The EMS Foundation delighted the children who attend the Sunrise Educate Centre today with new shoes.
“Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of mineworker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the President” Nelson Mandela
This inspirational quotation is visible as you enter the doors of this day school for children aged under six. Berenice Bougaard, is the founder of Sunrise Educate Centre and this quotation could not be more apt.
Vrygrond is one of the first informal settlements in the Western Cape, the inhabitants face many challenges on a daily basis. This school is a safe haven and an escape from the harsh reality of poverty for the children fortunate enough to attend.
The EMS Foundation has also donated the services of a painter and the materials to help complete the new building. The teachers and children are looking forward to moving into a new, bright and damp-free environment.
The EMS Foundation has also donated food to the school during the COVID_19 pandemic, the forced lockdown has meant that the daily economic struggle has become even more difficult.
The incredible teachers and carers at this school make sure that the children never go home hungry.
If the children who pass through these doors are given an opportunity to realise that there is another world, they will be inspired to work their way out of their present, dire circumstances.
Image Credit: Megan Carr and Michelle Ubsdell
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