Project Zulu

Project Zulu is a UWE Bristol-based charity supporting educational development in the Madadeni Township, South Africa.

About Project Zulu

Trainees live with host families and volunteer in Project Zulu's six partner schools during their summer holidays.

They provide valuable learning experiences for pupils and staff at the Madadeni schools by introducing new learning approaches and resources. In return, the trainees are able to put their newly acquired skills into action.

Teaching with limited resources and facing language barriers, they learn to adapt their techniques, thinking on their feet and honing their professional judgement.

Project Zulu also runs a schools tag rugby programme in Madadeni.

In addition, a range of environmental and engineering projects, which relate to physical infrastructure and water quality.

Learn more about Project Zulu.

Experiences of our students

See what our trainees say about their recent experience in Madadeni:

Where did it all start?

The charity was started by Senior Education Lecturer Ben Knight, drawing on links with the township dating back to his own teacher training in the 1990s. 

Now a Senior Lecturer at UWE Bristol, he offers the opportunity for Initial Teacher Education students to travel to the township.

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