See our work

See Our Work

 
 

Old Pre-Fab Building Moved to New Founds

To Make Way for New Classroom

Clasroom Progress

Shell of New Classroom is Erected

 

Clasroom Progress

Roofing Begins on the Clasroom

 

Clasroom Progress

Roofing Begins on the Clasroom

 

Clasroom Progress

Roofing Begins on the Clasroom

 

Clasroom Progress

Internal Fixing Begnis

Ceilings are Fixed Into Place

Clasroom Progress

Internal Fixing Begnis

Ceilings are Fixed Into Place

Clasroom Progress

Internal Fixing Begnis

On-Site Toilets are Being Plumbed-in

Clasroom Progress

Internal Decoration Begnis

Walls are Whitewashed in preparation for opening

Clasroom Progress

Internal Decoration Begnis

Walls are Whitewashed in preparation for opening

Clasroom Progress

External Veranda is Started

A veranda to shield building from the elements

Clasroom Progress
 
 
Since September of 2008, work has progressed in building the new classroom for the children at the Sunrise Crèche in South Africa.

All of the funds raised have now been sent directly to the builders who are working quickly to get the classroom ready for the new term starting in January.



 
 
 
All our work at the moment is concentrated on redeveloping a crèche in South Africa. This crèche, the Sunrise Education Centre, was set up by a group of volunteers seven years ago to provide for children within the Vrygrond Settlement in Cape Town.

The crèche is very close to the hearts of the Stark family. Gerald Stark, the eldest family member lives in Cape Town and, with his wife, volunteer with others in the area to support the crèche. Without this support the crèche could no longer be sustainable.
 
 
Sunrise Education Centre
 
 
 
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The crèche consists of four shipping containers welded together with a roof to provide an area for four classes. There is also one fibreglass pre-fabricated building that houses one class and two brick classes that were donated by a church group. These seven classrooms provide a place of safety for approximately 200 children up to the age of six.

Most of the children experience neglect and are often rejected by society. Coming from backgrounds where drunkenness, drugs, child abuse, Aids (either the child or a parent have contracted the disease) and violence are part of normal daily life. In most cases, the meals offered at the crèche are the only source of food the children receive on a daily basis. Love, lots of cuddles, reassurance and a sense of protection are often only experienced when they attend the crèche.