'Little disciples' pre-school

We are indebted to the BNI Foundation, which donated the Speaking English kit to this humble pre-school in the Cato Crest settlement, through their 'Givers Gain' grant.

Pictured alongside from left to right are Sebeta and Simon Tshonga, the Pastor and facilitator at Little Disciples, with Hennie Barry and Dawn Aylward of Fundisa Isizwe.

Cato Crest is a poverty stricken informal settlement in Wiggins, Durban. Despite the lack of resources in the community, residents Simon and Sabetha Thonga started their little pre-school in 1994. It is registered as a Section 21 Company (2004/020983/08) and Non-profit Organisation (042-465-NPO).

Fundisa Isizwe sponsored Sabetha's training and the curriculum. But this little school desperately needs our toy kit, as well as stationary for the little ones and playground equipment. We also want to provide paint and a carpet to brighten their classroom – and additional training for Sabetha's two helpers.

When you see what can be achieved with a budget of less than R100 000 (Siyakhula Classroom), we know we can transform 'Little Disciples' if enough kind people will contribute towards this project.

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