Centre grateful for hamper

2017-04-19 06:02
With the hamper of toys donated to the Phuthenang day care ­centre by Kumba Iron Ore are, from the left, Annalise Lourence (Kolomela Mine employee), Phillistars Ngesi (specialist: social and economic development), Tornado Franse (practitioner at the centre), little Tshwaro Thuntsi, Lodewyk Coetzee (committee member) and Sanna Franse (technical manager).Photo: Supplied

With the hamper of toys donated to the Phuthenang day care ­centre by Kumba Iron Ore are, from the left, Annalise Lourence (Kolomela Mine employee), Phillistars Ngesi (specialist: social and economic development), Tornado Franse (practitioner at the centre), little Tshwaro Thuntsi, Lodewyk Coetzee (committee member) and Sanna Franse (technical manager).Photo: Supplied

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Smiles of gratitude were exchanged by the staff of the Phuthenang day care centre, a non-profit organisation in Daniëlskuil, when they got surprise gifts of toys and learning material for their children.

They were humbly grateful when they learned that the hamper had been compiled by the employees and contractors of the Kolomela Mine through their employee volunteerism programme.

The Phuthenang centre has reportedly been in operation since 2010, and has three practitioners and up to 35 children in its care, including babies.

All the children come from within the Daniëlskuil and Marateng areas and, due to poor living conditions, the income received from parents are used to purchase food and other necessities for the children.

Kumba Iron Ore, a business unit of Anglo American, prides itself in knowing that working together to create a positive impact in the communities where it operates, is important.

Through a statement from Ghrethna Kruger, the mining company highlights that a key focus development area for the Kolomela Mine is the youth, specifically education and training.

“Based on the day care centre’s needs and the focus development area, the hamper was provided to assist them going forward,” stated Kruger.

Sanna Franse, one of the practitioners at the centre, expressed the staff’s gratitude.

“Our objective for the day care centre is to establish a safe and healthy learning environment for the children,” said Franse.

“We have children ranging from newborn to three years old in our care.

“This hamper will help us to achieve so much more.

“Thank you to the employees and contractors for making this donation.”

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