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Breadline Africa constantly seeks the support of like-minded companies and organisations willing to invest in a container solution. This container may be placed in a location of your choice. Click here to see which corporates have supported Breadline Africa. If you have site that you would particularly like to support, please contact Breadline Africa’s director, Marion Wagner – director@breadlineafrica.org.za.

Sponsoring either an Early Childhood Development Centre (ECD) / nursery school or a library, can provide excellent branding opportunities given the location (many containers are visible from main roads) and the number of beneficiaries. Breadline Africa is also happy to work together with you to create and implement a digital PR campaign.

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GAUTENG

 

Masingita Children’s Ministry

Location:Vischkuil, Gauteng
Project Detail:This well organised centre has been operating for 10 years. They are open 5 days a week from 06h00 to 17h30. The parents of children are seasonal farm workers who can rarely afford the R100 per month school fees
Beneficiaries:55 children, ranging from three months to five years old.
Challenge:The centre is in a poor condition leaving the children exposed to the elements with little relief during the hot summers and cold winters. The fire department has declared the kitchen unsafe.
Request:A toilet block, classrooms and a kitchen facility. These are modular and therefore the option exists to sponsor one or more.

 

Lusemanzi Educare Centre 

Location:Orange Farm, Gauteng
Project Detail:The centre has been operating since 1997 and is open from 07h00 to 16h30, five days a week. Even though children are in shacks, the classrooms are well organised and structured. The caregivers are devoted to the children and the learning environment is stimulating.
Beneficiaries:45 children, ranging from six months to six years.
Challenge:The centre is not currently able to register with the Department of Social Development as the infrastructure is inadequate and considered unsafe.
Request: A large classroom.

Kebaratile Child Care Centre

Location:Tsakane, Gauteng
Project Detail:The centre was established in 2013, and accommodates 54 children and three teachers, with a further 36 children on a waiting list.
Beneficiaries:54 children under the age of seven.
Challenge:Due to insufficient space, the 36 children on the waiting list are unable to be accommodated at the centre and there are few alternatives in this community. Like many centres of this nature, it is a fee-paying facility, but due to the high unemployment rate in the area, very few parents are able to pay for the services offered.
Request:A large prefabricated unit that can be subdivided into two classrooms.

Makgatho Primary School

Location:Saulsville, Gauteng
Beneficiaries:1,035 children
Challenge:The school was established in 1960. It is a no fee paying school and caters for children from Grade 1 to Grade 7. The school has been supported by Room to Read since 2014 however, with an increase in enrolment numbers, they have lost their dedicated library space. This has seriously impacted on the children’s access to library resources as well as space for one-on-one literacy support. The current principal, Mr J.M Tsharane, is a strong advocate for mother-tongue literacy development and introduced Sepedi teaching for Foundation Phase children, in 2008. English is the primary teaching language from Grade 4, although the school offers Sepedi and Isizulu as an additional (home language) subject.
Request:A container or prefabricated library, with a starter pack of books.

 


Iphuteng Primary School

Location:Alexandra Township, Gauteng
Beneficiaries:1,475 children
Challenge:The school was established in 1923 within the Lutheran Church, by Rev Loboa and is currently under the leadership of Mr Thobenjane. On average, there are 50 children in each class. The help2read literacy tutor programme started at Iphuteng Primary School in 2014 with five tutors helping 16 children each, in a very tiny storeroom. A library would significantly enhance the school’s literacy intervention.
Request:A container or prefabricated library, with a starter pack of books.

Ekukhanyisweni Primary School

Location:Alexandra Township, Gauteng
Beneficiaries:1,200 children
Challenge:The school was established in 1980 and has the reputation of being one of the best performing primary schools in Alexandra. In 2005 the school was demolished and replaced with a new brick structure. However, the current school enrolment of 1,200 exceeds capacity and classes typically have more than 50 children. The school has no dedicated library space and would benefit from having a facility from which to run the help2read literacy tutor programme.
Request:A container or prefabricated library, with a starter pack of books.

LIMPOPO

Malesedi Kids Palace

Location:Solomondale Village
Project Detail:Jeridah Pilusa started this centre by looking after six children while their parents searched for work. She now cares for 36 children and has three other teachers supporting.
Beneficiaries:36 children, two to five years old
Challenge:Funds for a building dried up after half way through the building process, leaving the centre unable to receive funding due to unsafe infrastructure.
Request:A full ECD Centre, comprising an adequate classroom, toilet and kitchen facilities. These are modular and therefore the option exists to sponsor one or more.

