I decided to create the EcoProducts Foundation (a non-profit organisation) when I realised that simply providing employment to local Venda communities wasn’t enough. I wanted to do more and decided to support pre-school creches and early childhood development, which in these rural areas is very neglected.
So we’re delighted to announce that two of the pre-school creches we support – Tshedza and Zwigodini – have received donations to provide for much needed new jungle gyms and toilets.
The Jungle Gym and Swings were donated by Nancy Nehoray, who has generously donated to the foundation projects in the past in her personal capacity. (She’s one of the founders of Bonga Foods who have also donated to the foundation in the past)
Tshedza Community Creche is in Muswodi Dipeni Village. It has very dusty hard grounds with nothing for the children to play on outside the classroom (except for a few old car tyres) until this jungle gym and swing were constructed. It was built during the school holidays so it is going to be a wonderful surprise for them when they get back to school on Monday.
Nancy Nehoray also donated money for building children’s toilets at Zwigodini Community Creche.
The children moved into the new creche premises earlier this year and since then have had to share one adult-sized toilet. Blessing Mammbeda, the principal of the creche, specially designed a toilet block for the kids which is safe and is just the right size for them. It also has a roof and separate boys and girls sections. She is delighted and so very very grateful to Nancy for these much needed toilets.
Click on the link to find out more about the Baobab Pre-school programme and how to donate.