Who We Are

The Heaven-on-Earth Project was launched as a reading program in 2010. Back then there were 15 children who received support to improve their basic reading skills. The project has since grown to where 1250 children currently benefit! The core direction to which this project grew is school readiness for grade RR and grade R and individual assistance in small groups for grade 1 learners.
The project developed an exciting remedial intervention program and accompanying workbooks to put these young learners in the starting blocks for successful school careers! The program does not intend to replace any existing curriculum – it is of specific remedial nature and can be slotted into a weekly two-hour timeslot, irrespective of which curriculum is being followed. This is combined with training given to the trainers where needed and a process of quality control.
The project has been successfully implemented in 13 schools and preschools in the Helderberg basin, Grabouw and Stellenbosch and is constantly expanding.

Teachers from School Communities

The project not only aims to uplift the children of the communities, but also impact society through employment creation. A number of adults are given the opportunity to pursue their dreams, train and earn a livelihood for themselves and their families.
The program also supports these staff members to further their studies. The woman added tremendous value to the program over the past 7 years. As they live in the communities and among the learners, they know each learner’s circumstances. They understand when a father is in prison or a mother abuses alcohol and what the influence of gangsters and drugs are on the youngsters. They realise that by providing a safe, friendly learning environment and by giving the love and support often lacking at home, they assist in making the learning process much easier for the learners.

Meet Our Team

Campher Serfontein
Founder, General Manager and Financial Manager

Sunette Erasmus
Operational Manager

Sophia Jansen
Staff Manager

Maria Koen
Quality Co-ordinater, Grabouw Area

Ilse October
Learning Supporter, Dr G.J. Joubert Primary School

Kaylah Janeke
Learning Supporter, Dr G.J. Joubert Primary School

Guida Kok
Learning Supporter, Firgrove Primary School

Celesté Hendricks
Learning Supporter, Firgrove Primary School

Venesa Lennitch
Learning Supporter, Firgrove Primary School

Mericia van Wyk
Learning Supporter, Sir Lowry’s Pass Primary School

Margret Schoeman
Grade RR Educator, Sir Lowry’s Pass Primary School

Jacquoline Wanza
Learning Supporter, St Paul’s Primary School

Robin Bagus
Learning Supporter, Sir Lowry’s Pass Primary School