January to December
Literacy rate (15+ years old)
Primary school – 89.0%
Lower secondary school – 51.6%
Upper secondary school – 61.5%
Children (6 – 11 years) – 65,377
Adolescents (12 to 14 years) – 145,502
Youth (15 – 17) – 169,877
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
News from the project
About the country
Republic of South Africa
58.7 million people
South African rand (ZAR)
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.
South Africa has a generally temperate climate, averaging 8–10 daily sunshine hours in most regions.
Annual average temperature
April to October, characterized by low levels of rainfall, with sunny but cool days.
November to March, characterized by higher levels of rainfall and humidity.
Table Mountain is a flat-topped mountain forming a prominent landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town in South Africa. It is a significant tourist attraction, with many visitors using the cableway or hiking to the top.
One of South Africa’s most famous regions is Stellenbosch, which sits on the coast of the Western Cape and is well known for its incredible hospitality, wine, and food experiences.
Addo Elephant National Park is a diverse wildlife conservation park situated close to Port Elizabeth and is one of South Africa’s 20 national parks.
Sometimes called the ‘miracle cannon’ because of the mint condition in which it was found, the cannon salvaged from the wreck of the Sacramento, a Portuguese man o’ war that ran aground just outside Port Elizabeth in June 1647 on her maiden voyage, rests at the top of the cliffs at Schoenmakerskop just above where she was wrecked.
Cape Town: The Glen Boutique Hotel & Spa
Stellenbosch: Oude Werf Hotel
Port Elizabeth: Lemon Tree Lane
Places to eat
Cape Town: Ocean Basket Seapoint
Port Elizabeth: Salt Restaurant
Best souvenirs from the country
Zulu ceremonial spoons, Old World wine, кooibos tea, Kalahari salt, зate made from native animals
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