The Sikhuliswa (which means we are getting a hand-up in Zulu) crèche was established in November 2004 with the assistance of the Bridge Nursery School in Houghton Johannesburg.
The teacher/manager is Lilian Nxumalo and the crèche accommodates 21 pre-school children at present.
With the new facilities up to 30 children can be accommodated.
As part of the sponsorship Lilian will receive further education which will equip her to conduct grade R classes.
Thanks to the support of a number of other donors and a contribution from our daily private and corporate tourists, the entire
The Edutainer gets set in place ready for the first Soweto pupils to take a look atproperty used by the crèche has been fenced and concreted.
A donated “Wendy” house has been converted into a toilet for the children who range in age from 2 to 6. It is now a safe and pleasant environment.
The primary purpose of the crèche is to provide essential early childhood development for the children who otherwise live in a very poor environment with little appropriate stimulation.
Unfortunately most of the mothers are unemployed so www.soweto.co.za has initiated various small job creation projects in the area. Our mission is to make this project somewhat more sustainable in The handover of the Edutainer to Denis Creighton, one of directors of KDR Sports and Adventure travel - The owners of Soweto.co.zathis regard.
The development of the Sikhuliswa crèche and the other projects initiated in the area is an example of how tourism can directly and indirectly assist in the upliftment of a depressed area-“Development Tourism” in action.
Other projects which have been or will be shortly initiated in Mshenguville include sponsorship of the Mofolo Knights soccer club, assistance to HIV/AIDs patients, assistance to Cerebral palsied child, basic English courses and life skills for adults, physical education and ball skills and art for the older children, craft projects for both adults and children.
Lining up to see the inside of the edutainerPeople and companies wishing to support this work are welcome to contact the company.
Tel – 011 326 1700/ 646 8918
Fax - 011 326 1700/ 646 8918
Cell- 082 9000 105