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Kuhleke-Inathi-Mbalie Educare

Capricorn
Western Cape

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42m² prefabricated classroom and 18m² sub-divided kitchen and toilet

Date Launched

23 November 2023

Location

Capricorn,

Western Cape

No of children

34 children

Year started

2017

Principal Nosabatha Lukubeni started the pre-school in her own home with just one child and within five months, the number of children had grown to 10. The need in the community continued to grow and she now has 34 children, with many more wanting to join. All the children and teachers were using one dilapidated shack for the classroom and kitchen. There was only one small, unhygienic toilet. The structure was unsafe which meant that the pre-school was not eligible for the government subsidy.

Recognising the pressing need for change, Breadline Africa collaborated with partner True North, along with generous donors: Lactalis Steri Stars, Donhead Preparatory School, Daemon Solutions, Sasha Lee Taylor – Learn to Read Learn to Lead, Thyne Jacobs, Francois van Coke, Even Ground, Brown Forman and Stichting Mzamomhle / Wilde Ganzen. Together, they made it possible for Kuhleke-Inathi-Mbalie Educare to receive a brand-new centre.

The official handover ceremony took place on 23 November 2023, with Breadline Africa International board members, the ward councillor, the True North team and donors, Sasha Lee Taylor, Lactalis Steri Stars and Daemon Solutions in attendance. The new facility marks a significant improvement, providing a safe and conducive space for learning.

Expressing her gratitude, Nosabatha explained that everyone associated with Kuhleke-Inathi-Mbalie Educare is considered family – and she went on to tell the attendees about the profound impact of the transformation.

Sasha Lee Taylor, one of the key contributors, had visited the centre earlier in the year and expressed her excitement at witnessing the remarkable transformation.

The collaborative efforts of Breadline Africa, True North and the dedicated donors have undoubtedly made a lasting impact on the educational prospects of the children at Kuhleke-Inathi-Mbalie Educare.

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