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uBambiswano means

                        'holding hands'


Our programme has successfully ensured that we give our students opportunities and hope. We regularly review the programme to ensure we meet the requirements of our ever-changing world.

Areas of focus include:

  • Ensuring that the core programme is integrated with relevant technology, leadership and life skills.

  • Encouraging participation in sport, as we believe that sport plays an important role in promoting wellness and social cohesion.

  • Consolidating relationships with our feeder schools, the Department of Education and other partners.

We believe the success of uBambiswano is reflected in the success of our students. To this end, skills development and a focus on working towards tertiary education are critical to our programme.


uBambiswano is a Saturday School programme run by St Andrew’s School for Girls in Gauteng

  • The programme is attended by students from schools in Daveyton and Etwatwa.

  • We have a 33-year track record of contributing to the lives of over 1000 students.

  • On average, 120 students from grades 5 to 9 attend the Saturday School over a five-year period.

  • While literacy, numeracy, educational and life skills are our priority, additional enrichment activities
    such as music, swimming and cooking are included in the programme.

  • Our students call uBambiswano a ‘place of hope’, as they believe the programme is provides them
    with the hope of a better future.

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