WE HAVE A VISION TO UPLIFT NEGLECTED AND IMPOVERISHED CHILDREN OF INFORMAL SETTLEMENTS, BY PROVIDING THEM WITH THE NECESSARY CARE, COUNSELLING AND ACCESS TO EDUCATION PROGRAMMES.
DYNAMIC WOMEN FOR CHILDREN: PRIVATE CARE CENTRE
Since 2012 we operate a private care centre in the Kameelfontein area. The children are from the surrounding area. The large majority live in informal settlements in the Kameeldrift and Kameelfontein areas. The ages of the children are between 4 years ( Grade RRR ) and 13 years ( Grade 7 ). Most of the children are in the primary school Laerskool Kameelfontein. At the school they are being taught and taken care of in a safe environment. These children are part of
Laerskool Kameelfontein’s “broodjie” (sandwich) project where they get a sandwich during both the breaks.
The management of Dynamic Women for Children have identified a vacuum with the children’s school aftercare. There is not always sufficient adult supervision and opportunities at the informal dwellings to keep the children creatively and positive occupied. Thus a private care centre was started to look after the children and to provide meals in the afternoon. Immediately after school, the children are taken to the care centre. The children get a healthy lunch and a late afternoon light meal. At the care centre volunteers help with the schoolwork and studying. The care centre is situated right next to Laerskool Kameelfontein. The children have enough space and a playground.
Children between the ages 1 to 3 years are taken care of full day and from 4 years they attend the school’s grade RRR program. For the youngsters we follow a basic program in preparation for grade RRR.
The cost per child is in the region of R500.00 monthly. This includes the personnel, food and transportation. Dynamic Women for Children carries all costs and we depend on donations and funds that we collect during our own fund raising events.
If you or your organization would like to get involved and contribute – either financially, with donations of food, toiletries, stationary, domestic cleaning material or as a volunteer – please contact me. Below I provide our care centre’s banking details. Please note that the Care Centre has its own bank account and it is not the same as the general.
Dynamic Women for Children bank account.
Marleen van der Walt
FNB Zambesi drive , Branch code: 230145 , Account nr.: 623 697 77697 , Reference: name and surname
Please email or fax proof of payment to me. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or queries. Dynamic Greetings