennifer and Jimmy Kane
Joanne Fitch
John and Karen Muggeridge
John and Mary Burns
John-Michael Luskevich
Joseph F. Cummings III
Joseph F. Cummings IV
Julie Strzyzewski
Kate Pick
Kathy Kane Adams
Kathy and Peter Stark
Katie Eaton
Knudsen Family
Lynly Beard Ewel
Marie Doubleday
Meg Pickering
Megan Bishop
Nick Ross
Nora Collins and Family
Randy Manning Dauchot
Risa Weinrit
Robin Porter Carlo
Roe O'Brien
Roxanne Kiritsy
Sarah Klett
Theresa Timlin
Twyla Saviano Cummings
Valorie Sheehan
Anonymous Sponsors