The Bundle of Joy Creche
The Bundle of Joy Crèche

The Bundle of Joy Crèche in Mshayazafe in the eNanda area of Durban, South Africa has been receiving ongoing support from The Rotary Club of Durban North and from the “Stichting Nelis van Dril”  – an organisation in the Netherlands who provide funding for a Crisis Feeding scheme which is managed by Liesbeth Nicolai. Over the years, the club has been able to give the crèche a JoJo tank, Tom shoes, Christmas presents, toys  & treats and help out whenever needed such as rebuilding a wall which collapsed after heavy rains.

Bundle of Joy was started in February 1987 by Beatrice Nkanyana who still manages and lovingly cares for the over 80 children at the crèche.

What it is all about - helping children get the best start in life no matter their circumstances.
What it is all about – helping children get the best start in life no matter their circumstances.
Some of the food delivered to Bundle of Joy
Basic but wholesome & nutritious food is regularly delivered to Bundle of Joy thanks to the Stichting Nelis van Dril funding

The vision has always been to replace the dilapidated and run down classrooms.  Once those are completed, resources will still be needed for: rebuilding the ablution block which is in a very sad and unhygienic state, a retaining wall, classroom equipment, mattresses, blankets, teaching aids, kitchen revamp with new equipment, additional training for the teachers, fencing around the property, a secure entrance gate, lighting, updated playground equipment, astroturf and gardens.

2 of the Classrooms
2 of the Classrooms
The ablutions are unhygienic and in dire need of replacing.
The ablutions are unhygienic and in dire need of replacing.

Now, thanks to M Projects, the vision is starting to become a  reality! M Projects are donating 2 classrooms to be erected at Bundle of Joy.  Thanks to funds raised from our recent Golf Day, the club is able to pay for the slab that needs to be laid prior to M Projects going on site.  Watch this space!

M Projects

UPDATE: 24 May 2016

The slab is going in! The ground is being cleared, foundations are being dug and we are hoping that the slab will be able to be “thrown” very soon.

Ground being levelled
Ground being leveled
Ground cleared
Ground cleared

UPDATE: 31 May 2016

Bundle of Joy

bundle of joy 2

UPDATE: 12 JULY 2016

The slab is in! A meeting was held on site with Andrew Herron of M Projects who took the final measurements and indicated that it will take two weeks to make up the panels and thereafter two weeks to install / erect them. Such excitement!

The slab is in.
The slab is in.

UPDATE: 23 AUGUST 2016

After a few delays thanks to torrential rains and trucks breaking down – the progress on site is amazing!

23 August 2016
23 August 2016
23 August 2016
23 August 2016

UPDATE 9 SEPTEMBER

September 2016
September 2016

 

UPDATE 1 MAY

Sign up and classrooms occupied!

Bundle of Joy Creche May 2017

 

JULY 2017

Thanks to the funds raised by our Golf Day Fundraiser – new ablutions were installed.

Resoloo ablutions complete

 

How wonderful to see the difference made at Bundle of Joy Creche!

Classroom for the older children
Classroom for the younger children