Emmanuel Educare Centre is an incredible childcare centre located in Khayelitsha, that we partnered with at the end of 2019. It is owned and run by a courageous woman called Elthia Mgauli who converted her own home into an educare centre with minimal resources. When we visited the centre we were so impressed with what she had created with so little! We identified a wonderful opportunity to help the centre by providing renovations that were desperately needed. With two of our founding members being interior designers and having connections in the building industry, we knew knew we could make a positive impact by assisting them with renovations to their childcare centre.
We are delighted to share with you some pictures of the renovations which include: new electrical and plumbing throughout the centre, build of toilets and shower, build of new office space, renovation of garage into an incredible play area, new windows, painting of walls, new flooring and lighting and interior decorating including playful vinyls and pictures on the wall.
We are very proud to share with you our supporters, the wonderful kind words of thanks from the centre:
“Once again thank you so much for the HUGE contribution you all made to the transformation of the Emmanuel Educare Centre from a sad, bleak, run-down facility to a top-of-the-range modern functional crèche probably unequalled anywhere in the Cape Metropole. …. It’s hard to find the words to thank you but we trust you will believe us when we say what you have done for us is beyond our wildest imaginings.
Quite apart from the remodelling of bathrooms, kitchen and garage, we are so impressed with the ingenious way you have maximised the limited floor space even adding a neat little office for the head mistress. The quality of the workmanship is mind boggling and we thank also the contractors, and their talented builders, painters and other professional craftsmen who have brought your conceptualisation to reality. We particularly appreciate that the builders did not plaster over inferior walls and floors but spent days re-doing the inferior workmanship of the original builders”.