Arafat Gatabazi takes on the Big Bay challenge

Arafat Gatabazi, Breadline Africa“I’m heading out in the sea again soon, this time I will be swimming from Robben Island to Three Anchor Bay to raise funds for Breadline Africa. All funds raised will go towards providing a dedicated container classroom for Imizamo Yethu Educare Centre in Khayelitsha. Education is so important, especially for the kids growing up in this area who will so benefit from having a safe classroom to learn in. I so hope I can raise the funds through this swim as at the moment the shack they are in is cramped, leaking and cold. These kids are the future of South Africa and I have realised that if I cannot make a difference yet in my country, I will make a difference in the country where I came to seek refugee, after escaping the war in my country. Let’s all come together and support this cause To Donate, click here

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.