Cape Town Preschool
Preschool in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Masakhane Educare Centre
Masakhane Educare Centre in Cape Town prepares children for the modern world school system. Most are Xhosa or Afrikaans speaking and need to become proficient in English for coping with school. The first batch of graduates are now in primary schools, and glowing reports are being received back from their teachers.
"Maskakhane is about the community taking responsibility for their own upliftment and participating in the governing of their own lives... It is about empowering ourselves by creating good working relations between government structures, sponsors and communities for the benefit of everybody" - Nelson Mandela, 14 October 1998.
The Green Curtains Preschool was established in 1994. While administered and supported by Valley Development Project, the preschool grew and now has a total of 100 children attending daily. The children aged 3 years to 6 years are cared for by 5 teaching staff, a cook, a cleaner and a gardener.
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world" - Nelson Mandela
Empowerment Through Education
The Empowerment Through Education or E-T-E Fund aims to sponsor the complete education, Grade 1 through tertiary education, of initially five children each year from both Masakhane Creche in Masiphumelele and Green Curtains Pre-Primary School in Ocean View, both in a Township near Cape Town. "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world" - Nelson Mandela