Arafat Gatabazi takes on the Big Bay challenge to raise funds for a container at Imizamo Yethu ECD

We are so proud of Arafat Gatabazi, who made a heroic attempt to swim from Robben Island to Big Bay in Cape Town. Although he was not able to complete the crossing due to the low water temperature and threat of hypothermia, he had completed more than half of the course when the cold forced him to give up the attempt. He has raised more than 55% of the £2000 target set for the provision of a classroom for the children of Imizamo Yethu Educare Centre. It’s not too late for you to help, by clicking here and helping Arafat reach his target and make the dream of a new classroom for the children a reality.


Opening Imagination

Opening Imagination: Mnyaka Angalakha (6) knows that readers are leaders and she can’t wait to share this with her classmates. Even if Mtikitiki Nalo finds her a bit funny, she knows that one day she will be a librarian and she will inspire a whole new generation to love books as much as she does!

Opening Imagination: Mtikitiki Nalo (6) is a HUGE fan of Bob the Builder and you will find him hard at ‘work’ most days at Ubukhobakhe Daycare and Aftercare Centre, pottering around the playground, looking for things to ‘fix’. We believe that with the support of people just like you and I, Mtikitiki can become a real Bob the Builder and build South Africa’s economy – and skyscrapers!

Opening Imagination

Chelsea is in grade 4 and attends Silverlea Primary School in Athlone, Cape Town. Thanks to Breadline Africa, her school now has a converted shipping container kitchen that provides daily nutritious meals for 300 children. As far as Chelsea is concerned, this is the best gift ever, because she wants to be a chef when she grows up!

Breadline Africa Kitchen

Our Little Teacher is five year old Elam Giyo, who attends Ukwanda Early Childhood Development Centre in Khayelitsha. She dreams of becoming a teacher when she is big – and with your help, we are laying the foundation that will make her dream come true! Today she is ‘teaching’ Ayaka Mtsotso (5), Sivuyise Bopi (6) and Awongile Mahlasela (5). Elam knows how important literacy is, and she is ensuring that her school friends love to read!

Breadline Africa Pre-school