The dedicated people of Kuyakhanya Educare Centre tell their stories
I am Nomo Afrika and I come from Matatiala. Now my home is in Barcelona, in a small village in Cape Town.
I am the cook at Kuyakhanya Educare Centre and I prepare the food for all the children.
While the teachers take care of their minds, I take care of their tummies.
It is a job that is done with much love for these little people.
I am Khanyisa Zono. I moved to Cape Town from King William's Town.
My job at Kuyakhanya Educare Centre is to help look after the group of about 30 children of age two and under.
They require special care and love and I try to give them these things - like a mother would.
I have a child of my own who has to live with my mother in King William's Town.
I now live in a shack in Town Two of Khayelitsha.
My name is Jostina. I am originally from Bloemfontein but now I live in one of the small villages in Cape Town.
I work as a child practitioner and am responsible for looking after about 30 children from babies to 2 year olds.
I would love to study further and learn more about taking caring of young children.
I have discovered I enjoy looking after children of this age group and really love them.
My name is Andiswe Ndabami. I am a child practitioner at Kuyakhanya Educare Centre and an very passionate about my work.
I look after a class of about 26 children aged from 2 to 3 years and while they are quite a challenge at this age, it is a challenge I love and one that makes me happy in my work.
Taking good care of our children is very important for our nation.
I live with my mother and father and have one child of my own.
My name is Namakhaya Gubuza.
I live in a small village in Khayelitsha and work at Kuyakhanya Educare Centre.
I am an early childhood practitioner and take care of children of ages 4 to 6. This is the pre-grade R class.
I have a son of 3 years of age and hope one day to study further and become a qualified Grade R teacher.
My job is a job of love, and a job I love.
This is my serious, hatless face but in my work, I have many faces and many hats
click the picture to see some of my other faces and hats
I am Beauty Gubuza, the person who began the Kuyakhanya Development Project. Kuyakhanya Educare and Aftercare Centre grew from the need to take care of the children and grandchildren of people learning, training and working in the Kuyakhanya Development Project. We found other premises for Kuyakhanya Craft and opened Kuyakhanya Educare Centre and Aftercare here where I live because of all the space we need. I therefore sharing my home with the classrooms and all the children of the Centre.
Between the educare centre and the craft training programme, I believe Kuyakhanya is making a difference in our community and that is my driving force. I always want to do more and hope that we can grow and find the resources to continuing to develop our work, provide better care for the children, and help more and more of our fellow Khayelitsha families to also make a difference.
My work is not just my passion, it is my life.
Kuyakhanya is a development project based in Mandela Park, Khayelitsha, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Lead by Beauty Gubuza, it includes Kuyakhanya Crafts, and Kuyakhanya Educare and Aftercare Centre
Last Updated 19 January 2013 10:50
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