Baz Bus Community Events Wednesday 8 August 2012.

Visit to Babes Crèche and Elundini Home for the Disabled Children in Du Noon

Babes Educare Centre – a preschool

This is a pre school run by Harriet and her helpers. Harriet is a woman with a big heart. She has a small structure next to her home where she houses 75 kids. The age range is from 2 – 4 yrs of age. The kids are well looked after and get fed by her twice a day. The crèche times are from 6am to 6pm.

When we visited them earlier in the year they were in dire need of equipment in terms of educational learning aids and blankets for the winter. We have adopted this project and stocked them with educational boxes that the helpers can use to educate and teach the children. We also bought blankets for all the children and the Union for Jewish Women supplied beanies for each child. Each child received a food pack and a toy pack which they thoroughly enjoyed. Harriet also needed a pot which she can use to cater in bulk for the children and we also took a pot through to her after the visit!

Since our visit early in the year she has built 2 additional rooms. Her aim is to split the children into the relevant age groups and prepare the children for school. These rooms are still to be completed in terms of painting and flooring and they are also looking to close an outside section so that there is ground for the children to play and exercise in. They have no ablution facilities so all buckets and potty bowels are outside for them to use.

We are going to be assisting them with achieving some of these goals and we are working with the Union of Jewish Women who will also raise funds to complete these long term projects.

We had an amazing morning with the children who were very proud to sing for us and impress us.

Elundini Home for the Disabled Children

This is one of our ongoing projects which we been actively involved in over the years by sponsoring funds towards a bus, ablution facilities and educational equipment for the children.

We treated the children to food packs and toy packs and had a magician show to entertain themn for the morning.

Indy and her volunteers offer their help to look after these disabled children without earning much for their selfless service to these children. The dedication required to look after a disabled child is enormous and very time consuming so these ladies do a great job.

We will be visiting these crèches again in November and they uplifted our day with their smiles and resilience to life!!!