Umsilinga Primary School is situated in a poverty ridden informal settlement and caters for 1100 learners.  Parents are labourers, domestic workers and the unemployed.  Many learners are from child headed families or with foster parents.  The meal provided for majority is the only meal of the day.  The school has no electricity or running water.  Sanitation is poor in the portable toilets.  Teaching and learning is in prefab structures but teachers and learners try hard and also do well in soccer and cross country.  The school has very limited resources.