Rixaladza Crèche

Location:Bambeni Village
Project Detail:Founded by Christina Mlanga in 2007, children receive one meal a day from a community member but the school does not qualify for funding. 80% of the children’s parents are unemployed.
Beneficiaries:52 children, ages one to four
Challenge:The crèche teaches children in Tsonga, their mother tongue, under a tree which serves as their classroom.
Request:A full ECD Centre, comprising an adequate classroom, toilet and kitchen facilities. These are modular and therefore the option exists to sponsor one or more.

Tsosanang Drop-In Centre

Location:Mookgo Village
Project Detail:Started in 2005, the centre provides orphaned and vulnerable children with two meals a day, assists with homework and life skills training, and organizes sports activities, music, and cultural dancing. Each child has a portfolio that keeps track of their progress.
Beneficiaries:216 children
Challenge:They have no kitchen, all meals are prepared outside.
Request:12m kitchen/dining container

Tiitsane Primary School

Location:Ga Masemola, Diafora, Limpopo, approximately 90 kilometres from Polokwane
Beneficiaries:270 children from the school, and more than 2,000 other children in the surrounding community
Challenge:The principal has big plans for the future of this quintile 1 school. The school premises are in good condition but lacks a dedicated library structure, which the other five schools nearby could benefit from. This includes a high school, a new primary school and early childhood development centres. She would therefore like to establish a community library on the school premises, which will be accessible to all these children.
Request:A container or prefabricated library, with a starter pack of books.


WESTERN CAPE

New Born Educare Centre

Location:Lower Crossroads
Project Detail:Centre, started in 2009, currently operating out of wooden and zinc classrooms and is in the process of obtaining water and a sewage system on the site.
Beneficiaries:103 children between the ages of 6 months and 6 years
Challenge:lacks sufficient funds and cannot become registered due to the infrastructure.
Request:Toilet and classrooms

Faith Welfare Organisation

Location:Belhar
Project Detail:A community organisation, started in 1999, that operates under a tent that the church received 4 years ago.
Beneficiaries:115 children with ages ranging from two to eighteen
Challenge:Children are fed by community members who make food from their homes.
Request:Kitchen and toilet containers

Love and Faith Day Care Project

Location:Lower Crossroads

Project Detail:Founded in 2009, the centre feeds children, holds an aftercare program, and tries to ensure a safe and secure environment.
Beneficiaries:59 children between nine months and six years old
Challenge:Currently operates out of a zinc and wooden structure that does not qualify for ECD registration.
Request:A full ECD Centre, comprising an adequate classroom, toilet and kitchen facilities. These are modular and therefore the option exists to sponsor one or more.

Imizamo Yethu Educare Centre

Location:Site B Informal Settlement, Khayelitsha, Cape Town
Project Detail: Imizamo Yethu Educare Centre was established by Florence Gqoboko in 2013. The Centre operates five days a week (including public school holidays) from 07h00 to 17h00. The centre has three ECD practitioners, all of whom are currently enrolled in the ECD Practitioner Training Course at the False Bay College. They are also currently being supported on site, by the Unlimited Child, to deliver a stimulating early learning programme to children.
Beneficiaries:45 children, age five months to five years
Challenge:The Centre operates from a shack that is structurally unsafe and is not waterproof. All age groups are accommodated in this single structure.
Request:The Centre has requested a dedicated classroom for its older (pre-Grade R) children.

Born Again Educare Centre

Location: Kuyasa, Khayelitsha, Cape Town
Project Detail:Nomonde Dingani, the principal, established Born Again Educare Centre in 2010. The Centre operates daily from 06h00 to 17h00, although a number of children are cared for until 19h00 to cater for parents who work late. Nomonde employs two caregivers. The Unlimited Child works with staff at the site to ensure that children have access to a stimulating early learning environment.
Beneficiaries:46 children, age three months to six years.
Challenge:Current facilities at this site are highly unsuitable; the existing structure is unstable and has insufficient ventilation for the number of children who are cared for. High unemployment rates in the community means that many parents cannot afford to pay the monthly fee, making it unlikely that this Educare centre will ever be able to upgrade its facilities without donor assistance/support.
Request:A full ECD centre, comprising adequate classroom, toilet and kitchen facilities.

