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 – firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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Projects that need your support
Lingelethu Child Care Centre, Middledrift
|Situation:||Nursery school started in 2007 by a group of community members concerned about children in the village. Operates in an old, rundown community hall with cracked walls and holes, making the environment unsafe for the children.|
|Required:||Classrooms, toilets and a kitchen|
Mzamomhle Educare Centre, Frankfort, Amathole
Mzamomhle started in 2012 in Khayelitsha and has two teachers. Parents cannot afford to pay fees, as they are unemployed. The children are fed but the cook has to prepare food at her home and carry it in.
|Beneficiaries:||33 children between one and five years|
|Land:||Have their own demarcated plot of land|
Driefontein Thuthukani Sizwe Project, Ladysmith
|Situation:||Since 2014, the crèche has been operating out of a community hall that has no toilets or electricity. All of the cooking is done on a paraffin stove and many parents cannot afford the fees.|
|Required:||Toilets. The crèche also identified a need for educational material/toys, an outside play park, and mattresses for the children.|
|Beneficiaries:||65 children under the age of five|
Masingita Children’s Ministry, Vischkuil
|Situation:||This well organised centre has been operating for 10 years. They are open 5 days a week from 6 am until 5:30 pm. The children come from surrounding seasonal farm workers whom cannot always afford the R100 a month school fee due to limited work each year. The condition of this centre is extremely poor. The classrooms at the centre can become very cold due to the corrugated iron having holes in it and leaking. One classroom has widows with no glass in it. The kitchen is considered a fire hazard by the fire and safety department.|
|Required:||Toilet block, classrooms, kitchen and a sick bay/office|
|Beneficiaries:||55 children ranging from 0 to 5 years old|
Lusemanzi ECD, Orange Farm
The centre has been operating since 1997. They are open from 7 am until 4:30 pm, 5 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. The centre is not currently able to register with DSD due to the infrastructure being very poor and unsafe.
|Required:||Classrooms and a sick bay/office|
|Beneficiaries:||45 children ranging from 6 months to 6 years|
Kebaratile Child Care, Tsakane Township
|Situation:||The centre, south of Johannesburg, started in 2013. It has three teachers but there are many children on the waiting list due to insufficient space. Very few parents can afford to pay the fees.|
|Beneficiaries:||54 children and 36 on a waiting list|
|Land:||Designated site is available|
Malesedi Kids Palace, Solomondale Village
|Situation:||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. Funds for a building dried up after half way through the building process, leaving the centre unable to receive funding due to unsafe infrastructure.|
|Required:||Full ECD centre|
|Beneficiaries:||36 children, two to five years old|
Okani Vutivi Early Learning Centre, Giyani
|Situation:||Founded in 2012, the centre cares for young children during the day and children of all ages in aftercare. Run by a proactive group of people but is currently not receiving any funding.|
|Beneficiaries:||55 children and 33 youth in aftercare|
|Land:||Available on site. Centre has a large and profitable vegetable garden which brings in additional income.|
Rixaladza Crèche, Bambeni Village
|Situation:||Founded by Christina Mlanga in 2007, the crèche teaches children in Tsonga, their mother tongue, under a tree which serves as their classroom. 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.|
|Required:||Full ECD centre|
|Beneficiaries:||52 children, ages one to four|
|Land:||Available on site|
Tsosanang Drop-In Centre, Mookgo Village
|Situation:||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.|
|Required:||12m kitchen/dining container|
|Land:||Vegetable garden provides fresh vegetables|
Abaphumeleli Home of Safety, Khayelitsha
|Situation:||An orphanage, founded in 2003, with insufficient space for children and materials. The home has cramped living areas with many children sharing beds.|
|Required:||Aftercare facility, toilet and office/storage space (3 containers), preferably with a roof to add space.|
|Beneficiaries:||39 children between the ages of six and eighteen|
Faith Welfare Organisation, Belhar
|Situation:||A community organisation, started in 1999, that operates under a tent that the church received 4 years ago. Children are fed by community members who make food from their homes.|
|Required:||Kitchen and toilet containers|
|Beneficiaries:||115 children with ages ranging from two to eighteen|
|Land:||Available on existing premises. Ground/preparation work is needed|
Ikamva Peace Makers, Samora Machel
|Situation:||Organisation provides community youth with life skills programmes, sports tournaments, and safety patrols in order to combat violence and gang activity. Feeds children but lacks facilities.|
|Beneficiaries:||Approximately 300 children (five to thirteen years) and 200 youth (fourteen to twenty years)|
|Land:||Available on the Tsoga Centre premises – has permission letter. Has a veggie garden at Sophumelela School with seeds and garden equipment from the City of Cape Town.|
Love and Faith Day Care Project, Lower Crossroads
