About The Campaign
Jama, principal of Mzamomhle, started trying to secure land for a new educare in 2013. She erected a shack school, fenced it and approached the City of Cape Town – it has been a long struggle! Finally in March 2021, Jama received official notification that her tenacity had been rewarded!
Jama operated the shack school for several years where the children had to cope with extreme heat, wild winds, and few comforts. However, during lockdown it was ransacked by thieves a number of times. So, it was with great excitement that Jama heard that the lives of 120 children, their parents, staff and the surrounding community was about to change. Starting Chance, with the support of key partners, managed to fundraise the money to plan, design and build a new facility that would change their lives for ever by providing young children with a starting chance.
In May 2021, we cleared dumped rubbish, broke ground and the process began. Coming as people rebuild their livelihoods after strict Covid lockdowns, it is an exciting project both for Jama and an opportunity for the local community. Labourers from the community are contributing to the development as they earn much needed income in a community desperately needing work. It is also an exciting project because it is made possible through the combined effort of local and international investors – everyone is keen to see the change.
Building is scheduled for completion in late June 2021. We would like to encourage you to join us to equip this school to give the children a stimulating start on their educational journey and make an enduring difference in their lives.
There are 5 classrooms, a kitchen, a sick bay and a principal’s office to equip.
Introducing Mzamomhle Educare (picture of cleared site)
Raised: R2.3 Million
of R2.450 Million Goal
Money still needed: R150,000 for electrical and water connection fees.
Lonwabo Special Care Centre
The Lonwabo Special Care Centre will initially have capacity for 40 to 45 children with profound and severe physical and mental disabilities from 0 to 18 years of age. Our aim is to reach much further into Mfuleni and the communities that surround it because Lonwabo serves a rapidly developing area.
Phase 1 Raised: R4.027 Million
We still need to raise a further R300 000 to complete the Lonwabo Project.
Phase 2 Pledged: R0.5 Million
We still need to raise a further R6.055 Million to complete the campus that Lonwabo forms part of.