South Africa, Cape Town
Molo Mhlaba School in South Africa
Construction Period: May 2023 - May 2024



A new school building with three classrooms and sanitary facilities





NGO Partner


Academic year

January to December

Literacy rate (15+ years old)


Attendance rate

Primary school – 89.0%
Lower secondary school – 51.6%
Upper secondary school – 61.5%

Out-of-school children

Children (6 – 11 years) – 65,377
Adolescents (12 to 14 years) – 145,502
Youth (15 – 17) – 169,877

Project implementation

Molo Mhlaba means “Hello, world” in Xhosa language (it’s the first message that most people will generate when starting computer science classes). It is a girls’ school located in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa. The school aims to provide high-quality, safe, and affordable education for black girls, especially those living in underserved communities. It is an iSTEAM school that focuses on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to prepare girls from poverty-stricken communities for the jobs of tomorrow. The school also teaches coding, Lego robotics, and even how to build computers from scratch to help the girls become creators of technology and develop strong, independent, critical-thinking minds.

The biggest challenge with the current school in Khayelitsha is that it is located in a rented facility that was not designed for educational purposes. Acronis has funded the first part of the project to build a new child-centric school building that will belong to the community and provide Khayelitsha’s youth with the space and resources they need for a 21st-century education. The existing school’s land has already been purchased, and the groundbreaking ceremony for the new building took place on April 27th, 2023.

If you would like to partner with us on this fantastic school project to bring a brighter future to the kids in Khayelitsha, please, contact us at

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About the country


Republic of South Africa

Capital city

Cape Town


58.7 million people


South African rand (ZAR)

Major languages

11 official languages. 23% speak Zulu as a first language. English is the fourth most common first language in the country, but is understood in most urban areas and is the dominant language in government and the media.

Travel information

South Africa has a generally temperate climate, averaging 8–10 daily sunshine hours in most regions.

Annual average temperature

26°C (78.8°F)

Dry season

April to October, characterized by low levels of rainfall, with sunny but cool days.

Wet season

November to March, characterized by higher levels of rainfall and humidity.

Travel tips

Hotel recommendations

Cape Town: The Glen Boutique Hotel & Spa
Stellenbosch: Oude Werf Hotel
Port Elizabeth: Lemon Tree Lane

Places to eat

Cape Town: Ocean Basket Seapoint
Stellenbosch: Man’oushe
Port Elizabeth: Salt Restaurant

Best souvenirs from the country

Zulu ceremonial spoons, Old World wine, кooibos tea, Kalahari salt, зate made from native animals

Travel agencies


Interpreting services


Proposed one week tour

Day 1: Cape Town: Cable car up Table Mountain and hiking

Day 2: Stellenbosch: Winery visits

Day 3: Khayelitsha: School visit

Day 4: The Garden Route road trip: Gansbaai shark cage diving

Day 5: The Garden Route road trip: Bloukrans Bridge

Day 6: The Garden Route road trip: Addo Elephant National Park

Day 7: Port Elizabeth: The Wreck of the Sacramento

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