Thursday, October 4th 2012 was a very big day for the Ibhabhathane Community Centre because for the first time ever did a MEC visit the rural village of Riebeeck East and in particular the Ibhabhathane Centre.
The children of the Ibhabhathane Centre greeted the MEC for Social Development, Pam Majodina and the Mayor of Grahamstown, Joseph Peter with their usual warm spontaneity and our visitors found it very hard to hide their delightful smiles.The Ibhabhathane Centre was invited to share its beginnings and where the centre is now, its challenges and visions for the future.
And we certainly must have done something right because the Department of Social Development added the Ibhabhathane Centre to the list of funded Early Years Facilities, in the Makana area. We are absolutely delighted with this decision as it will lighten our financial burden considerably!
We are very happy to announce that for our monthly expenditure we only have to fundraise $300!
Less time spent on fundraising means more to time with programme implementation and more quality learning for our children. Just imagine for a moment each of our Global Giving donors committing to $15-$20 a month – what a difference you can make.
Desmond Tutu states the following: “Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good that overwhelm the world”
Thank you for helping us to deliver a quality Early Childhood Educational Service.
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