The cold, wet weather did not dampen any excitement at Aunt F Daycare and Aftercare Centre as children and teachers joined Breadline Africa, Peninsula School Feeding Association and project donor, Burger King to celebrate the launch of their new kitchen/office facility.

Ms Brittney Kok conveyed her thanks and admiration to Aunty F Daycare and Aftercare Centre and said that Burger King was very proud to be supporting them on this project. She added that Burger King was pleased to be working with Breadline Africa again to supply structures to under-resourced communities. In addition to sponsoring the kitchen, the Burger King team also provided all 212 children at the Centre with a special treat on Mandela Day – a hamburger and juice for lunch for each child at the centre. Ms Kok wished Aunty F and her team all the best for the future.

Breadline Africa Donor Liaison Manager, Mrs Edna Titus, said that commemorating Mandela Day is a very special Breadline Africa event and expressed her delight at being able to share this day at Aunt F Daycare and Aftercare Centre. “We know that you can’t teach a hungry child and with this brand-new kitchen, we are sure that many nutritious meals will be prepared to avoid having any children going hungry at the centre.”  The daily feeding programme at Aunt F Daycare and Aftercare Centre is supported by Peninsula School Feeding Association.

Ward councillor, Mr Bongani Ngcombolo conveyed his thanks to Aunt F for looking after the children in her care.  He expressed the importance of education and his wish that government leaders would step up to address the challenges. The principal of nearby Montevideo Primary School, Mr Terrance Timmet congratulated Aunt F on the impact that she has had on the children in her community. He said that education is the best tool to change hearts and to break the shackles of poverty, and the best place to start is with children.

An emotional principal, Ms Freda Andjene, thanked the donors and partners, as well as the parents who joined the celebrations and wished everyone well.

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