Action Change (Formally GVI Trust)

Emergency Appeal: Keep our School Open in Africa

It's been a challenging winter for Africa and our township primary school is funded by donations and offers education to 120 children that would usually not be able to access education. The school roof is broken, the site is flooded and class walls covered in mould. It's a danger we need to fix now

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1111494)


Campaign target


Time left

74 days




  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities


South Africa


The school is in a state of emergency where mould is critical to the health of the students. Children don't have their own proper toilet at home so wait to come to school which means our facilities are used to capacity. With this increased rain and our school being on a wet area we have flooded multiple times and this has been made worse by sewage backing up. We now have had to close the school many days of missed education and now the classes are mould which presents a danger to the children


We have had professionals in and costed up a number of actions we need to take to get the school safe and back on track so this never happens again but it is a cost we have not factored for and can't afford but yes is now essential. We will be bringing in dehumidifiers to dry all classrooms and bathrooms, getting all leaks and roofing fixed, painting the classrooms and sealing the floors and walls. Alongside this we will have new drainage installed and rain water harvesting systems installed.