The school was started in 1998 by Elsie Nsukwini & Crazentia Ngobese in Mduku, Kwa Zulu-Natal, to improve the lack of welfare for disabled children in their community.
In two small temporary buildings they provided a hostel, basic education, care & food for around 50 children with disabilities. At night, rooms were turned into sleeping areas with mattresses on the floor.
In 2007 with donations of land and a house from the Tribal Authority & the Thwala family, the school along with Africa Foundation applied for a government fund matching grant to build a centre for 300 special needs children. In 2010 work began on the new site and it was completed 2014.