Injongo Crèche, situated in Mfuleni supports 85 children. Founded by Mavis Ngcongolo, a courageous resident determined to give the children of Mfuleni better opportunities, and supported by Matchbox with whom we have partnered, this project and partnership aligns with our core objective to provide meaningful support for our local communities.
Matchbox is a Cape Town-based non-profit organisation aiming to improve the quality of life and learning for young children living in South Africa’s underprivileged township communities.
A positive and safe environment is crucial for children to realise their potentials and grow into confident, positive adults. They are committed to supporting informal daycare centres in need through spacial upgrades, as well as empowerment and skills training for caregivers and parents.
In partnership with the communities, Matchbox develops improvement strategies for those existing informal centres. They design and build child-friendly play and learning spaces in the most ecologically and economically sustainable way, while caregivers and parents participate in skills training and health workshops facilitated in cooperation with their local partner NGO Power-Child.
Once upgraded, the crèches meet official requirements, are eligible for subsidies and achieve economic independence and a sustainable future.
For further information, visit Matchbox’s website here.