On Thursday, 26 May 2022, the children and teachers at Khanyisa Educare in Ikwezi Park, Khayelitsha, Western Cape were delighted to receive a converted 2 x 6m container classroom – their second infrastructure unit from Breadline Africa.
The pre-school provides 60 children from the surrounding community with a place to grow and learn. In 2021, Breadline Africa and Capfin provided the pre-school with a much-needed 6m kitchen and toilet container, allowing the pre-school to prepare meals in a safe kitchen and practise improved hygiene with three toilet cubicles for the children.
The pre-school was operating from a cramped and unsafe classroom structure that did not meet government’s health and safety requirements. With 60 children of varying ages all packed in one space, it was extremely difficult for the centre to deliver the desired level of care and education to each child. It had also hindered Khanyisa’s application process to register with government for the daily child subsidy grant – registration would only become a possibility if the infrastructure was upgraded.
Amid much celebration, the Breadline Africa team handed over the keys to the new classroom on Thursday 26 May – bringing the school one step closer to registration. It has allowed the pre-school to split the children into groups and provide age-appropriate learning in a safe space.
The principal, Nobongile Scott, thanked Breadline Africa’s donors and Capfin for providing the classroom and she explained how exciting it was that the pre-school now had a new, warm and safe building in which to teach the children. The morning was filled with singing and laughter as the children enjoyed the novelty of the new structure.
We wish the children and teachers of Khanyisa Educare all the best for the future!