This past weekend, the ProNature team spent time with the children at Sisiphiwo Pre School, Makhaza, Khayelitsha
It was an action packed two days with the children of Sisiphiwo Pre School in Khayelitsha. It was so much fun to be with the children, we painted Christmas decorations with the younger children and the older children took their time designing and painting the artwork for the wall with Frank Cmuchal a Graffiti Artist. The younger kids also drew pictures and wrote letters to their pen-pals in schools in Germany.
Myoli e.V., the German-based fundraiser has been working in Makhaza for some time now and the community highlighted Sisiphiwo Pre-School as a good venue for the community project.
Sandra Venzke (Pronature Team Member) joined the Founder, Barbara Waldschmidt and others in 2012, the organisation was founded as an official NPO in 2011 with the objective to support the community in Makhaza, Khayelitsha L-4-Food Programme, Go-4-Education Programme. ProNature is proud to say that Myoli e.V. and Sisiphiwo will remain our social responsibility beyond this workshop.
Khayelitsha means “our new home” in Xhosa, one of the eleven South African official languages. It is one of the three largest townships in South Africa and the largest in Cape Town. About 25 kilometers from Cape Town’s city center, around 1.5 million people live in homes, mostly made of sheet metal, wood or cardboard.Myoli e.V website
The children were delighted when they saw what they would be crafting over the two days, drawing, painting, graffiti, Christmas decorations. It was such a pleasure to work within the community, right where our support is needed most.