Pearl Community Development Project, Helderberg
With the financial assistance of the Hope and Reconciliation Trust, various early childhood development centres in the Helderberg area were able to benefit from the AmazingBrainz programme.
Rustenhof (Rustenhof, Firgrove)
Croydon (Faure Wine Farms)
Babbel en Krabbel (Rust en Vrede)
AmazingBrainz is a programme that focuses on marginalised communities, giving an age-specific, carefully mapped out day-programme for each age-group from 3 months to 5 years old. The programme aims to catch up lags in developmental milestones often found in children growing up in poor socio-economic conditions and maximises school readiness and learning capacity of children before they turn six.
Various other infrastructural improvements were made to these schools, in order to faciliate an optimal learning environment:
- Creation of independent classrooms
- Storage facility for classroom equipment
Further developments are planned in the area.