Early Childhood Development
Gouda Early Childhood Development
In April of 2016 the Vuya Foundation received a desperate call for help from a lady named Louisa Engelbrecht. Louisa, along with a few others, established and manages a creche in Saron in the Western Cape Swartland but the creche was in dire need of food and basic supplies for the children for the coming month. The Vuya Foundation sprung into action without hesitation!
The House of Israel Educare Center was started in January 2015 in a local church in the small town of Saron just an hours commute from Cape Town.
The creche caters for 46 children from the ages of 2 to 6 years old on a daily basis whose parents, being mostly farm workers, are away from home. Neglect of children, especially in rural areas, is an inevitable reality and the House of Israel has addressed this. Althought registered as an Early Childhood Development (ECD) centre (no: 149-983), House of Israel has struggled to access state-assisted funding for their facility.
After a number of site visit to the Saron crèche, the Vuya Foundation identified the need for consistent funding to feed the little ones and infrastructure support and most importantly, toys for the little ones! A heartbreaking sight was seeing two little girls playing with bricks for dolls during breaktime at the creche.
In 2017 the Vuya Foundation entered into a partnership with the House of Israel to provide the best possible education to the little ones in this area. Thus far the Vuya Foundation has helped the House of Israel apply for state-funding and was successful! A relationship between the social worker in Saron has also been forged which further strengthens the creche’s position.
But most importantly, the creche has begun to thrive under the guidance of the Vuya Foundation by being able to successfully raise money through markets and even hosting it’s very first Graduation Ceremony for the children leaving the creche.
We look forward to working with the House of Israel Educare in the future and see big things to come!
We are always in need to assistence in any form. If you feel you would like to get involved please contact us! All donations are welcome and we will collect goods.
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At Vuya Foundation our core business is social interventions with a focus on sustainable development.
The Foundation was born out the realization that any South Africans still face untold hardships, a lack of education and scarcity of both opportunities and mentorship.
To truly address this issue, a new way of hinking and doing is needed.