The Ibhabhathane Community Centre

It is our mission to provide access for all children of the community to an effective Early Childhood Development Programme, in a safe and caring environment that will prepare our young children to enjoy a successful start in a formal learning environment.
Mar 28, 2014

Training For Rural Pre-School Staff!

Pots and Pans can talk! A delightful conversation!
Pots and Pans can talk! A delightful conversation!

At first the experience was daunting …the terminology just too strange and day one, just too overwhelming – we were ready to give up ……………. However, after a motivational session, we realised we can’t walk away from something just because it feels too difficult… we persevered…..

The Ibhabhathane Community centre was one of 25 NPOs in the whole of the Cacadu District to be selected to participate in the National Development Agency’s training roll-out for 2014.

Modules on Governance, Financial Management, Resource Mobilisation and Conflict Management were covered and for our two young staff members from a small, rural village, the initial dread was quickly replaced with glowing faces and great pride.

Education unlocks potential – for sure! For Loretta and Nobelungu the above experience was life changing and their capacity to contribute towards the Ibhabhathane and therefore the community has grown immensely.

And for the above, we have to thank you, our donors. Because it is your donations that make it possible, to deliver a service that builds confidence in those agencies who want to invest in our capacity development.

We thank you for that.

Proud staff and children
Proud staff and children
Pure concentration
Pure concentration


Feb 14, 2014


No fencing between busy road and playground
No fencing between busy road and playground

The New Year is nearly two months old and packed with promises to resolve pressing challenges at the Ibhabhathane Community Centre.

The biggest and most costly challenge we are facing is to fence in our playground. The Centre takes care of 36 little children form age 1-5 years old – and as you know, little children are like jelly, they wobble here, wobble there and before you know they are in the street running after a ball, completely unaware of dangerous traffic. At present the playground offers no fencing between a busy street and the patch of grass the children are using as a playground.

Not only will a fence protect our children but also allow child minders to give quality attention to outside activities.

The staff and children are very keen to start a permaculture vegetable garden which will greatly supplement our nutrition programme but up to now this has only been a vision as the reality is munched up by roaming pigs, sheep and goats.

The area to be fenced in equals’ 1200square metres which will cost $1500-$2000 - less than $2 a square metre! We would like to see the area fenced in during the first semester of this year and would urgently urge you to join us in this project. A great way to make sure a little child has a safe place to play.

Thank you for your incredible support

We look forward to hearing from you

Our warmest greetings

Yolande Delport

Project Director

A much needed safe place to play
A much needed safe place to play
A determined Imange - i want to feed myself!
A determined Imange - i want to feed myself!


Dec 11, 2013


Did you know that a child who attends a quality Early Years
facility has a 70% better chance to have a successful school career? That his
or her chance finding work and supporting themselves or their families is 65%
better than a child who has had no access to Early Years Education?

Every time you give, our capacity to deliver a service that
will bring about real change, increases.

The Ibhabhathane Community Centre has 37 children attending the
educational programme at the centre.

The Nutrition Programme continues to provide 60-70 meals
every day.

Our computer literacy programme not only offers digital
learning to our little ones and the local school children but provided valuable
learning support to the learners preparing for their final exams during the
last quarter.

Local volunteers are sharing their crochet and needle work
skills with the elderly and are producing bright and colourful work.

The centre will relocate to a new building in January 2014.
This is very exciting as it will help us to expand our programmes and reach a
wider community.

The Ibhabhathane Community Centre sincerely appreciates your
care and generous giving. Your contribution mobilises our vision to make
inroads in to the poverty situation prevailing in rural towns in the Eastern
Cape, South Africa. 

We thank you for considering this project and bringing about
change for good.

Warmest greetings


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