The opening of the first nursery school in Mchocholo village brought the whole community together to celebrate! This milestone would not have been possible without our corporate partners and volunteers so we send out a huge thank you to everyone that has contributed.
Led by the Chief, the community contributed land and labour to the build, and the local Primary School joined the official opening showing its significance to the local area.
Every volunteer made a tremendous difference.
The gratitude of the whole community was expressed by Chief Mchocholo at the opening, in the presence of neighbouring Chiefs. Her four grandsons, Bias, Marko, Fredo and Useni, will be among the first 50 children to enrol. Though demand is much higher, we are limiting the number of places so the Teacher and Assistant we have trained can provide the stimulation and security that are so important.
At our infant home Sakina could learn and play at nursery school, but when she returned to her home village she was with her Aunt at home or in the field.
She is now eight years old, in Year 2 at school. With our monthly sponsorship to pay for good nutrition and school needs Sakina’s school performance is promising.
Sakina’s village has been identified for our new community partnership in 2019, which will see us build another nursery school. Together with our corporate sponsors and volunteers we will start building in the next few weeks and the new build, which will function as an Early Child Development Centre will help more children from these remote communities to start their learning and achieve their potential.
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