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Under Four Trees

A film by Suzanne Cross & John Simpson

Under Four Trees is a film that captures the story of how Mrs. Zikhali started the Nkomo Primary School under four trees – one for each of the three grades and the fourth as her office; and how, overcoming numerous obstacles, she has built a school that is today a place of support and learning for over 900 students.

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The Filmmakers have visited Nkomo Primary School ten times since 2002 and have seen first-hand how it has positively changed the lives of the local children and the community.


They’ve documented this amazing story showing how with hope, vision and dedication Mrs. Zikhali has led the School to its prominence in the community.


There remain many ongoing challenges and obstacles to overcome, but Nkomo Primary School is today an educational model for South Africa.

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The Trailer

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