Dalukhanyo Pre-school - Transformation through creativity


A little over a year ago the buildings at Dalukhanyo Pre-school were in desperate need of repairs and a fresh coat of paint. The LTPT Trust jumped in to raise funds to assist with some basic maintenance of the buildings. Our call for help to add some colour to the buildings also got the attention of See Saw Do, a social enterprise involved in several transformation projects in Langa. A couple of weeks ago, Dalukhanyo was selected as one of the beneficiaries of the Care and Share Initiative. Every year, Old Mutual dedicate two weeks towards giving back to communities. As part of this year’s initiative, and with the help of See Saw Do and 200 volunteers from Old Mutual, five Early Childhood Centres in Langa were transformed into bright and colourful spaces where children can be inspired to learn and play.

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City invites Capetonians to participate in Africa’s first Carrotmob

CITY OF CAPE TOWN MEDIA RELEASE
16 NOVEMBER 2011

The City of Cape Town invites Capetonians to participate in the very first Carrotmob on the African continent to be hosted at Maria’s Café on Dunkley Square, Gardens on Friday 18 November 2011 from 17:00 till 22:30.

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Dalukhanyo pre-school project

Uluntu Africa has been assisting Dalukhanyo pre-school in Langa, one of the oldest townships near Cape Town, for the past two years. Dalukhanyo is part of the Hostels to Homes project and provides care for babies and children up to 6 years old. Dalukhanyo is one of the few nursery facilities in Langa and fills the need for cheap and often even free daycare facilities to working parents and single mothers in the area.

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Harvesting the Seeds of Hope

Last Friday evening I attended the Seed to Table book launch at our local Kalkbay Bookshop. Knowing about the amazing work Abalimi Bezekhaya do, promoting amongst others organic community food gardens as a sustainable way of poverty alleviation in the Cape Flats Townships, I was very keen to find out about this intriguing new cookbook Seed to Table.

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Makazi’s - this guesthouse is making a difference

sisonke singenza amalukho - together we can make a difference”

We took a drive out the other day along the stunning coastal road from Muizenberg to Monwabisi Park in Khayelitsha, to visit the remarkable and unique Makazi’s Guesthouse. This little hidden gem is located in one of Cape Town’s sprawling informal settlements, and just a few hundred metres from the False Bay coast (in fact, you can see the ocean from the second story bedroom windows). Makazi’s forms part of the Indlovu Project, a community development initiative of the Shaster Foundation. The project was started in 2005 by Di Womersley and Buyiswa Tonono in order to offer care and empowerment opportunities to the residents of Monwabisi Park, and in the long run establish a sustainable eco-village in the township. The community centre consists of a clinic, a youth centre, an education centre, a skills development workshop, a large community hall that also doubles as a cinema, a small shop and a creche. In order to make the project self-sustainable, a volunteer organisation and Makazi’s Guesthouse was established to bring not only income, but also skilled volunteers into the community.

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Cape Town to launch Biodiversity Showcase Garden at Green Point Park

A Biodiversity Showcase Garden is being created near the Cape Town Stadium in Green Point. It is a special educational garden featuring over 250 plant species, artworks and interactive displays. This garden is one of the City’s Green Goal 2010 projects and a legacy for Cape Town. The gardens will be officially opened to the public at the beginning of November.

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Community Tourism at Bulungula




I recently had the privilege to join a press trip to the remote Wild Coast to visit some of the FTTSA accredited community tourism projects in the area. One of the establishments we visited was Bulungula Lodge, situated on a remote stretch of the Eastern Cape coast, overlooking a deserted beach and surrounded by rolling hills and coastal forest. Read more

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20th Anniversary of Hostels to Homes Project

Dalukhanyo and several other pre-schools in Langa and Guguletu celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Hostels to Homes Pre-School Projects on Saturday 22nd May 2010 with a well deserved party. Read more

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Dalukhanyo website launched




Dalukhanyo is a pre-school facility in the Langa township near Cape Town. The school provides care for babies and children between 3 months and 6 years old, up until the time that they can enter the mainstream education system.

Uluntu Africa has been involved in the creation of a website for the pre-school. Please visit the site and let us know what you think. We are also currently working with a few other operators to raise money for the school on an ongoing basis. Please contact us if you would like to get involved or contribute in any way.

Thanks to Lisa Losken from Lisa Losken Design Consultancy for the beautiful designs she has created for Dalukhanyo, and thanks to Louise De Waal from Baobab Travel for the stunning images that we used on the website.

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