Thanks to your donation, Planeterra supported the pre-school by providing children with an opportunity to earn an education and receive additional support from their families. Funds were used to provide an ongoing meal program for the children and early childhood education.
The Red Hill Township settlement has been slowly expanding over the last 20 years to house displaced Africans and refugees living in poverty post Apartheid. Approximately 2,500 people live in this area, in houses made from scrap materials such as iron and wood. Many are unemployed and unable to provide their children with food and proper education. The Red Hill Pre-School was closed in 2007 and then re-opened in 2008 through a partnership with the Happy Africa Foundation. The community is undergoing another transition as the community has now formed into a larger amalgamation of townships. Council and governing of the school system and housing will be transitioned to be run by the community, combining all schools into a larger education centre for all children in the area.
The Red Hill Pre-School is located in the informal settlement of Red Hill Township, on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa. The Pre-School is attended by over 30 children between the ages of 2 and 6. They attend school 5 days per week and are provided with two meals each day. Educational activities include outdoor play, singing, dancing, art, reading, writing and many more.