Bokamoso Creche and Pre-School

Klipgat
Gauteng

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2 x 30m²  prefabricated classrooms

Date Launched

27 February 2023

Location

Klipgat,

Gauteng

No of children

84 children

Year started

2018

Impact achieved

• As is the case with so many pre-schools that Breadline Africa is privileged to work with, the establishment of Bokamoso Crèche and Pre-school came about after founder, Therese, began feeding the children in Klipgat every month, funding her efforts with her meagre pension. Her daughter, Rahab, began helping her mother – creating a formidable team. It was soon apparent that feeding the children was not enough, and it was up to this spirited duo to create a pre-school. They acquired some derelict buildings on a piece of land and slowly began building up a home-from-home for the children within the community and in no time at all, had enrolled 84 children.

• Thanks to the generosity of MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet and Breadline Africa’s individual donors, the school received two prefabricated classrooms, allowing principal, Rahab Kgaabi to separate two age groups that had been taught in one classroom. The new classrooms also allow the school to accommodate more children, bringing their new enrolment numbers to 120.

• Principal Rahab thanked the school’s education partners: “We all know that knowledge is power and I would like to thank both GROW and New School of Hope for equipping us with more knowledge. Bokamoso is standing and shining today because of you. We have increased to over 120 children and now we have a safe space for all of them, thanks to Breadline Africa’s donors.”

• Lyndsey Petro, Head of Partnerships for GROW Educare said: “Today is a great example of partnership in practice. We play to our strengths and we learn from one another. For example, MySchool shows us that no contribution or action is too small. And small contributions add up to a lot. But it’s important to recognise that it is Principal Rahab and her staff who are the most important partners. Funding, infrastructure and learning materials are great, but they are nothing without you. You can have all the best ingredients, but you still need the right baker to turn these into a good cake!”

• Caroline Tinsley, Breadline Africa’s Partnerships Manager added her congratulations and emphasised the importance of early childhood development.

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