The enrollment of 20 preschoolers to the first and only, brand-new crèche and pre-school in the rural village of Dambale, caused a whole lot of excitement. Although the school-buildings were finished last year the process of getting a long list of basic equipment like tables, chairs, mattresses, cupboards and educational toys, got a boost, thanks […]
Tshedza and Zwigodini preschools’ kids were the first to receive their box of Book Dash storybooks. For many of them it is the first time they hear, see and have access to a storybook, let alone one in their very own Tshivenda language! We have divided the first hundred Book dash books, funded by Skoon, […]
We are so happy to announce that the Dambale Preschool is finished, colourfully painted and ready to be equipped for the village’s little children! By February this year the Baobab Foundation has received enough donations from generous supporters all around the globe to start building. Chief Nedambale then immediately appointed Mr Nelson Kwinda, a local […]
One hundred colourful, new children’s books have just landed on the desk of the Baobab Foundation. These books are for our pre-schools in Venda and is published by Book Dash. https://bookdash.org Book Dash is a South African initiative that believes every child should own one hundred books by the age of five. They gather creative […]
Dambale village never had a Pre-School. Now three classrooms and a facility building are rising from the foundations on a piece of land the chief allocated for the toddlers and pre-schoolers of this rural village in Venda. Several indigenous trees, like the beautiful Munee tree or Red Ivory (Berchemia Zeyheri) in the one corner of […]
We’re delighted that the fence around the Dambale Preschool was completed this month (September 2020). A big thank you for the generous donation of $1000 from Protec Botanica which contributed towards building the fence.
Dr Sarah Venter delivers food donated by Ridgeway Prep School to Mukovha wa Bale Creche Children at Ridgeway Preparatory School responded whole-heartedly to their drive to collect food and donations during Mandela Month. Ridgeway Preparatory Primary School collected boxes of non-perishable food for donation to one of the Pre-Schools which our Baobab Foundation supports: Mukovha […]
The Dambale community does not have a pre-school for their 50-70 young children aged 1-6. All they currently have is 2 tiny rooms, no toilets, no kitchen and no resources at all for the children. The Baobab Foundation has decided to support the community by building a new pre-school from the ground up.
The Tshikuyu preschool still needed a kitchen and eating area, swing and climbing frame for the children, a water tank and equipment for the classrooms.
Once again supporters from around the world generously donated to the next phase of the project. Donations were received from Blue Sky Botanicals (United Kingdom), EDUR Foundation (Germany), Mediceuticals (Netherlands), Lather Inc (USA), and NeoTrading (South Africa).
It’s a reality in South Africa that pre-schools – especially in the deep rural areas – get far less support from government than primary and high schools. And yet research shows that if young children are provided with teaching, nourishment and stimulation at pre-school age, they are far more likely to break out of the […]