FRIENDS OF MUTALE

RAISING VENDA: toys for education

Friends of Mutale has been approached by a provincial representative of the Department of Health & Social Development to secure educational toys for over 50 crèches throughout the Venda region of South Africa.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 May 2011 to 12:00 AM, 1 December 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1129965)

Amount raised

£20

Donations

1

    Categories

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment

    Helping

Location

Situation

Throughout Venda, there is a dire need for children & educators alike to be provided with toys for educational and fun purposes, as the crèches in this region typically have up to 60 kids in one small room, with only the basics (paper, crayons, broken dolls, tyres) to play with.

Solution

Efforts are underway to organize toy collection centers in the United States & the United Kingdom. Donations of the following items are being accepted: dolls, Legos, large floor puzzles, wooden shape puzzles, balls, jump ropes, building blocks & paint brushes. Likewise, a box that is stocked specifically with educational toys for crèches can be purchased locally for R1590 (£150 ) through a South African charity, the Faranani Trust, which specializes in training rural crèche educators.

  • The crèches have up to 60 kids in one small room, with only the basics (paper, crayons, broken dolls, tyres) to play with.

    — Vince Mehers

  • The crèches have up to 60 kids in one small room, with only the basics (paper, crayons, broken dolls, tyres) to play with.

    — Vince Mehers