Weʼre raising £500 to Weʼre raising £500 to buy medical equipment for a medical centre in Wolwerivier
- Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
- Health and medical
- Time left
- 23 days to go
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Hello there. My name is Georgie and I'm here to raise money for an incredible school in Cape Town, South Africa.
I will be running the Kingston Half Marathon in February (and if you know me, I will require a lot of training and will power to not eat cake)
Sunshine school not only changed my life, but changes the lives of every child that walks through its gates. The children get fed 2 meals a day and have their own sanctuary to come to. They provide as much as they can for the children, but rely on fundraising and donations to keep everything afloat
You can read below some of the history of the school.
Sunshine Educare is situated in Skandaalkamp settlement, an informal “bush” settlement located on the Frankdale Waste disposal site just off the N7 outside Tableview.
The Xhosa name of “Umta Welanga” (When in a dark, cloudy sky, a ray of sunshine breaks through) best describesthis amazing facility which is an oasis of light in a place of darkness. It offers hope in a place that has none and a future in a place where no-one lives, everyone merely survives.
The school originally started off in a desperately undersized shack with one tiny window where 70 children from 1 to 8 were huddled in one shared room. Soon, with the help of SAVE Foundation, we acquired a wendy house which allowed us to take the older kids out in a group to do educational activities while the babies and toddlers played.
By 2014 we moved across to a cleared piece of land where SAVE and KILROY erected two beautiful classrooms. As Skandaalkamp didn’t have any formal garbage removal, the entire settlement is riddled with burnt remains of shacks, broken glass, waste and many things that are NOT good for little feet. We wanted a safe place where the children could (for the first time in their lives) run barefoot without the fear and risk of broken glass and other hazards.
For more info, you can look on the website
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