News from some of our Projects
Mandela Day 2019
Mandela Day was a busy day at LETCEE. There was a jam-packed programme of activities scheduled to take place in the different communities where we work. Some of the elderly had their homes cleaned and laundry done by LETCEE staff and volunteers.
The children's centres were buzzing with excitement as staff played games with the children, distributed toys, storybooks donated by Book Dash and warm clothes. Some friends of LETCEE read stories to the children at the Izingane Zethu centre and treated them to cake.
In partnership with one of our funders Mondi, we hosted an event in Potspruit where officials from Umvoti Disaster Management, Umvoti Fire Protection Association and the Department of Health addressed the children and parents on issues around safety, fire awareness and health respectively.
As activities continued in communities, LETCEE supporters walked in at the offices to drop off donations of food items and warm clothing to be distributed accross communities where we work with children.
Let's See LETCEE day 2019
On the 13th June 2019, we spent a day out in some of the communities that we work in within Umvoti. We had sent out an invitation to those who would like to visit some of our projects, see what we do and understand why we do it. We hosted 2 bus loads and some of our partners where we they got see the work done on the ground.
The morning kicked off at one of the bakeries where the visitors got to see the wood-fired ovens and got a chance to taste the freshly baked bread. Two other centres were visited and this was where the visitors could see the work done with children as well as food gardens.
We are very grateful to all those who attended despite the cold weather, and we do hope that everyone who attended got to understand our work. We do hope that it was the beginning and the continuation of good partnerships in ensuring that there is quality early education for all in our rural communities.
Njengabantu Children's Centre
In February this year, we requested for assistance to repair the community hall in Njengabantu which was in a state of despair. We are pleased to announce that renovations are underway. We do however need further support to complete this work.
Once completed, The Toy Library which is right next door will move here. Children will have a safe place to play and we will provide 70 children with breakfast and lunch each day. School-going children will have a place to do their homework with adult supervision.
If you can help, or would like more information, please contact us!