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THANK YOU, COUNTRY FRESH SOUTH AFRICA!

Since we opened Pebbles Klopperpark in July 2020, we have had to adapt and adjust to all the new regulations that the government had implemented in an attempt to keep our nation safe.

It hasn’t been an easy journey at all, but it is generosity received such as by Country Fresh that has carried us forward and helped us survive this trying time.

One of the regulations implemented for Early Childhood Development Centres is that each child has to have their own stationery and toys. Everything needs to be clearly marked and separate, and cleaned at the end of each day. Upon hearing this, we instantly commenced a hunt for containers that we could use to store these items!

We have 60 children at our school, and 31 children at Pebbles Primrose, so we knew that we had to quickly prioritize a hunt for almost 100 containers. We put out a request for containers on our social media platforms, and saw the most phenomenal response by our supporters and sponsors! But it wasn’t nearly enough…

Much to our surprise, Country Fresh actively located our cry for help on social media, and instantly showed interest! They escalated the need, and jumped through all the necessary hoops, urgently trying to help us with this matter.
And so, it was final! We received communication from them and delightfully went to visit them and pick up their generous donation!!

However, when we arrived on site, we instantly noticed that the ‘package’ seemed much bigger than we expected. It was at that moment that we were informed that they hadn’t just offered us 100 containers… they were donating 300 CONTAINERS! Triple the amount that we needed!!!

Words really cannot describe how blessed we feel by this somewhat “simple” donation. We were heard and actively helped by Country Fresh in a very trying and daunting time, and we will forever be grateful to the Country Fresh team!

Thank you so much Country Fresh, we really appreciate your generosity!

P.S: The little ‘attention-to-detail-bug’ inside us all is rejoicing at the fact that all the containers look the same, and the class looks so neat and colourful! Even that is a blessing

 

 

In March 2021, Pebbles Klopperpark was officially accepted as a MySchool under the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet loyalty programme! What a CELEBRATION!

 

Ukwakha Isizwe Foundation is constantly trying to find new ways to raise funding for our projects and beneficiaries without asking much of our supporters! There are creative programmes, such as MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet, where they’ve been established to support organisations WITHOUT requesting money from the public. Where the public is encouraged, in this case, to sign up for a virtual card and just show it at their next shop, which they were probably going to buy anyway.

That said, we are ecstatic to announce that we have been accepted into this programme, and we’re hoping you’ll jump on board and support us as your beneficiary of choice on MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet.

 

What you need to do?

  1. Sign up via https://www.myschool.co.za/portal/register. Download the MySchool App, so that you can have your virtual card with you whenever you shop!
  2. Select up to 3 causes you love (don’t forget to choose Pebbles Klopperpark as one of them!)!
  3. Shop at the partners, and we’ll receive a percentage of every swipe you make!

Here are some of the main partners where you can swipe your card at:

  • Woolworths;
  • loot.co.za;
  • Engen (the convenience store only);
  • Builders Warehouse;
  • Jack’s Paint;
  • Waltons;
  • Supa Quick;
  • See more here: https://www.myschool.co.za/partners/partner-search/

 

Please contact us if you’re having any difficulties, and would like our assistance!
admin@uifoundation.co.za | 011 616 4073

 

Pebbles Nursery School Klopperpark had it’s first concert and year end party on Saturday 26 November 2016. The children did so well and both parents and children thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Well done to the principal for 2016, Geraldine Tee and her staff, Cornerstone Church Life Team lead by Tebogo Ntuli, as well as the fundraising team, for doing an excellent job in setting up and catering. Pebbles Klopperpark were also able to give each child a Christmas shoe box, generously donated by a group of ladies and the fund raising team.

Pebbles Nursery School Primrose has seen incredible growth this past year, the school ended last year with ten children, of which two graduated and continued on to Primary School. This year Pebbles ended with 21 children of which 5 have graduated. The school celebrated the end of the year with their annual concert and graduation. The children had a wonderful time showcasing some of what they have learnt this year. The children were energetic and enjoyed the attention of being in the limelight. The parents celebrated with their children and applauded them proudly. It was also a lovely opportunity to thank all those involved with making it possible to keep the doors open at Pebbles Primrose this year.

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.

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