Huntington village’s only day care for babies from birth to two years of age was started in 2008 by three volunteer ladies from Huntington Home Based Care, with the aim of sending all teenage mothers back to school. These young girls do not have any means of support for their children.
Babies are left by their mothers at 06h00 when they leave for school and are collected again at 15h00. The toddlers are sent across to Henna preschool when they turn 2,5 years of age.
The name ‘New Beginnings’ was officially given to the day care by John & Jocelyn Lecluse from Canada who visited Huntington village to find that 27 babies were all taken care of in just one playroom. They both went back home and worked together with Tides Foundation to raise money to build two proper playrooms.
Together, we can do more – if possible, please assist us with a sponsorship:
Sponsor a child for a month > R232 (US$16)
Sponsor a child for a year > R2 898 (US$200)
Feed a family for a month > R1 446 (US$100)
Sponsor a teacher’s first-aid training > R652 (US$45)