Celeste Myburgh Foundation

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others"  Mahatma Ghandi

Phronesis Early Development School, an informal settlement school in Kya Sands is operated and funded via donations by the Phronesis Student Development Trust, a South African Non-profit organisation. The Kya Sands Pipeline informal settlement is home to more than 30 000 people, which includes young vulnerable children. Since its inception in 2009 in the area Phronesis Development Students Development Trust has established a no-fee paying early childhood development centre/school that currently provides Early Childhood Development Services to 160 children.


The school has been a lighthouse in the community, giving the children an opportunity to escape hunger and malnutrition as they receive nutritious healthy meals every day, while of course receiving a quality education that promises them a better future of escaping the shackles of poverty. Further, the school serves as a safe haven for the children as during the day they are able to escape domestic violence, sexual molestation, and child abuse, which is very common in this unsafe informal settlement, never mind in South Africa as a whole.

There’s an African proverb that says “It takes a village to raise a child”, and they are asking as many people and companies to be part of this village that is working tirelessly to ensure children in the Kya Sands Pipeline Informal Pipeline Settlement receive a safe quality education through donations to the Phronesis Student Development Trust NPO. 

The Celeste Myburgh Foundation has committed to donate 5% of each coaching session fees towards purchasing fresh vegetables for the children’s school lunches. The remaining funds will be contributed towards a child’s education at the school, which includes text and exercise books, stationery, reading development, homework tutoring, sports, arts and culture, a school uniform and school bag for the year.

For any donations for the school please contact Tsitsi on +2781 207 7135 at Phronesis Students Development Trust NPO or email info@phronesis.org.za