Joe Slovo is a township in Milnerton, about five minutes drive away from our guesthouse. Tourists usually do not visit this township, so that’s the reason why we chose to support this kindergarten.
Cynthia has been in charge of this kindergarten for more than 11 years where she looks after more than 50 children between the age of 1 and 6 years old.
The kindergarten is located in 4 old containers, which have become rusty and leaky, making it not worth sealing. There is no water and no toilets, so all of the children have to use one outside bucket-system toilet.
For more than a year we have been negotiating with the municipality about a free piece of land in the township for the kindergarten, where we would like to erect a proper structure with a kitchen and bathrooms. This can still take some time, so we are trying to get and save donations for our plan. Only extremely urgent repairs are done in the meantime.
Investing in the education of children is the most important component to secure the future of South Africa. Only with improved education can the level of poverty and its problems be solved in the longer run…