The aim of the Vukukhanye Educare Centre is to facilitate the provision of quality preschool education to children from Chesterville within the school catchment area. Vukukhanye believes strongly that quality early childhood education is critical to the development of individuals, and ultimately impacts on the socio-economic progress of communities and our country as a whole. We are therefore strongly committed to the success of this project, which will contribute towards addressing a crucial need in Chesterville.

The school, which operates from two new prefabricated classrooms and five 2nd hand parkhomes, started on the 15th of February 2012. Sixty children aged 1-5 years are enrolled, with seven staff (a supervisor, 3 teachers, 1 assistant, 1 cook/cleaner and a groundsman). It is our intention to register the school over time with the Department of Education; while simultaneously developing the staff by equipping them with early childhood education and management skills. They have received unacredited training through Phakamisa and are presently receiveing accredited ECD trainign thanks to support and bursaries from Save the Children and the Rotary Club of Westville.

We are encouraged by the progress to date and optimistic about the school's future and the effect it will have on the children, parents and teachers.

Vukukhanye Educare Centre Summary

Vukukhanye Educare Centre (Wish-List)

Rice, maize meal, pasta, samp, baked beans, sugar beans, lentils, tinned pilchards, tinned tomatoes (chopped), peanut butter, long-life milk, oats, Maltabella, beef stock cubes, Bovril, mixed herbs, vegetables (potatoes, sweet potatoes, butternut, carrots, garlic, spinach), fruit (apples, bananas, oranges, naartjies)

Dishwashing liquid, toilet paper, tissues, hand soap, hand washing powder, toilet duck, kitchen cloths, dish sponges

Sponsorship towards operating costs:
e.g. gas, food

paint, glue, paper, magazines, cereal boxes, art supplies - beads, buttons, pompoms, glitter etc.

Educational toys, games and books

Special projects:
Awning for outside play/shade, outdoor bins (4), signage, granite gravel.
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