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Friends of Thandolwethu Association

The association "Friends of Thandolwethu" assists a group of community leaders from Samora Machel township, on the outskirts of Cape Town, in setting up and running the Thandolwethu Early Childhood Development Centre. Our goal is to raise funds to support training of the staff, building the centre, ensuring quality educational activities, promoting and disseminating innovative educational practices inspired by the Reggio Emilia pedagogic approach.

Today the ECD does not exist. The Friends of Thandolwethu are working on various aspects to ensure that it will be operational in 2021 through:

- Support to the project leaders in their training path, with the goal to obtain a qualification that allows them to manage an ECD, and at the same time support their participation in additional training activities specific to the Reggio Emilia approach.

- Assist the project leaders to define a (social) business plan and to form the entity that will manage the ECD.

- Mobilise resources and collaborate on the design of the building that will host the ECD.

- Raise funds to do all the above.



Donations to date

R 82 067.82

Fundraising target

R 2 065 000.00

Donor Messages

Lorenza Giorgetti and Family
Thank you for the time, commitment, and tenacity that every day you invest in the concrete possibility of creating a different society.
quota 2021
Anna e Salvo Toia
buona continuazione
Maria Pina
un altro piccolo contributo
Anna e Salvo
continuate così...bravi!
Emma and family
Happy Birthday, Annibale!
Annibale birthday gift (from Paul & Wolfgang)
Contribution in lieu of a birthday gift for Annibale
Donation in lieu of gift to Annibale

Activity feed

Lorenza Giorgetti and Family donated USD $ 482 via Friends of Thandolwethu
04 Jun 2022 USD $ 482