Shamwari Conservation Experience

A PLEA FOR HELP!

Our favourite little day care centre has run out of time. The Department of Social Development have decided to issue our poorest day care with a termination contract as the building is not safe for kids to live in anymore.

Last week principal Nomakwezi was told to move out as soon as possible or rent another building. But with funding already stopped she has no options and is in dire need of help.

Sinovuyo (meaning, ‘We have happiness’) was the first school to ask us for assistance back in 2011 and we have done our best to patch up the shack over the years. The building has now reached a state of non-repair and needs to be replaced. The roof and walls have holes in it. The electricity is fed through the building via an extension cord from the building next door. There are no toilets or water in the building. There is no baby room to change nappies or space for the babies to sleep. The kitchen’s walls have so many holes in it that the ladies are unable to stop sand from blowing in from the outside.

The closing of this school will leave 4 women (who have mostly been volunteering) unemployed and 55+ kids will not be able to afford to pay to go to the other schools.

Shamwari Conservation Experience have obtained a quote of just under R400 000 to build two classrooms, a kitchen, two toilets, drainage, electricity etc.  We have raised 13% of the total required already.

Thank you to those who have offered to help already.  Every donation helps - and to those who are going to fund raise back home with fun runs and quiz nights, you are so appreciated.

If you would like to contribute to this project, please contact Cindy Stadler at sce.guides@shamwari.com.  

 

 

Please help us help Sinovoyo!

Please help us help Sinovoyo!

The building has now reached a state of non-repair and needs to be replaced.

The building has now reached a state of non-repair and needs to be replaced.

It is impossible to stop sand from blowing into the kitchen due to the holes in the walls.

It is impossible to stop sand from blowing into the kitchen due to the holes in the walls.