Shine Volunteers at Lukhanyo Primary School.

Enigthen says thank you to our Shine volunteers for their dedication, love and sheer commitment to the children of Lukhanyo Primary.


The Shine chapter at Lukhanyo Primary is yet another successful project of the Enlighten Education trust. It has been operating since 2015. Its objective is to generate a love of reading and of books and reading. A group of volunteers works with Grade 2 learners four days a week. Under the leadership of Enligthen Education […]


Tadiwanashe Dzenga and Siphosethu Ntetha from Enlighten Education Trust’s Grade 7 Visual Arts class on a Tuesday afternoon, both won gold medals at the Overberg Art Competition ‘Pictures of the Overberg’. The boys will represent the Overberg at the Western Cape Province Gala Event in Stellenbosch on Saturday 15th September accompanied by their art teacher […]

Winter Workshops – A Green Experience

On 3, 4 & 5 July CBN held a workshop with Enlighten Education Trust at their premises in Hermanus. We had a high attendance level with around 22 on the first day, 26 on the second day – and about forty on the third day! Recruits kept coming through from the wonderful Alex Bury Library […]

Quick off the mark

New team, new energy, new Junior Town Council. The 2017 Overstrand Junior Council which was inaugurated towards the end of last year, has got off to a flying start and is already operating as a completely integrated team. This project, managed by the Enlighten Education Trust, is one of which the Overstrand Municipality is justifiably […]

Enlighten hosts visiting youth orchestra

Hermanus hosted a very special event on Saturday 29 October when the well-travelled youth orchestra from The Hall Boys Preparatory School, London, gave a concert in our Municipal Auditorium. Even more exciting is the fact that Enlighten Education Trust’s own Youth Orchestra joined them in its debut public appearance. The concert was a huge success, with members of the audience […]

Enlighten-supported students win in local competition

Earlier this year several Grade 10 – 12 learners who receive art classes from Enlighten Education Trust participated in the Sumaridge art competition, which took place during the FynArts Festival. Three of the learners, who attend art classes run by Enlighten’s art facilitator at Qhayiya Secondary School, won prizes. The winner and runner-up each received a voucher from […]

The “ten golden minutes” of reading at home

A highly successful parent workshop was held at Enlighten Trust on Saturday morning the 27th of August. The theme was: “Reading at home: ideas for parents and caregivers”. Linda Rutter and two assistants from Shine’s head office in Cape Town came to run this workshop. It was mainly presented in isiXhosa, therefore the parents didn’t […]