Rainbow Centre opens new wings

2015-04-30 17:19
The two new wings at the Rainbow Day Care Centre in Kruisfontein were officially opened last week Monday.

The two new wings at the Rainbow Day Care Centre in Kruisfontein were officially opened last week Monday. Photo: MONIQUE BASSON

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AFTER years of careful planning and endless fundraising efforts, the Rainbow Day Care Centre in Kruisfontein, Humansdorp boast two new wings - vastly improving the learning facilities at the centre.

The new wings were officially opened last week Monday. The centre is headed under the Victory4All Projects and is home to 104 learners with special needs, such as physical and mental disabilities or learning difficulties.

The centre now boasts six new classrooms, ablution facilities, a new headmaster’s office and a computer room. This enables the school to accommodate an additional 60 to 75 learners instead of a maximum of 60 learners before.

The centre is also home to the Rainbow Angles, under the guidance of Eva Steen and Juliana Lejander. The Rainbow Angles is a safe haven for six children with cerebral palsy.

Principal Rosa Nel, says: “All the glory to God for the completion of this project and for providing us daily with the necessary funds to run this centre, as we do not receive any government subsidy or financial help.”

According to Nel, the centre strives to give every learner a sense of self-worth.

“We want to empower them to earn an income in the future and contribute positively to the community. Each one of them is worthy and has a precious role to fulfil in society, even though they have a difficult road ahead of them.”

The school curriculum includes arts and crafts, woodwork, needlework, art, drama, edible gardening and cooking. They also focus on the basic foundation of mathematics, language and life orientation.

“We want to thank all the volunteers and community members for their involvement in assisting with swimming lessons and massaging of the physical disabled, as well as music therapy. A big thank you goes out to Woodlands Dairy and Elmo’s Furniture for providing employment opportunities to some of our 18-year-old learners.

“It is heart-warming to see that there are still people that reach out and care.”

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