The Red Green & Gold Creche (RGG Creche) is an educational day-care and pre-school. It provides a safe, supervised, and educational environment to young children in the Marcus Garvey community in the Philippi Township six to seven days per week.
In the summer of 2011, the TCD Trust came into contact with a group of women who founded and run the Red Green & Gold Creche (RGG Creche), an educational daycare and preschool. The Creche provides a safe, supervised, and educational environment to young children in the Marcus Garvey community in the Philippi Township six to seven days per week. In a supervised and caring setting the RGG ladies foster curiosity and facilitate an interest in school and learning within and to children from a very early age.
The women at the creche are very inspiring individuals and the creche is creating real changes in their community. The impact is direct and the effects are huge, yet funds are scarce. The Creche women work every day of the week with neither an income nor salary. They are in the initial stages of creating an organic garden through which to provide fresh and healthy food to the children. They want to create a green space and play area behind the creche for the children to play. A number of the teachers are in the process of attaining their formal teaching certificates to improve their teaching skills, leading to a higher quality of education for the children. They are greatly motivated to improve the daycare and provide a quality education to the children, yet face a glass ceiling due to lack of capital and available resources.
Members of the Philippi community constructed a small shack that functions as the Creche’s building. While functional, the shack lacks insulation, plumbing, electricity and windows, and the roof is leaking. The TCD Trust loves to help this community to replace the shack with a warm, sturdy, and insulated structure, as every child is entitled to pursue his or her education in a warm and dry environment. The TCD Trust will build a Wendy House for the children at the RGG Creche. This Wendy House will give the children a warm place to educate, it will be a safe place during in summer and winter. In the Wendy House will also come some clean toilets, one for the boys and one for the girls. Besides the Wendy House, the TCd Trust will clean up the place and the play area for the children. So the children can play safely outside.
The Mount Nelson Hotel hosted an fundraiser on 3 September 2011. We raised close to R130 000.00 in one night! The raised funds will make it possible to build the proper Wendy House for this project! We thank the Mount Nelson Hotel who sponsored the venue, meal and wine on the evening, our guests who supported us, our sponsors who provided prizes for our raffle and auction, without you this would not have been possible.
We are very excited and very happy that we can support such a good project with enthusiastic individuals!