Jabez Pre-school Indoor Kitchen
Jabez Pre-school, located in the village of Justicia B in the Mpumalanga Province, opened in 2018, and was built and developed by More Community Foundation (MCF) for the local children of the Village who did not have access to an Early Childhood Development centre. The school has been completely dependent on MCF for both funding and management. Operations had to temporarily pause in 2020 due to the C-19 pandemic, and its consequential impact on available funding. It thankfully opened again on 01 March 2021. The school has 46 registered children, with 3 teachers and a security guard.
Our focus is on developing the school’s autonomy, preparing for an eventual hand over of the school management to the community (as per our vision for community programs to be led and run by members). The school will be registered as a Non Profit Organisation (NPO) with the Department of Social Development (DSD), so that they may receive ECD program support and resources.
We need to build an indoor kitchen for the school to ensure that the preparation and storage of the children’s food is protected and hygienic (for many children, this is their only meal of the day). This will also ensure that meals are available to the children in harsh weather and environment conditions.