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31 October 2019

George Municipality grants funding to municipal creches

George Municipality grants funding annually to purchase goods for municipal creches as part of the government's responsibility for early childhood development.

The supplies were donated to 28 municipal creches last week Wednesday at the George Banquet Hall. The creches that have all benefited are Golden Valley, Illingelethu, Isiseko, Kekkel en Kraai, Kleinkrantz, Klouter Kabouter, Kwakhanya, Lawaaikamp, Lubabalo, Masibambane, Masizakhe, Mina Moo, Mzomhle, Nompumelelo, Nonzame, Pophuis, Rooibootjie, Rosedale Educare, Rosedale Nursery, Sandanezwe, Siembamba, Siyazama, Sonneblomland, Sonneblom (Touwsranten), Zamuxolo, Chris Nissen, Nikiwe and Diepkloof Creches.

The necessities consisted of educational toys, mattresses, plastic trays, mugs and cutlery, blankets and puzzles. Often these creches are not in a position to purchase the supplies themselves  and are located in very poor areas where unemployment is high, and have greatly appreciated the gesture from the Municipality that gives them an extra boost by donating these goods.

Sonneblom toddlers entertained everyone with a song and a poem.

Cllr Sean Snyman, Portfolio Councillor for Community Development said in his speech he takes great pride in thanking members of our community that have taken it upon themselves to be a vital part of the development of our future leaders and role models of our country. “Creches are fundamentally the institutions which foster the love for learning and create the foundation for the success or failure of our children,” Snyman said.

He applauded the early learning development educators who are the people who lay the foundation for children and take time to improve their lives. “Although you are the ones that lay the first building blocks, secondary teachers and professors get the credit when the child excels, when in fact it should be your efforts that are recognized for having completed the most difficult part of the education.” He thanked the teachers for their patience and commitment to the children.

 

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IMG 3921: Here are toddlers, teacher and officials at the handing over of educare supplies for Kekkel en Kraai creche in Borcherds. From left front are toddlers, Ava-Lee Arnold, Zameal Jumat, Esra Muller, M.J. Pietersen and Barti Williams. At the back from left are Janine Adams (Social Worker: George Community Development), Cllr Sean Snyman (Portfolio Councillor for Community Development, Libraries and Sport), Jacoline Muller (Educare teacher), Shanold Marillac (Senior Manager: Community Development, Libraries and Sport), Sophia Fanelo (Manager: Community Development) and Rose Mehlo (Community Development: Creches).

 

IM 3902: Lawaaikamp creche with toddlers from left, Ashnique Hendricks, Adelaine Moos, Dladla Mary, Rethabile Mphaleni and Jostidene Botha. At the back are Rose Mehlo, Shanold Marillac, Sean Snyman, Sophia Fanelo, Katriena James, Janine Adams and Florence Klaas.

 

IMG 3905: Sonneblom creche from Touwsranten entertained the crowd with song and dance. Here they are with their donation.

 

Last published 31 October 2019