Nghungunyani Secondary School is home to 714 learners–many from working class homes and others from informal settlements throughout Soweto. Nghungunyani is located in Tshiawelo, a section at the western end of the vast Soweto township. Eighty four percent of the school’s budget is allocated to the staff’s salaries, leaving 16 percent to fix broken windows, to buy textbooks, to fix damaged bathrooms and to make other structural repairs. Textbooks are outdated, science supplies are scarce, and classrooms lack heat during cold winter days. These setbacks and others make it difficult for the learners, the South African word for students, to receive a proper education.