There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children
- Nelson Mandela

Event details

09 December 2018

12:00 - 14:00

Mfuleni, Blue Downs

Explorer Educare

Sisanda Fundaytion

"Explorer Educare" Graduation

On Sunday we were invited to a graduation ceremony at an Educare called "Explorer", in Blue Downs. It was such a memorable and magical experience and we feel really honored to have been a part of this celebration.

Sisanda has a very close relationship with Martha (principal) and her gorgeous children. Martha and her husband Musa agreed on moving out of their home so that they could facilitate an Edu-care in their home. Every morning Musa collects kids that cannot be dropped off in the morning and drives them home in the late afternoon. Their dedication to the importance of education is visible in their classroom. Educational play is supported with colorful toys, plenty of posters showcasing fruit/cars labelled in different languages and music materials etc. These activities encourages both their fine motor skills and makes learning fun! Martha who is also a qualified nurse, mentioned that some of the children could not speak a word of English or Afrikaans a few months ago and now they chit chat freely in a new and amusing language. Martha works two jobs, but still has the energy to train aspiring teachers and nurses.

The previous week our lovely team member Corinna facilitated an amazing Connect Day(s) at their Edu-care. With the help of "Bishops" school learners two rooms were painted in a beautiful lavender color and the outside area was cleaned. Which allowed them to build a stage for Sunday's graduation. This magic was made possible thanks to Abdul Galiem and Mandalay Coatings generosity. Explorer Educare has been given a fresh start to 2019! Thank you so much.

We also give a big shout out to the Bishops learners who used their supernatural powers and transformed the Educare within two days! Mark our handyman guru taught the boys a thing or two - thank you!

"The power of education extends beyond the development of skills we need for economic success. It can contribute to nation-building and reconciliation. Our previous system emphasized the physical and other differences of South Africans with devastating effects. We are steadily but surely introducing education that enables our children to exploit their similarities and common goals, while appreciating the strength in their diversity." Nelson Mandela

Pictures from the event