Shack to Chic in 2024

Hluma Academy is one of two large builds we have in our sights. It will be a facility to serve 200 children, and will include a large outdoor sport and recreation area, forming the first complex for mini-sport in Mfuleni with 5-a-side soccer, basketball, netball and cricket nets.

The other large build will be the second phase of our ECD campus in School Street we started in 2021, to complement the Lonwabo Special Care Centre.

Shining Stars is one of the shining stars of the Starting Chance alumni schools. They currently operate from a shack on a plot that is not feasible to develop. We are hunting for a piece of land to build a decent facility for them.

Tangram Academy is a facility specialising in ECD for children with Austism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who entered the Starting Chance programme this year. We are in discussion with the Western Cape Department of Inclusive Education to transform this facility into a community-based centre of excellence for autism. The first of its kind, it will offer young children with ASD in Eerste River and surrounding communities a real chance to develop their language, social and cognitive capability in their early years.