The Durban staff of one of South Africa’s largest home loans providers, SA Home Loans, moved into Siyakhula Crèche in Waterloo to renovate, restore and repaint classrooms and playground equipment. This was the first project they had undertaken in partnership with The Domino Foundation and Angel Projects to establish a relationship with the Waterloo community.
Angel Projects, whose aim is to facilitate community projects with corporates, had identified the crèche through The Domino Foundation’s Early Childhood Development programme.
Angel Projects’ Managing Director, Brenda Scheepers, said “The long-range objective of the exercise is to upgrade the crèche’s infrastructure to help pave the way for Siyakhula to achieve compliancy for registration with the Department of Social Development”.
After an exhausting but thoroughly satisfying day, Mpilo Vilakazi, SA Home Loans CSR Chairperson, spoke for all the participants in the day’s programme: “Our aim is to use the impact of this refurbishment to open up greater development opportunities in the Waterloo community in the future”.
Seen in a break from wielding a paintbrush with Mrs Angela Nhlangulela, owner of Siyakhula Crèche, are Tarin Stephenson (Donor Relations Manager at The Domino Foundation), Brenda Scheepers and Mpilo Vilakazi.