Little Acorns Educare Centre

Location:Kuyasa, Khayelitsha, Cape Town
Project Detail:The founder and principal, Zoleka Sigwele, established this Little Acorns Educare Centre in 2011. The Centre operates five days a week, from 06h00 to 17h00. Zoleka employs three caregivers, all of whom have basic ECD practitioner training. The Unlimited Child works on site to support staff to create a stimulating early learning environment.
Beneficiaries:42 children, age birth to six years.
Challenge:Current facilities on this site are constructed of corrugated iron and are not structurally sound, creating a safety risk for children. The corrugated classroom is too hot in summer and during the rainy season, the roof leaks.
Request:A full ECD centre, consisting of an adequate classroom, toilet and kitchen facilities. These are modular and therefore the option exists to sponsor one or more.

Khomanani Educare Centre

Location:Harare, Khayelitsha, Cape Town
Project Detail:Mrs Nokuthula Appie started Khomanani Educare Centre in 2007. The Centre operates daily from 06h00 to 18h00, and also during government and school holidays. Nokuthula charges a minimal fee of R150 per month per child, but does not turn away children whose parents cannot afford to pay this fee. On Saturdays, Nokuthula also runs a soup kitchen for unemployed parents. She conducts monthly parenting workshops to ensure parents are also educated and updated on proper care of the children.
Beneficiaries:89 children, age birth to six years.
Challenge:Khomanani offers a structured daily activity programme for its children. The current wood-and-iron facility is highly unsuitable for the large number of children who attend this well-run Centre.
Request:A full ECD Centre, comprising an adequate classroom, toilet and kitchen facilities. These are modular and therefore the option exists to sponsor one or more.

St Joseph’s Home RC Primary School

Location:Cape Town, Western Cape
Project Detail:St Joseph’s Home is a school for chronically ill children and children with special educational needs. The school itself is located on church-owned property and enrolls children from Grade R to Grade 7.
Beneficiaries:176 children from nearby disadvantaged English and Afrikaans speaking communities.
Challenge:The school was built to accommodate 80 children, but with more than double that number, there is an obvious shortage of classrooms. Currently, Grades 4 and 5 are taught in one combined classroom. The school has approached the Western Cape Department of Education to invest in infrastructure, but because the property does not belong to the Public Works Department, they are not willing to invest. The school has approached several organisations for support, including Breadline Africa.
Request:A 12-metre container classroom, so that the two classes may be taught independently.

Mbekweni Primary School

Location:Mbekweni, Paarl, Western Cape
Beneficiaries:1,180 children
Challenge:The school has been an enthusiastic participant in the help2read literacy programme for the past five years. There is a group of nine literacy tutors at this school, who receive a monthly stipend for assisting approximately 12 children each. Xhosa is the primary medium of tuition and the principal is incredibly supportive of the programme.
Request:A container or prefabricated library, with a starter pack of books.

Rosmead Central Primary School

Location:Kenilworth, Cape Town, Western Cape
Beneficiaries:672 children, Grades R to 7
Challenge:Rosmead Central Primary School has been on the help2read programme since 2007. Most of the children are drawn from disadvantaged areas and are transported daily to the school. Literacy teaching takes place in a thin, small room shared with the LSEN teacher (but on different days), a section of the corridor (partitioned off) and a container – none of which suffice as a library space. The Principal and staff support the help2read programme and the five volunteers are very committed to their sessions.
Request:A container or prefabricated library, with a starter pack of books.

Rietenbosch Primary School

Location:Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Beneficiaries:933 children
Challenge:This Afrikaans-medium school places considerable emphasis on literacy development and is also very proactive in providing opportunities for children to access English language resources. Help2read’s presence at the school since 2009 has seen the children on the programme take to reading – in both languages - in a way that would otherwise not have been possible. The programme has also attracted enthusiastic and resourceful volunteers who have been of great value to help2read, and the school.
Request:A container or prefabricated library, with a starter pack of books.


EASTERN CAPE

 

Lingelethu Child Care Centre

Location: Middledrift
Project Detail: Nursery school started in 2007 by a group of community members concerned about children in the village.
Beneficiaries: 35 children
Challenge: The Centre operates in an old, rundown community hall with cracked walls and holes, making the environment unsafe for the children.
Request: A full ECD Centre, comprising an adequate classroom, toilet and kitchen facilities. These are modular and therefore the option exists to sponsor one or more.


MPUMALANGA

 

Matsavane Primary School

Location:Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga
Beneficiaries:580 children, Grades 1 to 7
Challenge:Matsavane Primary is a quintile 1 government school, with a Room to Read fieldworker on site every day, but they are critically short of space and the existing Room to Read library is squeezed into a classroom. The space situation is so dire that the library continues to be used as a classroom, limiting access to books.
Request:A container or prefabricated library, with a starter pack of books.