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Zanethemba Kidz Haven 2018-04-18T12:23:32+00:00

Zanethemba Kidz Haven

Zanethemba Kidz Haven is a children’s Educare situated in the heart of Philippi, Cape Town. Recently dubbed by the Cape Times as the “real murder capital”, Philippi is a place where crime and violence make it very difficult for the local community to live and flourish.

Zanethemba Kidz Haven is a children’s Educare situated in the heart of Philippi, Cape Town. Recently dubbed by the Cape Times as the “real murder capital”, Philippi is a place where crime and violence make it very difficult for the local community to live and flourish.

Zanethemba Kidz Haven and it’s founder, Vicky, are a beacon of hope, providing a safe space for the local children to receive education, love and a chance of a brighter future.

Newkidz on the Block have had a great relationship with Vicky who manages Zanethemba Kidz Haven in Philippi.

At one point in her life, Vicky found herself needing to share a single bed with her late disabled son in their shack. To add to their distress, they had to put a bucket between them to catch the water coming through their leaking roof. Yet Vicky persisted.

In November 2011 Newkidz on the Block facilitated the removal of her shack educare and replaced with a large new wooden Wendy House.

In May 2013 they facilitated interior & exterior maintenance and the installation of a large carport to extend the area of the centre to protect the children from the hot summer sun and shield them from the cold and wet winters.

Then in January 2016, a further investment was made and NPO Newkidz facilitated the removal of the wendy House and a brick structure was erected for the babies and young children in her care. What a difference!

“Vicky couldn’t believe it when she received the good news but, as mentioned above, she is a gem who deserves all the assistance she can get. Vicky started Zanethemba in 2009 with a huge heart, passion and just 5 children, she now has an amazing 60!!!”

We now assisted Vicky in building a safer boundary wall to prevent burglars from getting in and to keep the children safe!

A big THANK YOU to AURA properties and to the generous private donors that made this transformation possible.