Meeting Community Leaders
A team from the Pebbles Nursery School Primrose went to the Makuasi Informal Settlement, in November 2016, to meet with the Community Leaders in order to discuss problems raised by the residents of Makausi. The concerns raised:
– That Pebbles Primrose was providing children with an education outside of the community.
– That these children should rather be benefitted at the local schools.
– That local schools were being robbed of the opportunity to educate these children.
– That the transport provided to the students should be provided by local taxi drivers and not be outsourced to individuals that are not part of their community.
After discussing the matters the team was able to assure the leaders that, the school only accept families, that are unemployed and in dire situations.
Pebbles Primrose have assured the leaders that the school will be working alongside them more closely. Pebbles will endeavour to involve more people from the community when work opportunities arise.
Lunga, the co-operative governance and traditional affairs leader of Makausi, managed the meeting well and was able to bring peace and relationship from the meeting. The relationship that was formed with the community leaders will continue to grow and bring about growth for the community and for Pebbles Primrose.