Shack to Chic

Shack schools are selected and transformed to create excellent learning environments to grow in.

The Solution

Excellent learning environments



Stimulating childhood in the playground


Impact since 2013

We have built 4 schools and 1 Resource Centre.

Here is the principal of one of our adopted schools, Little Stars, telling us about her journey with Starting Chance in partnership with HomeChoice Holdings.



A teacher shares her thoughts on the changes at her shack school.



This is the story of Blooming Stars principal, Philiswa, and her shack to chic transformation. It has been told by Ali Corbett, founder of Starting Chance.

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Sakhuluntu Grade-R Ready for 2019

For Principal Marjorie running her educare is her contribution to building the rainbow nation.   An entrepreneur at heart, Marjorie used her own funds to build a shack extension which she intended to use for a Grade-R classroom. The introduction of increasingly...

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Celebrating Excellence in Early Childhood Education

Educares supported by Starting Chance win top Provincial awards in early childhood education! In 2017, teachers from two Mfuleni educares supported by Starting Chance won top awards for excellence in early childhood education. Nozipho (right) of Blooming Stars Educare...

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