Zisize Centre KwaQatha


Zisize's centre at KwaQatha is a dream come true. It has enabled us to make rapid forward strides in all projects. The library wing is well used, as a training venue both for Zisize's educational development worker and by the Department of Education


The library has been equipped by donations from Schools4Schools, Pearsons and the NDA. Louise Vilen assisted greatly in organising the library when she came as a volunteer in 2006. Children of all ages come to read and borrow books.


In the mornings the drama group practice there (right)

The library is also the venue for homework club where up to 30 children and young people come every evening to do their homework, study and have help from our study supervisor.


In the school holidays it becomes a hive of activity during the play schemes




Right is the exterior of the library wing prior to the gardens being fuly established. Below left is the creche wing after gardens have matured. Below right, inside the creche wing. We could not afford floor covering, so painted it as a temporary measure.


Children's art is encouraged (below) at creche
As is outdoor play (below).
The creche is also home to the youth activities, art activities during holiday programmes, film shows, dances and concerts like the one below given for ANSA representatives including Carlos Santana & Alfre Woodard seen in the centre picture watching a Zulu dance
Outside we not only have a creche play area but an assault course built by Dave, Jeff, Nerys & Tony from De Beers & PSA. It was intended to be challenging enough for teenagers but children of all ages use it.
Vegetable Gardens started by children in a 2006 holiday play scheme have been expanded to cover large areas of the KwaQatha site. This food is then distributed to the school feeding schemes and families in need
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