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Did you know: Breadline Africa provides infrastructure projects that benefit early childhood development (ECD – providing educational support to children between the ages of one and six years), and children and youth in literacy. Today, Breadline Africa is one of the biggest suppliers of converted shipping containers for poverty relief in South Africa and has delivered more than 330 containers to poverty-stricken communities across the country.
This focus is clustered into three main areas – Early Childhood Development (ECD), libraries and a range of similar container projects to uplift communities. In addition, Breadline Africa also provides initiatives (such as seaside outings, feeding programmes and school stationery support) to uplift the lives of young children – to #openimagination and #enablefutures.
http://breadlineafrica.org/what-we-do/ 

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A new kitchen for Emfundweni Educare Centre
Makhaza, Khayelitsha, Western Cape
30 September 2016
On Friday, 30 September 2016, Breadline Africa handed over a second converted shipping container to Emfundweni Educare Centre, in Makhaza, Khayelitsha.
The principal, Mrs Agatha Moss, saw that the children in her community were left untended during the day, while their parents were at work, leaving them vulnerable to harm. In 1995, she opened her day care centre to the children of Makhaza, keeping them safe and laying the first building blocks of their education.
Emfundweni (which means ‘a place for learning’) is home to 56 children between the ages of eighteen months and five years. Mrs Moss started the centre in a makeshift shack, but she had big ideas for the children. Within a short time, she employed early childhood development practitioners /teachers, who would help the children to learn the basic skills that they would need for ‘big school’ and in 2011, Breadline Africa supplied a container classroom.
As the educare grew, Mrs Moss and her dedicated team knew that hungry children are not able to learn and set about ensuring that each child had a good breakfast and a nutritious lunch. But the food was prepared in less than ideal surroundings and she was deeply concerned about the dangers of cooking with gas and the children being in close proximity to the stoves. Mrs Moss sent a request to Breadline Africa for a container kitchen.
Acting Director of Breadline Africa, Marion Wagner explains: “It was a huge problem, as the food was being prepared in an inadequate kitchen space located in a shack. The new container kitchen will allow for healthier meals in a much safer environment.”
Mrs Moss, the principal of the centre, expressed her gratitude to Breadline Africa and its dedicated donors for once again supporting her appeal to support the children in her community.
The principals of nearby Thubalethu Educare Centre and Seven Little Stars Educare Centre, who were representing the Khayelitsha Educare Forum, attended the opening ceremony. They conveyed their thanks and appreciation to Breadline Africa’s donors for giving the school a much-needed safe and hygienic kitchen.
The forum congratulated Mrs Moss on her work with the children of the Makhaza community, as they all shared the vision of the betterment of the children in their care.
The handover was a joyful one, with the children singing a special thank you song to the assembled guests. The event culminated in an official opening ceremony and a tour of the new container kitchen. #Charity #BreadlineAfrica #Donate
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Good morning, don’t let anyone ever dull your sparkle. Have an awesome day. http://bit.ly/29SObqe #Wavesforchange   #BreadlineAfrica   #Charity  

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Good morning, don’t let anyone ever dull your sparkle. Have an awesome day. http://bit.ly/29SObqe #BreadlineAfrica   #Charity   #NGO   #Wavesforchange  

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Get motivated! ‪#‎breadlineafrica‬ ‪#‎motivated‬ ‪#‎projects‬
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Riding the waves of change – using tech to do good.
Click here to donate: http://bit.ly/29kmVAq
South African non-profit organisation (NPO), Breadline Africa, in partnership with Waves for Change, an NPO based in Muizenberg, Cape Town, South Africa is using crowd funding to raise money to develop and expand a drop-in centre on Monwabisi Beach... for children from the nearby township of Khayelitsha, offering surf therapy and a safe space to build resilience, alleviate trauma and provide hope.
"Monwabisi Beach has a reputation for being one of the most dangerous beaches in the world," said Breadline Africa's director, Tim Smith. " And it's not just the big waves or the possibility of sharks."
Tim Conibear, founder of Waves for Change, explained that poverty and crime go hand in hand – and Monwabisi's proximity to Khayelitsha leaves visitors vulnerable to crime, especially from youngsters whose circumstances leave them with few options. But since July 2012, Waves for Change has been using surfing to alleviate the symptoms of trauma in young people and currently reaches more than 160 children each week. "Not only do the youth learn how safely negotiate the water on their surfboards, they learn coping skills and resilience from locally trained community coaches."
The organisation's centre currently consists of two 12-metre and one six-metre shipping container. Youth attend an average of two after-school sessions per week, where the coaches combine surfing with mentoring, health home-cooked meals and access to counsellors and social workers to improve the mental health of these young people who are in dire need of positive change in their lives.
The plan is to renovate the existing containers, add two new ones, located on top of the existing structures and create an open area – offering more space for Waves for Change's life changing interventions, breaking the cycles of negative behaviour in communities ravaged by violence, abuse and neglect.
You can help us to change lives, one wave at a time … to transform one of South Africa's most dangerous beach fronts into a haven for children to play and heal. click here: http://bit.ly/298pABm
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2016-07-05
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On Wednesday 29 June, Breadline Africa launched a prefabricated after-care classroom kindly funded by Containers for Life and de Brye Charitable Trust.
God’s Ark Community Centre is an after-care service that runs activities for 50 children from four nearby primary schools. Programmes at the centre are designed to develop and empower youth and contribute to community-building efforts as a mechanism to reduce the levels of crime and violence in the area. Activities include homework assistance, educational and cultural activities, and holiday programmes. All initiatives are geared towards offering healthy alternatives to crime, drugs, and other negative influences. http://breadlineafrica.org/press-releases/
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2016-07-04
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During this week, Breadline Africa has been joined by the Henley MBA team doing a project which is part of the Reputation and Responsibility module of @Henley’s Executive Modular MBA programme.
The team are focussing on reputation management and how it links to the achievement of the longer term purpose and sustainability of Breadline Africa. We are thrilled to have this opportunity to learn more on how we are perceived as a non-profit organisation operating in the early childhood development and literacy sector. The team are pictured below meeting with some of our beneficiaries at an ECD centre in Khayelitsha.
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2016-06-14
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Thanks to Engen’s CSC “Big Give” initiative, the children of Bright Minds ECD centre in Khayelitsha will be the happy recipients of toys, chairs, tables and blankets. Engen’s CSC staff were very creative in the design and layout of the various puzzles and toy blocks as shown in the pictures. The Principal of Bright Minds Community Educare, Christelle Wonderlik, was thrilled at the wonderful gesture and seen below at the handover on Friday 3nd June. Thank you to all staff at Engen Petroleum Head Office! Cape Times GivenGain Foundation The Engen's staff on the photo below; Driekie Reynolds, Renee Kemm, Melanie Holland, Edna Titus, Christelle Wonderlik of Bright Minds, Thandiswa Adin staff from Breadline Africa. +Engen Petroleum +Breadline Africa +children charity Foundation 
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