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„Hello everyone, my name is Maria, I am 8 years old and I am in the third grade at Hout Bay Primary School. I attend classes there every day until 12.30 pm – for example English, Maths or Xhosa. After school, I visit the Aftercare. There I play with my friends and get help and support with my homework. I think it’s great that I get help with my homework, because unfortunately my mum can’t help me so effectively at home and I would understand less in class. I also get snacks at Aftercare, because I have usually eaten all of my food by then. I am so happy to be able to go to Aftercare every day because it means I don’t have to spend time playing in the street. My parents are not home yet at noon and in our township it is often very dangerous. There are dogs that bite and taxis that drive like maniacs through the small, narrow streets. But I am most afraid of the gangs that roam the township. It can happen that they steal from me – or worse. At Aftercare, I have supervision, even do yoga once a week and spend time with my friends. I’m glad it exists.“
To keep the Aftercare running and to give children like Maria the opportunity to play, learn and have a safe environment, we need your help!
The current Corona situation, which is currently coming to a head yet again in South Africa, also requires support. Our aftercare room at the primary school will be used as a so-called “Escape Room” in the future, which is why we have to get a new container to continue to offer the kids the possibility of aftercare. The costs amount to approx. 70.000 – 100.000 Rand (approx. 4.100 – 5.900 Euro) which we can only afford with a donation.
We are therefore particularly pleased about your support, because this way children like Maria will continue to receive the help and affection they deserve.