The CMH Kempster Ford Randburg Team had a great day out at Emthonjeni Community Centre and is proud to be affiliated with the Adopt a School Initiative.
About Emthonjeni Community Centre:
Emthonjeni has its roots deep within the community it serves believing that all people, no matter what age, race, gender, social and economic position or abilities, have opportunities to contribute to society and promote social upliftment.
Care-based, relationship orientated services at Emthonjeni include:
- Sport & Recreation
- Community Care
Early Childhood Development
South Africa has over 5 million children up to the age of four, and another 6 million between the ages of five and nine. These children are South Africa’s future. They are going to head up homes, communities and businesses in the years ahead.
Educational research has shown that a child’s brain is already developed 80% by the age of four and that they learn their most crucial life lessons and values in the early years of their lives.
Impact kids ensures that two hundred (200) children of Kwaggafontein and Kromdraai are receiving the best possible pre-school education to equip them to lead fulfilling lives and that pre-school teaching standards are being maintained across the board.
Over the years we have realized that the greatest impact on a child’s life happens before he/she turns 7 years of age and that if we want to holistically nurture and develop children into the best person, we have to start working at a very young age. This is how the need for a top-quality pre-school, within walking distance, in Zandspruit, was identified.
Our Pre-School Programme has been running for nine years and we have 60 pre-schoolers, being taught by three qualified teachers in three groups.
Emthonjeni strongly believes in holistically caring for the communities we so deeply love; by enlisting the help of the greater community, we offer them the opportunity to be a part of something that is for the greater good of all.
Community Care Initiatives include:
- Caring for the well-being of our senior citizens
- Reaching out to vulnerable children
- Blanket and Food Drives
- Mandela Day Celebrations
- Disaster or Care Fund (Shack Fires/Flooding)
- Corporate Outreach Programs
About the Community Food Gardens / Vegetable Gardens:
The Community Food Gardens at Emthonjeni is our chosen way of giving back to the community.
CMH Kempster Ford Randburg sponsored the upgraded fencing around the Vegetable Gardens for a safe and secure future for this entrepreneurial endeavour for the community.
The objective of these gardens is to improve the nutritional status of vulnerable people, supply vegetables to 3 nutritional kitchens, provide food for self-consumption and generate income for these individuals.
At Emthonjeni we have set aside land for sustainable vegetable gardens. Senior citizens from Zandspruit Informal Settlement are given the necessary training, seeds and tools to successfully plant their gardens.
We consider this vegetable garden to be an extremely beneficial initiative as it addresses the very real and practical nutritional needs of the aged.
CMH Kempster Ford Randburg plans to continue our support of this amazing centre and all it is doing for the community starting with Blanket and Food Drives.
For More Information: www.emthonjeni.co.za