Frequently Asked Questions

kan-log1smallwhite  What does Kamvalethu mean?

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kan-log1smallwhite  How much does it cost to educate a child in rural Montessori?

We have worked hard at comparing costs and looking for ways to save, without compromising the philosophy and education. It costs between R571 and R792 per child per month, depending on the school. This amount is made up mostly through a combination of parent school fees (R80/pm), The Department of Social Development and donations.

kan-log1smallwhite  What does a school donation cover?

All donations go towards: two nutritious meals a day (with added protein); all learning and play materials including vegetables for the garden; wages for the fully qualified local teachers and administration.

kan-log1smallwhite  Are the children aware of these donations?

No, they are not. The parents are aware that the school is able to operate and provide the education it does due to donations.

kan-log1smallwhite  Why Montessori?

Montessori is only slightly more expensive due to the specialised equipment and training. The right teachers are slightly harder to find but the Montessori philosophy fits well with the cultural environment in the rural Eastern Cape, so we think it’s worth it.

kan-log1smallwhite  Can I visit the schools?

People are welcome to visit the schools as part of a pre-arranged agreement with either schools.