Our facility is situated on the grounds of the VUSISISWE SECONDARY SCHOOL in Zweletemba. The school allows us to use a large piece of their property rent free and for this we are extremely grateful.

Or facility consists of:

  • Two small shipping containers which serve two kitchens feeding children in different areas of Zweletemba.
  • Two large double shipping containers serve as our two after care classrooms
  • One small shipping container which the older boys use as their clubhouse- chess, monopoly, darts, dominoes and homework.

We use the facility to:

  • Feed a hot meal to about 100 of these hungry, neglected and often abused children daily Monday to Friday.
    The meals are well balanced and delicious. 3 cooks work hard every day preparing the food.
  • Provide an after care facility which caters for between 80 and 130 of the above children, runs classes from Grade R to Grade 5.
    The project is well equipped with educational games, puzzles, story books –and 2 qualified and 2 student teachers look after and help the children. The local branch of Round Table has donated playground equipment which is also very popular.

 

We have two soccer teams and a very enthusiastic coach who recently won an award for his volunteer efforts as a soccer coach.

We also produce vegetables in our own vegetable garden during the summer months.

When funding allows, we take the children on outings- so they can experience something of life outside the township. Trips to the seaside, the aquarium – and the local fire station have proved very popular.

A handyman keeps the grounds and containers in good shape.

All our staff live in Zweletemba and all were previously unemployed.