Siyakhula Educare Center
EVERYTHING STARTS WITH A DREAM!
On 27th of April 2019, Villa Montebello and Top12Wines will generously host a Wine Tasting fund raising afternoon to help SIYAKHULA EDUCARE CENTER in their mission, under the MAFUBO umbrella (www.mafubo.org).
Top12Wines has been a proud partner of MAFUBO for years and as each time, the tasting will be hosted by Frederic Dasse. This will be one of our classic comparative blind tasting of the best reds of South Africa, where guests will be asked to rank the wines in order of preference, so that their combined ranking will be published and will feed the ongoing Top12Wines ranking of the red wines category.
Now, WHAT'S SIYAKHULA EDUCARE CENTER?
In the township of Guguletu, in the Barcelona neighbourhood, there is a nursery, Siyakhula Educare Center. Monique Mujawamariya, founder of Mafubo International network, has been involved in this neighbourhood for the past three years, aiming to improve the Barcelona children's living conditions, and trying to give peace of mind to the mothers who are looking for a safe place to keep their children. Siyakhula's founder, Sylvia MTULI is responsible, supportive and dynamic, but she does not have the funds to improve the place and this is where Mafubo steps in.
Indeed, if mothers (many of whom are single) want to feed their families, they must work and find a safe place where they may leave their children, as almost all of them are full time workerd. However, as you can see in the photographs, the conditions of the center are precarious, especially during winter when the children sleep on the ground, in cold and humid, uncomfortable and unhealthy conditions.
The volunteers and the Mafubo network convinced a company to give empty containers, that are now being modified to accommodate the day-care. The idea is that if the city wants to use the land, the day-care may be easily relocated.
The center now has all the basics needed to start construction, but still needs some additional funding to complete the project and buy new furniture, toys and equipment for the nursery. To date, two thirds of the budget has been secured and there is still R135 000 to raise.
We therefore ask for your generosity and solidarity. This is a nice opportunity to make a difference and take part in these children development. Mafubo will then keep you informed of the nursery development in future.
The aim is to finish the nursery before next winter which begins in June.
Thank you for your kind help!
Information to remember :
27th of April 2019
Starting at 3pm until 6pm.
MAFUBO will provide dishes during the tasting.
Should you not be able to attend the event, you may also contribute to this center by a donation on the following bank account :
Here is the nursery Siyakhula Educare Center
Here is the new Siyakhula Educare Center thanks to your support