Ethembeni Creche & Safe House is situated in Malibu, Blue Downs. It is run by an amazing women named Emma Makhathini.
They currently care for 35 children during the day ( aged between 2-5 years) and 21 children aged between 2 -17 years in the safe house.
They currently operate with two teachers and 1 assistant.
The need fulfilled
Ethembeni Creche and Safe House is a light in the community. Emma was in desperate need of improving their living and crèche conditions so that she would not lose her registration with the Department of Social Development (DSD). Part of their requirements was to have a raised wall as well as repairs done to the gates to ensure all round security and a safe enclosed play area. With the help and support of Shoprite, Newkidz was able to enclose a part of the outside area, making it a safe and happy environment for the children. We were able to complete all their general maintenance such as plumbing, painting, tiling & kitchen repairs which were all desperately needed.
By facilitating this intervention, we have assisted Ethembeni to remain registered and sustainable. The creche is now fully functional. The safe house is completely dependent on the funds from the educare to stay in existence, this intervention has allowed 21 children to live in a comfortable and secure home.
THERE IS MORE….
Shoprite staff joined in at the end of the extreme makeover for the final touch – to paint in the murals for Ethembeni. With all the flowers, educational diagrams – it is now alive with color and the house is full of happy, laughing children.
A HUGE THANK YOU TO SHOPRITE FOR THIS INCREDIBLE IMPACT ON THE LIVES OF MANY