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Lusanda Creche

Location: Samora Machel Settlement, Philippi, Cape Town - May 2015

 Project Type: Creche Upgrading

Project DescriptionPrior to our engagement at Lusanda, the creche was in a very small structure that was leaking and unsafe.  The harsh rains of Cape Town’s winters caused frequently flooding in the space.  In collaboration with Catholic Welfare and Development, Ikhayalami built a completely new structure for Lusanda, one built up on a raised concrete foundation that will prevent flooding in the future. Ikhayalami’s build team created three new rooms for the creche: one big room for the children, a kitchen, and a room for the owner to stay in.  These children are no longer forced to stay in a dilapidated, unsafe learning environment, but are now in a healthy, secure, and safe creche.  

  • Goals:
    • Partner with CWD to improve a creche in Samora Machel Informal Settlement 
    • Provide a place of safety, health, and learning for the vulnerable and disadvantaged children at Lusanda
    • Continue our project of upgrading as many creches in informal settlements in Cape Town as possible   
  • Impact:
    • Created a place of safety for vulnerable children in Samora Machel Informal Settlement 
    • Enhanced and improved the standard of health for all the children attending the creche
  • Project Collaborators: Catholic Welfare and Development 


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