The children have to make use of portable chemical potties because they don’t have toilets or a proper kitchen.
Location: Khayelitsha, Western Cape
About: Principal Ntombodidi Barnes established her pre-school in 1995 and was fortunate to receive formal registration from the government for the facility, which allowed her to apply for a small daily grant for each child, primarily to support their nutritional needs. But, as the years went on, the infrastructure deteriorated in the harsh African weather, and in 2017, the centre was de-registered, and the grant was withdrawn. Drawing on all of her resources, Ntombodidi was able to build precast Vibracrete classrooms, and all that remains is to finish the ceilings.
Challenge: In spite of the new classrooms, the children, teachers and principal have to make use of portable chemical plastic potties and a ‘tippy tap’, because they don’t have toilets or a proper kitchen.
The need: A 6m container, converted and subdivided to form toilets and a kitchen will provide the children, teachers and the principal with decent toilet facilities and a hygienic kitchen to prepare nutritious meals.
Beneficiaries: 55 children (aged 0 to 6)