Situated in Hluhluwe, Kwa Zulu-Natal, Advent Hope School was founded by an inspirational lady called Thandi Masuku. Many pupils are orphans, from broken homes, abused or have been taken into care. HIV is prevalent in the area and a significant number of the children are affected.
The Advent is not a Government run school and relies on donations from the local community and from some parents who can afford to pay a small fee. Much of the monthly costs come from donors and organisations. Today, Thandi oversees the education of 800+ children ranging from 5 to 14 years of age. The school also provides a refuge house for a number orphaned pupils, as well as infant crèche classes.