Dikatlego Crèche in Nokaneng Village is in a better condition, this is all thanks to MDT8 Group, a company doing business with the local mines in Sekhukhune.
The company managed to repaint the crèche’s shack; they also donated an avalanche of toys, teaching aids as well as groceries to the centre. The kids are currently playing with brand new seesaws, chairs, benches that were handed by the Good Samaritans.
Simon Thobejane, one of the company’s founders, told Sekhukhune Times that he was saddened by the dire conditions of the crèche while driving around the village.
“The shack was dilapidated; the yard was also not conducive to learning. I also realised there were no toys outside. We then decided to help, it’s a bit catchy and attractive now and I am sure the kids will love it. We are also planning on erecting a proper classroom for the kids in 2020.”
Rebecca Maroga, principal of the crèche, said that they had opened the facility a few years ago to help care for young children whose parents are at work.
“The generous donation is warmly welcomed. The children used to sit on the floor. We are thankful to the good Samaritans who have helped us with the much-needed toys and equipment,” Maroga added.
The kids were also thankful for the donations. They ululated cheered and sang. Some even rendered poems praising the MDT8 group for the much needed donations.
In his conclusion Thobejane said, “We decided to develop this crèche in order to improve education in this area. Children are our future leaders and, if we nurture them well, we will have good leaders of tomorrow. Some of them will even work for the MDT8 Group in future”
MDT8 Group is a company founded by Simon Thobejane , Mokgaetji Bungana and Mike Mashamaite.