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Endulo Creche: A Beacon of Hope in a Community Struggling with Poverty

Updated: Aug 30, 2023


Set in the far north-western reaches of Kwazulu Natal, a small village called Endulo, is picturesquely positioned overlooking the Amakhosi Private Game Reserve and the Mkuze River. In stark contrast to the sweeping scenery, almost all the residents live well below the poverty line, with no access to basic amenities. However, amidst the challenges, a beacon of hope shines bright - the Endulo creche.


The Endulo creche epitomises community upliftment, and it owes its existence to the Kingsley Holgate Foundation (KHF). Richard Mabanga, a friend of Kingsley and Project Rhino's Rhino Art spokesman, discovered Endulo village while distributing food hampers during the pandemic. Since then, KHF has been instrumental in supporting the village members, and they recently helped build and equip the Endulo creche.


The creche, which currently comprises a one-roomed building with a veranda attached to it, has been transformed into a safe and joyful space for the children. The addition of a new shaded area designed and installed by Tenthouse Structures, protects the children from the harsh sun rays while they play and learn. We are grateful to Richard Mabanga for his support in procuring and planting the 9 poles needed for the shade project and housing the THS outreach team at Bhekeweni Camp on his homestead.

The impact of the project cannot be overstated. It has brought joy, comfort, and safety to a community that desperately needed it. Moreover, it reminds us that we all have the power to make a difference. By coming together and working towards a common goal, we can create positive change in the world around us and spread happiness and philanthropy.

To get involved with the Kingsley Holgate Foundation and support their Early Childhood Development (ECD) initiatives please email, sheelagh@kingsleyholgatefoundation.org

 

*About our Sustainability Strategy: MADE BETTER, together is Tenthouse Structure’s migration towards a more sustainable architectural future for the protection and preservation of ecosystems and environmental biodiversity [PLANET] and helping to improve the living conditions and wellness of the communities we serve in [PEOPLE]

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