UpliftED Teacher Training


Teach Something New Every Day!

-UpliftED motto

UpliftED is our Teacher Training Programme partnering into impoverished communities to empower both the teachers and their preschools to offer a better, more solid foundation in education. We reach into communities like Olievenhoutbosch, where many preschools are under-equipped, have poor facilities and the teachers are untrained. In 2017, we have begun to conduct training classes for 30 teachers in outlying areas.

Our programme in Olievenhoutbosch is a hands-on approach to training, offering

  • Weekly training sessions,
  • Monitoring and evaluation at each centre every two weeks,
  • Resources designated to each participating centre, and
  • Early Childhood Development certification (NQF Level 4).

We have trained over 80 teachers from Olievenhoutbosch, Diepsloot and other communities. In 2017, we are training an additional 60 women from Olievenhoutbosch, and 30 from other regions! But with over 100 preschools in Olievenhoutbosch alone, our work is just beginning! We are passionate about giving equal opportunities for a great education to every child in our community and beyond!

Learning starts in infancy, long before formal education begins, and continues throughout life. Early learning begets later learning and early success breeds later success, just as early failure breeds later failure.

– James J. Heckman


We are passionate about pressing forward, and invite you to JOIN US! 

You can uplift one centre, adding value to their program, their staff, and their children, while building hope and honour in their community.  Learn more: Champion-A-Centre Overview & Form. Email us to be involved.


Funding for training, resources, equipment and so forth comes through corporate and individual donors.

B-BBEE Enterprise Development and Skills Development points eligible!


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Latest News for the UplitED Teacher Training program

UpliftED Teacher Trainees CELEBRATE!

Celebrations at Botshabelo are always a BIG DEAL! And Saturday 28th October was a BIG CELEBRATION! It was graduation day for 36 Olievenhoutbosh preschool teachers and principals. These women finished a full year of training, meeting weekly, doing homework, and passing biweekly […]

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Outlying Training – a success!

  In 2017 the UpliftED Teacher Training Programme team had dreams in their heart to expand their reach. Over the years there has been a growing number of pleas from neighbouring communities to begin teaching in their area too. And so, […]

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Giving this Holiday?

A time for family, friends, and fun, we love the holidays! Our community partners, individuals and companies alike, invest into our women and children year round to restore justice and to transform lives. Together this year, we have seen such exciting things happen: 12 […]

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About Us

Botshabelo was born, in 2000, out of a burning passion for the community and its desperate need for a place of safety, support and resources. The Babies Home, Urban Kids Educentre and offices are located on the 20 acre property of 64 on Main, Midrand. From this base we serve the community of Olievenhoutbosch and surrounds through our Early Childhood Development programme (UpliftED Training Programme). Botshabelo is passionate about transforming children’s lives through excellent education and residential care.

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Contact Us

+27 67 013 6679
+27 86 245 7240

Physical Address
64 Main Road (R55),
Crowthorne, Kyalami,
Midrand, South Africa.

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All donations made to Botshabelo are tax deductible, and we offer Section 18a Tax Receipts. Contact us if you'd like a receipt for your donation.

South African

Standard Bank Centurion
Branch code: 012645
Acc. No. 20 245 2832
Swift Code: SBZAZAJJ


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