The Waterberg Academy

Brighter Start aims …

To discover children who have good academic abilities and to find sponsors for them to attend the Waterberg Academy.  This enables them to progress to higher levels of academic achievement and further education.

The school

Water­berg Acad­emy is a new, inde­pen­dent school for a new, inno­v­a­tive gen­er­a­tion. Founded in 2003, it is sit­u­ated in the heart of the UNESCO Water­berg Bios­phere Reserve in the small town of Vaal­wa­ter (Mabat­lane), Limpopo, South Africa. Born out of a desire to take the best from tra­di­tional school­ing, and com­bine this with crit­i­cal ele­ments that are some­times over­looked, it is com­mit­ted to an edu­ca­tion informed by envi­ron­men­tal, social and eco­nomic responsibility.

The children

Brighter Start currently helps to contribute to a bursary fund for four children.  For these children attending the Academy is an amazing opportunity and we hope to support many more children over the coming years.

How you can help

The school has estab­lished a bur­sary fund and is con­tin­u­ally seek­ing out donors who wish to make a dif­fer­ence. The monies raised are added to the fund, and wor­thy recip­i­ents are sourced and offered the oppor­tu­nity of attend­ing the school as a full-time stu­dent.