Joe Slovo, Milnerton
Joe Slovo is a township in Milnerton, about five minutes drive away from our guesthouse. Tourists usually do not visit this township, that’s why we have chosen to support this kindergarten.
Cynthia is in charge of this kindergarten for more than 11 years, looking after more than 50 children between the age of 1 and 6 years.
The kindergarten is located in 4 old containers, which became rusty and leaky, not really worth for proper sealing. There is no water and no toilets, all children are using one outside bucket-system toilet.
For more than a year we are 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 kitchen and bathrooms. This can still take some time, in this phase we try to get and save donations, only the extremely urgent repairs are done in the meantime.
Investing in education of children is the most important component to secure the future of the country. Only with a much better educational level poverty and its problems can be solved in the longer run…