The Educational Support project seeks to support strategic renovations for Kuyasa Educare and aims to enrich the children’s education by providing much needed funding in order to renovate the buildings following Cape storm damage in July 2017, as well as purchase age-appropriate educational toys and teaching supplies.
The goal of the project is to get Kuyasa to register as a Early Childhood Centre for government funding to sustain the developments of the children under 6 to become school ready and receive the necessary psycho-social support for their complete development for future success.
Short Term: We want to create safe and secure learning environment for the children at the school by completing a list of necessary renovations.
Long Term: to ultimately register the school as an educational government facility. As a registered school, the facility will become eligible for government funding which will further improve the children’s education and increase their sustainability. When children’s development is supported at a young age, they are well-equipped for their schooling career. Evidence indicates that success in early years translates into success in higher levels of education.
- 2017: Was a difficult year for Kuyasa after their newly built classroom was damaged by Cape Storms. AIF worked with the ECD centre to provide them with funding to repair a newly their classroom. We were able to repair the roof, ceiling, the floor, and in addition provide new colourful posters for the walls to create a creative learning space for the children.
- 2018: Kuyasa achieved government registration certifying them as a government approved ECD centre for the 105 children they provide learning to. Even better, because the centre had all its papers in order they were able to secure from government a 10 year lease on the land they currently operate from. To add to this the tenure offer also include the option to buy the land should they wish.
- 2019: We are aspiring to assist Kuyasa repair another classroom so they receive registration for additional space to use. This not only mean the creche can take more children but can also employ more teachers.