We have been visiting Hermanus with our wives Hilary, Thelma & Jill for a number of years. Yomelelani is a community project in the township adjoining Hermanus which provides early childhood development for children from very deprived backgrounds.
At this moment Yomelelani is embarking on a very exciting development which will involve nearly doubling the number of pre-school children places to 98 and the creation of a crèche for 52 babies.
We would like to share this story with any friends we think would be interested. We hope that you will spare a little time to explore the inspiring details regarding this project in our recently launched website www.yomelelani.co.za
We plan to circulate a newsletter from time to time to keep friends up to date on progress and we hope that you will find this as interesting and worthwhile as we do.
This is just a little note to thank you all for your wonderful support over the last year. What a year it has been!
The generous offer by Aqunion to rebuild and extend the school buildings materialised just after mid-year with commencement of the rebuilding work. We are now well into the programme which should finish around Easter time, end March 2016.
Despite the grants from the Government Departments, the uncovered cost of nutrition, teaching and new furniture and nappies for the soon to arrive nursery continue to be a worry. The level of donations, on the other hand, will hopefully fill the gap. We are so grateful to those who so kindly contribute.
Of particular note at the moment are the artists of Hermanus who have specifically painted a small picture each to raise funds and Bristol University in England who sold tickets for a Yomelelani fundraising night, collecting a similar sum.
Thank you all.
(School General Manager)