In 2006 due to lack of funds the Mukuni pre-school was at risk of closure and only 25 children attended due to having to pay for the teacher’s fees. The Butterfly Tree has built two fully-equipped classrooms, an outdoor play area and also funds the salaries of three teachers. Pre-schools do not receive government backing. The teachers make the school uniforms and use the profits to purchase supplies. Now there are 250 children attending three classes throughout the day.

Uniforms are made by Monde the Head TEacher at the pre-school


Pre-school pupils  – July 2013

A second classroom was added in 2011

Machenje Pre-School

Mukuni Pre-school