Thanks to the generosity of individual donors, and one UK-based donor in particular, Mr Murrell, Arise and Shine Educare Centre received a newly-converted six-metre combination kitchen/office during Mandela Week.
The principal of Arise and Shine Educare Centre, Mr Eric Malangabi conveyed his thanks to Breadline Africa’s kind donors for the container kitchen and thanked everyone for attending the launch. He added that he was very happy to have a secure kitchen, enabling the staff to lock up all the equipment and groceries overnight, knowing that it will be kept safe.
Director of Sikhula Sonke, Mdebuka Mtwazi conveyed his thanks to all for attending this special occasion, in spite of the rainy Cape Town weather.
SAFCO (a local non-profit established to assist community-based organisations) founder, Ms Gloria Kungaza conveyed her thanks to the donors, parents, the teachers and all of the guests in attendance. She said that she has noticed a positive difference in foundation phase facilities and the education in informal settlements where Breadline Africa and its partners are active, compared to other communities. SAFCO is working hard to improve the quality of education in community pre-schools.
Breadline Africa Donor Liaison Manager, Mrs Edna Titus said that it was an honour to celebrate Mandela Week with Arise and Shine Educare Centre. She explained that Breadline Africa has a long history of providing infrastructure to pre-schools in under-resourced communities across South Africa.
She closed her speech with a quotation attributed to the great man himself, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. She thanked the teachers for the contribution they make to future generations and wished the kitchen helpers many happy years of preparing nutritious meals for the children of Arise and Shine Educare Centre.