The Department of Social Development, parents, children and community members and leaders recently gathered to celebrate the launch of the Thari Ya Mme Educare Centre launched this week, in Hertzogville, Free State. This is one of Boshof Solar Power’s flagship education projects and the first of its kind for the solar farm. An entire crèche has been provided, which includes five fully equipped and furnished mobile classrooms that can easily and safely accommodate the 75 children that currently attend this facility. “We are excited to have been able to provide a crèche that is a better, safer and healthier environment for these young children and their teachers. We have no doubt that this will help to stimulate the love of learning and their development,” said Zuki Ndlela, Economic Development Officer for Boshof Solar Power. Additionally, a palisade fence, toilets, an office, sickbay, and even equipped kitchen has been installed. The crèche also has a storeroom and most importantly outdoor play equipment and educational material to stimulate the love of learning. The Department of Social Development had previously raised concerns regarding the infrastructure of the crèche. Inadequate structures threatened the crèche’s existence and funding from the Department for basic standards were not being met. Mpho Mogoera, School Principal of Thari Ya Mme Educare Centre commented on the enthusiasm of the children, “It has been empowering to have this new crèche built for us and truly wonderful that our children now look forward to coming to school each day. What a pleasure it is to see the joy light up their faces each morning.”
On Saturday, 7 September Ayepyep Lifestyle held its 2nd Annual Charity Golf Day at the Pretoria Country Club where participants gathered to play a round of golf, network and challenge the social-economic issues facing communities in which it operates. The purpose of the Golf Day event was to raise a substantial amount of money for the Kingdom of Life Children Centre and Leamogetswe Safety Home in Atteridgeville, Pretoria. The homes accommodate children from the age of 1 to 21 years. Ayepyep Lifestyle is aware of the social-economic factors faced by many South Africans on a daily basis, thus taking an initiative to make a difference in society has been one of their biggest priority. This year, the company focused solely on children development as it contributes positively in changing social challenges for a better tomorrow. “As our brand grows, we would like to contribute to as many people as we can to join in the fight against social challenges not only in the Pretoria region, but to as far as we can stretch. Our aim is to contribute positively in society through programmes such as employment creation, children development and the fight against drug abuse”, said the Ayepyep Lifestyle Management team. The event was attended by some of South Africa’s favourite talents, Jimmy Tau, Dj Milkshake, Dj Malwela, Lerato Kganyago and the first young black woman to qualify for the PGA Tour in Southern Africa, Bella Modisha.