Support Sithanda Upliftment Projects at the Midmar Mile 2024

Old Boys Matt Wickham (Class of 2008 – Dept Head: Clarks) and Ryan Tyack (Class of 2008) and two of their university colleagues, Nicolas Braby and Gareth Ruttell have started an NPO focused on the upliftment and development of the ECD sector (early childhood development) in Inanda, KZN.

Sithanda Upliftment Projects take the view that there is a significant opportunity for society to influence large-scale positive change – despite age, gender, economic status or racial difference and hope to create a platform for other like-minded people to get involved by encouraging support from not only financial donations, but also of time, energy and resources. They currently support 50 children at school, ensuring their education and nutrition.

Get involved to support their efforts at Midmar Mile 2024.

  1. Enter with Sithanda to swim the Midmar Mile
    – Saturday 10 February 2024 @ 11am (EVENT 3)
    – Swimmers can enter via this link ENTER WITH SITHANDA
    – All swimmers pledge to raise a minimum of R1000 from personal fundraising (All fundraising docs to be provided to swimmers)
    – Entries include a Sithanda costume for the event
    – Anyone is welcome to enter family, friends and swimmers of any ability.
  2. Corporate Sponsorships – This can be for the Midmar event or to directly impact our school (opportunities can be discussed)
  3. Anyone is welcome to simply donate directly to our bank account.
    Sithanda Upliftment Projects
    Acc: 62728992547
    , Branch: 250063, Cheque account
  1. Monthly Debit order

Digital debit order : Debit Order – Sithanda Upliftment Projects

  1. Second Hand Clothing donation
  • These clothes are sold at our quarterly clothing sales at the school which is aimed at selling to the greater community around the school.
  • Each item is sold at R10.00 to make it affordable for any item that the buyer may need.
  • These funds are collected and used for general upkeep and maintenance of the school.
  • All donated clothes must be of good quality (NO items with Holes or stains will be sold)

Resources from the fundraiser will go toward a 3-phase development programme at Ekuthuleni Chldcare Centre:

PHASE 1: Creating new Kitchen area suitable for supporting 80 children and maintenance and rectifying electricity issues.
PHASE 2: Developing new Classroom Block and Ablution block to take on a further 20 children.
PHASE 3: Installation of a new Jungle gym, outdoor tables and shade cloth.

For any queries you can send a mail to or