Grace Thandiwe Ngcongo

Silindokuhle creche & pre-school

What does your company do?

Our NPO is a child-minding facility which is currently housing 106 beneficiaries, ages from 3 months up to 6 years. We engage in early childhood development while protecting and providing daily nutrition twice daily five days a week.

What is your biggest success?

Our greatest achievement has been able to secure 4 hectares of land to engage in poultry and vegetable farming. This initiative has been successful and we are able to fundraise and sustain our feeding scheme which includes the daily supply of 2 nutritious meals for 106 children and also provide for community members. This initiative has been of great assistance because subsidy from the department of Basic Education is not consistent yet children need to be catered for everyday regardless of any situation, there is no compromise when it comes to their daily nutrition.

What has been your biggest hurdle?

Our biggest hurdle is security as our institution has undergone a series of 3 burglaries. Our Jojo tanks were vandalized, computers for children were stolen. The building which we had planned to use as a bakery and a baking school was also vandalized.