The Sunflower

Learning Centre

The Sunflower Learning Centre is a shared library for Zonnebloem Girls’ and Boys’ Primary schools, established by the Otto Foundation Trust in 2016.


Placemaking Projects

Through our partnership with a local design studio, See Saw Do, we are implementing playful spatial upgrade projects on the Zonnebloem Estate. 


Zonnebloem School

Feeding Scheme

The Otto Foundation established a school kitchen on the Zonnebloem Estate, and is partnering with the Peninsula School Nutrition Programme to feed breakfast and lunch to 160 learners every school day. 


Computer Centre

In 2018, the Otto Foundation worked in partnership with The Click Foundation to established a computer centre with 40 workstations at Zonnebloem Girls’ Primary School. 


Community Keepers

Our partner organisation, Community Keepers, offers on-site psychological and social services available to learners, educators, parents and guardians. 


Music Works

The Otto Foundation Trust has partnered with MusicWorks to offer their Music for Life programme at Zonnebloem. 


Teacher Resources

and Building Capacity

Teacher training and capacity building needs are identified in consultation with the schools’ management teams, and the Otto Foundation then works with training partners to offer skills development courses that address the identified needs.


Through our work at the Zonnebloem schools, we are learning valuable lessons and have built a network of partners that would allow us to replicate impactful programmes elsewhere.

Book Dash

Book Dash gathers creative volunteers to create new African storybooks that anyone can freely print, translate and distribute.


The Liyabona Library

The Otto Foundation Trust has been partnering with The Bookery and our co-sponsors Kamvalethu, to establish a school library at Holy Cross Primary School .


The Protea Library

The Otto Foundation partnered with the Kamvalethu Foundation to establish a new school library at Walmer Estate Primary School .