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Inkanyiso Creche

Thanda Safari is committed to supporting the youngest members of one of its neighbouring Zulu communities through the Inkanyiso Crèche

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Thanda Safari is committed to supporting the youngest members of one of its neighbouring Zulu communities through the Inkanyiso Crèche, situated in the Esibhojeni area, close to the reserve. Assisted by donations from our guests, Thanda recently built the new crèche and provided water tanks and fencing for the playground. The crèche has approximately 30 children aged between two and four years. There is one dedicated volunteer teacher, who looks after the children for three hours a day, assisting many working families in the area.

Early Childhood Development in South Africa is in crisis, with a shortage of teachers and adequate training facilities. The commitment of the teacher, together with support from Thanda and donors, help to play a crucial role in addressing this need.

Completed Projects:
The following projects have been completed to date:

  • Animal posters
  • Construction of building
  • Creche signs
  • Educational posters
  • Fence, gates and locks
  • Jungle gym
  • Guttering
  • Kids snack packs (drinks, chips, apples, sweets)
  • Kids tables
  • Painting inside and outside
  • Stationery
  • Steel cabinets
  • Storage bins
  • Teacher table and chairs
  • Trash bins
  • Various games
  • Visitors chairs
  • Water tanks
  • Whiteboard and pens
  • Wooden benches and tables

FUTURE PROJECTS:
The following projects are planned:

  • Additional guttering
  • Blankets and pillows
  • Breakfast fund (ongoing – supply of cereal and milk)
  • Construction of toilets
  • Continuous kids snack packs
  • Floor mats
  • Tiling of interior
  • Training of teacher
  • Trampoline
  • Water transportation for constant water supply