Collette Vacations and Collette Cares foundation have been played a significant role supporting the young children of Knysna over the past 3 years.
The projects done with Collette have included the rebuilding the Happy Faces preschool, and the sponsorship of 50 children on the ACE programme for a year. In 2016 this relationship has further continued and has allowed KET to upgrade the Teacher Training centre into a first class centre where teachers are able to come and learn. The training centre, including a teacher resource centre has long been on the Vision board at KET and in July 2016 thanks to the wonderful support from Collette Cares KET was able to open this new training centre.
The Partnership as also allowed KET to move forward and roll out the Support groups and training sessions to new and young mothers in our community, the often daunting task of taking care of a new infant can be overwhelming, this fantastic initiative will see these mothers being able to access support and learn how best to stimulate and care for the young infants to ensure that they not only grow but Thrive.
The Collette Vacation Bus tours are loved by all of our preschools, who relish in the opportunity to show the international visitors how well they are doing, and how proud they are of the preschools which they attend daily. Teachers and principals alike enjoy sharing their stories, visitors have commented that they are often overwhelmed at how much these teachers do with so little and find this a truly humbling experience
We extend our thanks to the Collette Care Group, your support remains invaluable to us.
Click here to read more about the Knysna Education Trust
As more and more people discover the goodness in giving, it makes sense that we use technology to improve our ‘giving efficiency’. So we’ve removed the drag of chasing sponsors and collecting money from them after the event by automating the entire process.
Now all that FundRacers have to do is register on this site and share their link via email or social media to their entire network of friends and supporters.
Sponsors can donate via a direct payment gateway that ensures their donation goes directly to the account of the nominated charity.
You can be part of this fantastic initiative - http://big5fundracing.co.za/
You’ve Already Put In The Hard Work, Now Make It Count.
There’s a pleasure in racing that only racers can appreciate. Whether it’s the boost in endorphins or the reward of willing yourself to tackle the next hill day after day. Finishing the race may be its own reward but here’s the kicker – you’re already a winner because your friends, family and supporters will happily reward your efforts by sponsoring you on this race.
We are giving you a complementary ticket , here is how you can also give back!
2. Set the target you’re aiming to raise.
3. Share your Knysna FundRacer profile by clicking on the Facebook, Twitter or email icon.
When I first visited Isiseko in May 2016, I met Princess Liwini. She showed a lot of interest and love for gardening.
While there, she showed me her garden with pride and big smiles.
We discussed the challenges she faced. The main problem was keeping the local pigs out of her garden and getting fertiliser and seeds. I helped by giving her seed and wooden-edging and a few planks, this seemed to do the trick.
When giving her seed, I explained that she should first germinate the seedlings before planting them out into the garden (as the slugs just gobble up the new shoots). She has done this with success and I am confident she is on top of things.
When doing site visits, I always pop my head into the kitchen to see what is being served. Her meals are wonderful and wholesome with NO ADDITIVES, which was lovely to see. She normally serves spinach, onion and other veggies from her garden, along with a protein on the side, like pilchards.
Today (2 June 2016) I have given her some more seed (broccoli, turnips, carrots and leeks). She very much wanted some onion seed which I will try getting for her in the coming few weeks.
Isiseko is a big school and it is wonderful to see how well they are eating and how much of their food comes straight out of their garden.
When I took the photo’s today, there was not much to see, as the spinach had been harvested and the seedlings will only be ready to be planted next week.
I am thrilled with Princess’s garden and much to her delight, refer to her as my champion-gardener and cook.
As principal, Brenda does a magnificent job and it is wonderful to see such a bunch of happy and healthy children. It is evident that they are loved and nurtured.
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