Preschool in dire straits

2008-07-17 00:00

THERE’S no doubting Val Anderson’s determination to help people in need. But on the day in June when I visit her at the Nkosinathi Crèche and Day Care Centre which she manages against the odds in the small town of Cramond, she’s showing visible signs of strain.

Anderson says she often dips into her personal funds or borrows food to keep the crèche’s 45 children fed and hasn’t been able to pay her teachers their last month’s salary. Anderson frequently relies on volunteers to help with the younger children. Funding from the Department of Social Welfare and Development, which pays R12 a day per child, is often several months’ late. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.