Rhiza Babuyile together with its partners, Neopak and Contribute Foundation launched the Ebuhleni Preschool for the community of Tembisa on the 3rdof April 2019. The state of the art preschool is aimed at preparing township children for primary school and transferring quality education to the children for their developments.
Rhiza Babuyile as a non-profit organization that prides itself in developing townships through holistic community development which includes programmes related to healthcare, skills development, enterprise development and education is proud of this move. The organisation joined forces together with Contribute Foundation and Neopak to build a better and welcoming home for the community children who will enjoy learning.
Neopak is a corrugated packaging business that partners with leading global and local brands to deliver smart packaging solutions. As responsible stewards of the environment, packaging produced for the consumer goods sector is predominantly recycled in nature and supports a continued drive for sustainability.
“Neopak’s recent partnership with Rhiza Babuyile enables our organisation to provide similar solutions to our communities. Through the Ebhuleni Preschool children are able to receive quality education in a safe environment whilst creating jobs for local ECD teachers. We are proud to have played a role in making this happen.” Jenny Soodiyal (HR Director, Neopak)
The principal of the preschool, Jeanette Ndlovu could not hold back her excitement and expressed her feelings when she said: “We have been struggling for years as we were operating in a shack with only 16 children, the space was really small. Since Rhiza Babuyile came into our lives we have seen a lot of difference. Now we have a bigger and a better place for our children. The thing that I like is that the centre where it is now is closer to a high school, taxi rank and is accessible to everyone.”
The preschool now has four big classrooms, office, kitchen, spacious toilet facilities for boys and girls as well as a playground. The preschool has since been an attraction to community people.
Rhiza Babuyile ECD Manager said; “When we started our ECD programme, we did some research and discovered that developmental milestones of the children are not met before primary school. This is the reason we implemented this programme to prepare children for primary school.
“Through our ECD programme we ensure that children get better quality education by placing them according to their age groups. Principals and teachers get a six months ECD training course to be able to transfer skills to children. We also have a proper curriculum that helps teachers to develop the milestones of children.”