|Situation:||Founded in 2009, the centre feeds children, holds an aftercare program, and tries to ensure a safe and secure environment. Currently operates out of a zinc and wooden structure that does not qualify for ECD registration.|
|Beneficiaries:||59 children between nine months and six years old|
|Land:||Available with the removal of the current structure. The centre’s vegetable garden feeds into the ECD kitchen and community.|
New Born Educare Centre, Lower Crossroads
|Situation:||Centre, started in 2009, lacks sufficient funds and cannot become registered due to the infrastructure. Currently operating out of wooden and zinc classrooms and is in the process of obtaining water and a sewage system on the site.|
|Required:||Toilet and classrooms|
|Beneficiaries:||103 children between the ages of 6 months and 6 years|
|Land:||Available on the same ground – next to the wooden classroom. The vegetable garden had to be abandoned due to water costs.|
Sakhisizwe Educare Centre, Khayelitsha
|Situation:||ECD Centre established in 2014. Currently running out of the private home of the owner but the space is not sufficient for all of the children. There is a wendy house outside for Grade R learners but it has little ventilation. The kitchen has been moved around for safety reasons but there is little room for the children to play.|
|Required:||Classrooms, kitchen, and toilet|
|Beneficiaries:||60 children up to the age of six|
|Land:||Available on site|
Silverlea Primary School, Athlone
|Situation:||Silverlea Primary School is a product of this rich history. many Learners coming from impoverished communities where family members struggle to provide nutritious meals at home, the only opportunity where one nutritious meal a day is provided for the learners, is at school.|
|Land:||Available and relatively level|
Schools that need your support in providing Libraries
The Salesian Institute Youth Projects – Green Point, Western Cape
The Salesian Institute Youth Projects (S.I.Y.P.), Green Point, Cape Town, Western Cape reach out to society’s most marginalised children and youth from impoverished communities. Education and skills training are the priority areas, with projects helping youth to reintegrate back into society.
The Salesians Learn to Live School of Skills provides skills training and basic education to youth at risk who, due to socio-economic circumstances, cannot cope in mainstream schooling. The school currently has a total of 220 learners functioning at various academic and skills levels. Learn to Live caters for children and youth aged 14 to 19 years.
The new outdoor container library space would allow teachers the opportunity to take students to the actual library and engage with the books in that space. It would help foster an excitement and interest in reading, being able to participate and interact by selecting books, starting reading groups and establish the beginnings of a lifelong-learning made possible with access to a good library.
Tiitsăne Primary School – Makhuduthamaga, Limpopo
Tiitsăne Primary School, in Makhuduthamaga, Limpopo is approximately 90kms from Polokwane. The principal has big plans for the future of the school. The school premises are in good condition but they lack 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. Tiitsăne Primary is a quintile 1 school catering for 270 learners.
Mbekweni Primary School – Paarl, Western Cape
Mbekweni Primary School is located in the Mbekweni township in Paarl, Western Cape. It has 1,180 learners and 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 learners each. Xhosa is the primary medium of tuition and the principal is incredibly supportive of the programme.
Rosmead Central Primary School– Kenilworth, Western Cape
Rosmead Central Primary School is situated in Kenilworth, Cape Town, Western Cape and has been on the help2read programme since 2007. Most of the 680 learners are drawn from disadvantaged areas and are transported daily to the school. Literacy teaching takes place in thin a 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.
Rietenbosch Primary School – Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Rietenbosch Primary School in Stellenbosch, Western Cape is an Afrikaans medium school with 933 learners. The school places considerable emphasis on literacy development and is also very proactive in providing opportunities for learners to access English language resources. Help2read’s presence at the school since 2009 has seen the children on the programme blossom and take to reading – in both languages – in a way that they otherwise would never have. The programme has also attracted enthusiastic and resourceful volunteers who have been of great value to help2read, and the school at large.
Iphuteng Primary School – Alexandra, Gauteng
Iphuteng Primary School in Alexandra Township in Gauteng, was established in 1923 within the Lutheran Church, by Rev Loboa. It is currently under the leadership of Mr Thobenjane and has an enrolment of 1475 learners. On average, there are 50 learners in each class. The help2read literacy tutor programme started at Iphuteng Primary School in 2014 with 5 tutors helping 16 learners each, in a very tiny storeroom. A library would significantly enhance the school’s literacy intervention.
Ekukhanyisweni Primary School – Alexandra, Gauteng
Ekukhanyisweni Primary School in Alexandra Township in Gauteng, 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 1200 exceeds capacity and classes typically have more than 50 learners. The school has no dedicated library space and would benefit from having a facility from which to run the help2read literacy tutor programme.