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Christmas Stars for Lavender Hill

Christmas Stars for Lavender Hill

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Ho ho ho, Merry Christmas to all of our Learning in Reach supporters! 

We are getting in the Christmas spirit and from 1-24 December, we will be running two Christmas advent competitions (one for children and one for you) on our facebook page with special holiday reading treats EVERY WEEK from our amazing partner, The Book People. One lucky Christmas Star will be selected and published on our main Facebook Page  at 7pm every Friday.

We are excited to share that the land for "Rock of the Hills Preschool and Outreach Centre" has been transferred, turning up the heat on our need to raise funds to start building in 2018 to open 2019! We've done some great work in the last year without premises, but having a space within the community of Lavender Hill that serves to teach 90 3-6 year olds and support 30 surrounding Early Childhood Development Centres is at the heart of what we have set out to do. And we are soooooo excited to take the next steps!

Imagine a beautiful model preschool where children are welcomed with love and respect to learn in an inspirational environment with quality teaching and sensorial resources to explore.

Imagine a space for parents to be mentored and supported to be able to provide for their children to the best of their ability, as every parent yearns to.

Imagine a space where struggling ECD teachers and principals can find inspiration, training, encouragement and support to improve their own facilities, to become compliant and provide better education.

So what can you do to help make this dream a reality?

Make a donation this Christmas for your choice of six different Christmas Stars. We ask for a minimum donation of R20 per star, just make your donation online today, email us the name of the person you want the star for and the design of the star you'd like and it will appear on our facebook page shortly for you to share with friends and family. You can even print and display around your Christmas tree.

Perhaps there is a special star who is not with you this Christmas. Perhaps you have a star shining down from heaven.

Perhaps you're doing away with Christmas cards this year and instead wish to make a donation to charity.

Perhaps your family and friends are overseas or just simply have too much stuff and don't need a material gift.

  • Choose from the 6 designs: Tree, Holly, Gift, Bird, Festive, Child
  • Make a deposit online via
  • Email your star's name and design choice to


Thank you for caring. Thank you for being our Christmas Star! Keep shining for our neighbouring community, bringing hope where it's needed most.   You can email Leanne at with any fundraising questions or to send us photos.


Donations to date

R 0.00

Fundraising target

R 10 000.00

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Learning in Reach has created a blueprint for a holistic early learning and pre-primary education co-operative that fosters community enterprise and parental engagement. ‘It takes a village to raise a child’ and we cannot disrupt the Early Childhood Development (ECD) process without addressing all the supporting structures, the main one being the child’s parents, as role models and leaders of these young children.