Educare needs donations

2015-10-27 06:00
The pupils of Phandulwazi Educare are being taught in an informal dwelling on Vanguard Drive. Now an organisation is calling on donors for a drastic renovation of the crèche.

The pupils of Phandulwazi Educare are being taught in an informal dwelling on Vanguard Drive. Now an organisation is calling on donors for a drastic renovation of the crèche.

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You too can help in educating more than 30 children.

Phandulwazi Educare, situated on Vanguard Drive in the Siqalo informal settlement, caters to 35 pupils from the community.

But the crèche is in need of some tender loving care before it can be registered with the department.

Currently, there is no electricity, working sewage drains or running water at the building.

Sandra Solomon, owner of the educare, is a passionate educator who saw the need for the institution.

She lives in Khayelitsha and sometimes offers her time to the children, whether parents can afford to pay or not.

Now she desperately wants to be registered with the department. But to do this, they need a structurally sound building.

Chantelle Goliath, founder of New Heritage Foundation, says the educare was proposed as a charity project by the Gentle Heart Organisation, an NGO which has been working with Phandulwazi Educare for many years.

And so the R1 campaign was born.

For the R1 donations, the organisation has teamed up with Brights hardware stores in Boston, Blackheath and Stikland, where donation tins will be set up.

“We need R100 000 and will host numerous events to raise enough money. The new structure will cost R57 000 but this is just the shell. There will still be maintenance of it,” says Goliath.

The campaign starts Friday and Goliath says it will run until enough money has been raised.

“We also need companies to get on board,” she says.

For donations of more than R10 donors can deposit money directly into their bank account.

They also hope to install a proper toilet and sewage system. They are further in need of supplies such as children’s chairs and tables, toys, stationery, cups, plates, bowls, bed linen, blankets, pillows, mattresses, carpets, curtains, facecloths, towels, toiletries, books, clothing, shoes, paintbrushes and paint.

Any of these items can be donated.

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For more information on drop-off points for goods and banking details email newheritagefoundationsa@­gmail.com or call 073 525 7102.

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