Daily Archives: July 20, 2018

Umzomhle Educare Centre

Today, as part of our Madiba centenary celebrations, the Film industry Fund handed a new classroom to Umzomhle Early Childhood development Centre in Khayelitsha. The donation was to the value of R100 000,00. Breadline Africa match funded this project.

We once again partnered with Breadline Africa in this incredibly worthy cause.

It is not insignificant that our President has this week handed half of his salary to the Nelson Mandela foundation specifically for ECD’s and that Madiba whom we celebrate this month cherished children and recognized that education is the key to our success.

It is proven that much of a child’s cognitive development takes place before grade 1 and this is why it is so important to support these institutions.

Mama Elizabeth, the principal of the school which she has run for 21 years was overjoyed at the new edition which will allow them to split their pre grade r and grade r classes and provide better for the 160 students.

We also gave the 160 kids a small lunch pack each consisting of three fruits and a small packet of sweets.

A story of Hope

On Wednesday 18th July, Mandela Day, we handed a cheque for R50 000 to Atlantic Hope based in an area where we often film. (its a safe house so we cannot share more info on where it is)

Atlantic Hope was founded by Marilyn May, an Enrolled Staff nurse registered with the South African Nursing Council and a member of the Society of Private Nurse Practitioners of South Africa.

She has over a decade of experience and expertise as a nurse in well-baby clinics, as a lactation counsellor, and as an Advanced Doula registered through WOMBS. She has successfully completed the Safe Care and Foster Parent Training Programme at Agape Community Services.

Marilyn is recognised by the Provincial Western Cape Department of Social Development as an approved safety parent, with a focus on child protection, and works closely with numerous Social Services in the Western Cape and surrounds.

Established in 2010, Atlantic Hope is a safety house for vulnerable babies, providing temporary and immediate placement within a safe and loving environment.

They provide basic developmental, physical and mental care. Medical needs are prioritised, and babies are fed, kept warm, and given affection in a stable environment.

Atlantic Hope is legally approved to house up to six babies at one time, for short stays. We look to accommodate more babies for longer stays, providing care whilst legal decisions and proceedings determining the child’s future are conducted. This vision would require larger premises as currently we operate out of the founder’s home.