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Tuesday, 26 February 2019 06:11
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The Zwavelpoort-based Kungwini Early Childhood Development Centre expanded to double its previous capacity. Thanks to support from corporate social investment initiatives and supporters, the centre can now accommodate up to 60 children.

The centre came to be in 2008, when Kungwini Welfare Organisation (KWO) saw a huge need for pre-school children in Zwavelpoort. It gives children the chance to attend a school readiness programme and provides them with balanced daily nutrition. 

KWO is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to improve the quality of life of vulnerable people and beneficiaries in their community. In addition to its early childhood development centre, it has been providing residential care for adults with disabilities, delivering social work services, managing community development programmes and providing a residential care facility for teenagers with special needs. 


The children enjoy riding on their brand new track
Photo’s: Supplied

The Ford Motor Company selected Kungwini Early Childhood Development Centre as a beneficiary. GlobalGiving facilitates the giving process for Ford by acting as the company’s point of contact with grantees throughout the grant making process.

Medipost Holdings, comprising Medipost Pharmacy, MediLogistics and Kawari, also selected the centre as a beneficiary. 

“The benefits of childhood development for improving the socio-economic conditions of individuals in later life and making a positive difference to the community as a whole over the longer term are well established,” says Rentia Myburgh, Medipost’s director of sales and marketing.

KWO also received a financial contribution towards the further development of the centre from Keller Williams Realty. Bladkon and Big Box Containers provided the concrete foundation and converted containers at considerable discounted rates to complete an important phase development.

On behalf of KWO, Daleen Botes expressed her gratitude to all the stakeholders for making this dream come true.

For more information, contact Kungwini Welfare Organisation at 087-096-0134 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

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