Iphepha for Pupils is an independent, registered non-profit organization that operates without government funding.  It is entirely dependent on donations, contributions and aid from local businesses, institutions, foundations and individuals.  Work is done by volunteers and all funds donated or generated go towards relieving the burden of worried and concerned parents and pupils


Iphepha, the Zulu word for paper, is the brainchild of well-known and respected Somerset West based psychologist Heloise Breytenbach-Uys. “Iphepha for Pupils started off as an idea to help domestic workers pay for their children’s stationery.”  Breytenbach-Uys says. “In one week, I was approached by three different ladies, who were very worried about their lack of funds to buy the necessary stationery for their children to start the new school year.  The 16-year old daughter of one of the mothers was sent home on the first day of school, because she did not have all the stationery on the list.”  It came under her attention that the dire need for essential stationery is critical in some communities. The current estimated projected budget for a learner’s stationery supplies is approximately R600 per annum. “Iphepha for Pupils wants to help parents in need, by providing stationery for school children.  We want to support pupils to focus on their work, by making sure they have the necessary stationery.”

Somerset West based psychologist and Founder of Iphepha for Pupils,

Heloise Breytenbach-Uys

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