Small Beginners Educare

Cape Town
Western Cape

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12m converted shipping container classroom with toilet

Date Launched

22 Sept 2022



Cape Town

No of children

14 children

Year started


Impact achieved

•Prior to the placement of the 12m container, Nawaal Jacobs taught the children attending Small Beginners in a wooden structure (Wendy house) that was cold and dark. She said “Thank you very much for the great gift of warmth you bestowed on us, it is absolutely fantastic. Its beautiful, warm and bright. Its an experience for the children, it has changed our lives especially during the winter months. I truly and utterly appreciate it, my children get to have the full Montessori experience.”

•The provision of an additional classroom as well as the toilet facilities have made it possible for the children to be grouped according to age and for age-appropriate teaching to take place in a suitably equipped classroom. The additional space also makes provision for educational resources and materials like games, puzzles, books and theme tables to be permanently displayed and available.

•In the long-term, the impact of the classroom and toilet will be significant. In order to qualify for registration as a partial care facility and to receive government funding, the centre required suitable classroom, toilet, cooking and sick bay facilities. The classroom and toilets provided through this project form an important step in the process of registering the school with the appropriate authorities. The new structure also offers the school the potential to increase the number of children who are enrolled. 

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