History

  1. Melanie Prinsloo resides on the Vlakfontein Farm near Bronkhorstspruit and has been involved in various community development projects over the past 15 years. Thoko Kokela-Ntuli grew up on the Vlakfontein Farm. Melanie and Thoko started assisting orphan and vulnerable children and their extended families on the farms surrounding Bronkhorstspruit in June 2008.

  1. Melanie and Thoko helped secure Identity Documents for caregivers and Birth Certificates for the orphans and vulnerable children on the farms. This enabled the caregivers to apply for Childcare Grants. While visiting the farm-workers households, the neglect of the children touched their hearts and the vision of an Early Childhood Development Centre was born. A pre-school and afterschool was opened in January 2009.

 

  1. When the first Grade R children were promoted to Primary School in 2011, Melanie Prinsloo founded Ubuhle School as a project of Ubuhle Care and Development.

 

  1. In January 2015 Ubuhle School registered as a separate Non-Profit entity and the name was changed to Ubuhle Christian School.