Women who work and care for children at the Sibongile Day & Night Care Centre in Khayelitsha were all smiles when the founder of the centre spoiled them on Women’s Day (Thursday 9 August).Nomasango Xabanisa founded the centre in 2005. The facility takes care of children with cerebral palsy (CP). The centre has a school in Phakamisa and a Home in Ilitha Park. It has a total of 51 children with CP and 31 employees looking after the children day and night. Xabanisa started the centre after her daughter, Sibongile, was diagnosed with CP. She said she realised there was no organisation that took care of these “special children”, and after receiving training at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital she registered the centre as a non-profit organisation (NPO) and they are getting funds from the provincial department of social development.Xabanisa said each year in December they say thank you to the women who work at the centre but this year they decided to thank them during Women’s Month and it is something they are looking at doing every year.Xabanisa said it was fitting that the women were entertained and thanked for their dedication and hard work on this day.She said they also gave them small presents and certificates of appreciation.“The women look after 51 children at the home and at schoo. They are doing a very good job,” she said. She said the centre does not only provide care for children, but also create job opportunities.One of the workers Xolelwa Ntlabathi said she felt very important as their hard work was appreciated. “I saw how important I am to the organisation and I will continue giving it my all,” added Ntlabathi.