Thanks to a feeding scheme fund established by Rotary
Knoxville, Wonderland Educare principal Thelma Mtwa
is able to feed her preschoolers a warm meal.
Members of Knoxville Rotary visited Wonderland during
February to enjoy a taste of the daily lunch prepared for the children. All agreed that the meal was healthy and tasty!
WONDERLAND EDUCARE is thrilled with their new feeding scheme sponsored by Frank Rothermel from the Rotary Club of Knoxville, USA. Principal Thelma Mtwa has always wanted to cook a warm meal for her preschool children's lunchtime. Often, this will be the only warm meal of the day for some of these young ones. Every week a nutritious menu is designed, including fresh fruits and vegetables. A detailed shopping list forms part of the careful budgeting process. Thelma prepares each meal with much love, clearly evidenced in the delectable chicken stew that was brewing when we visited!
ETHEMBENI EDUCARE CENTRE was also a recent beneficiary of Rotary. Their much needed flooring was funded by Ueli Schmocker of Rotary Konolfinger in Switzerland. The kitchen and classroom floor was beautifully refurbished, much to the delight of these dancing preschoolers!
We thank Le Creuset South Africa for the continued support of three preschools making a significant impact on the lives of 143 children. The meals received through this scheme are for most the only balanced meal of the day.
Chalkey Talkey, iSiseko and Noluthando preschools have for the last 3 years benefited from the generosity of Lecreuset South Africa supporting the feeding scheme at each preschool.
Le Creuset representative, Clary, visited Noluthando Preschool where the lovely aroma of cooked butternut and vegetables permeated the air. The children were actively engaged in their sunny classrooms and their happy faces were evidence of the terrific impact the Le Creuset feeding scheme sponsorship is having in the lives of these preschoolers. Principal Brycina and her team are thrilled with the great support and do their share to ensure that a healthy, varied menu is followed.
Once every month Shoprite Checkers broadcasts on 11 regional radio stations, asking the general public to nominate a community project that they feel is in need of assistance. A worthy project is then selected from each radio station and they receive R10 000 in aid of the project. Knysna Education Trust was nominated through the Voice of the Cape Radio station. KET benefited after successfully completing two qualifying rounds of radio interviews conducted on the 17 June and 2nd July 2013.
The Shoprite Community Network Awards has over time donated millions of rands to organisations that care for people in need, such as HIV positive mothers, orphans, disabled persons, chronically ill patients and street children. More than 1000 causes have benefited through these awards.
With the R10 000 received Knysna Education Trust made up valuable food parcels for each of the affiliated preschools that currently don’t benefit from a feeding scheme. The Trust and it’s beneficaries are extremely grateful for the nomination and much needed support. Thank you Shoprite Checkers for making a difference in the lives of the children of Knysna.