A school like no other
Misty Meadows School is a multi-racial, multi-class, multi-grade community school situated in the Dargle Valley in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Misty Meadows currently educates over 60 children ranging in age from 2-15. Since its inception in January 2013, the school has demonstrated how diverse communities can integrate around a common cause – the children.
The school ethos is Freedom with Responsibility and not simply freedom at any cost. The children are expected to abide by this Golden Rule: “Treat others how you wish to be treated”. Each child must participate in the school activities, tidy up after themselves and take responsibility for maintaining their school facilities. Children are free to voice their concerns in morning circle time where mutual agreement is sought through listening and negotiation, not compulsion.
The Zoe Trust supports three children, Sisi, Nthambi and Njabulo who attend Misty Meadows School. They are all from disadvantaged but loving homes and are thriving in this child-led and engaging environment.
Support Misty Meadows
The Teacher Fund
Without great teachers, our children will simply not achieve the academic qualifications needed to compete for places at good high schools and universities. We are looking for one-off donations or monthly contributions to boost teacher salaries and make Khethani a much more attractive career prospect for excellent teaching talent. By supporting our teachers, you are supporting our children.
The Maker Space
In January 2018, we supported the school to set up a make-space area for children to learn practical skills such as woodwork, including hiring a local farm worker who has a passion for teaching woodwork. He is a wonderful role model for the children and provides calm, purposeful and productive wood work lessons to a range of pupils at the school.
The Computer Lab
In August 2017, we funded a computer lab: a purpose-refurbished room, equipped with 6 computers and an internet connection. This project opens up a whole world of teaching and learning for all the children at the school but especially the children from disadvantaged homes who don’t have access to electricity.