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Vukukhanye

Region Chesterville
Date started

The aim of the Vukukhanye Educare Centre is to facilitate the provision of quality preschool education to children from Chesterville within the school catchment area. Vukukhanye believes strongly that quality early childhood education is critical to the development of individuals, and ultimately impacts on the socio-economic progress of communities and South Africa as a whole. Currently there are 42 children attending the Educare Centre.

 

Activities at the centre include:

  • Accredited Early Childhood Development training for all centre staff.
  • Bursary Project: support for children at all stages of education to afford school fees and to move on to tertiary education.
  • Children’s Foster Home: provides care for abandoned, abused, neglected, orphaned or homeless children, or any other child in need of immediate care; including those affected or infected by HIV and AIDS.
  • Community Care programme: care workers provide support for orphaned and vulnerable children in Chesterville, beyond the confines of the Educare Centre and Foster Home. They provide food parcels, infant formula, home-sits, health checks and screenings and other material support like sanitary pads, medication and support with accessing government social care grants.

 

Vukukhanye Care Workers receive positive feedback from families benefiting from nutritional and material support on a monthly basis.

Chonco family: expressed that they were “very happy to be receiving support through Vukukhanye’s Care Worker. The mother used to struggle with toiletries and sanitary pads for her two girls. Thank you to everybody involved in helping them. Her children are now happy to go to school even when they have their periods. Thank you.” (Care Worker)

 

Thabo’s family: His uncle is stress free when it comes to his sister’s child and he knows that Thabo is covered and the other children in the family benefit from the food which we are able to provide.” (Care Worker)