Mbuba's project is known as Sikhulakahle or “We are Growing Well” and was established in 2008 after a community member approached LETCEE to request that we start a project similar to the one being run in neighbouring Matimatolo.
Mrs May Buthulezi brought the Inkosi and his representative to meet with LETCEE, and the project was agreed. Mrs Buthulezi later served on the LETCEE Board.
All the Abahambi have completed their ECD training and have also benefited from various other courses and workshops. These include: • Age appropriate play facilitation • Making toys from waste • Including children with disabilities in the programmes • Persona Dolls (anti stigma and inclusion work) • All our Abahambi are also licensed Smartstarters
The Sikhulakahle Toy Library was officially opened on the 24th of June 2011. On average some 150 children visit this Toy library monthly. The mobile Toy Library visits 5 different venues in this community each month. All community children are welcome at both the fixed and mobile Toy Libraries.
Since the end of 2018, our specialised Toy Library, the Play-Able Pickup, visits children with disabilities in the Mbuba community.
LETCEE and the Mbuba Community are grateful to FNB who continue to support this community, as well as the Ken Collins Charitable Trust and Grindrod Family Centenary Trust who fund the Play-Able Pickup in Mbuba.