Tuesday, 10 June 2014 00:00

Ratanang Day Care Centre

Ratanang Care Centre was originally established in December 2001 in a Village called Thekwane at Bleskop. Reasons for establishment of the Centre were:

- To assist orphan and vulnerable children (OVC) in our areas

- Number of unemployed single mothers within the Village are too high and People are struggling to take their children to crèches, day care Centre’s or pre schools

Ratanang Care Centre then expanded its operations to Sunrise Park, Boitekong Ext. 9, 10 and 11.This Day Care Centre was established in September 2003 with the purpose to service the financially poor and unemployed community that cannot afford to pay for Educational pre-school centers. It is surrounded by five Informal Settlements in the area.

In 2003 Xstrata Alloys, requested that the community leaders must identify a building structure which can be bought and utilized for the Care Centre. Xstrata Alloys then bought two stands, 10581 with a dilapidated structure and 10247 with a RDP structure on it.

Shoprite Checkers donated funds to revamp the structure on stand 10581,whilst stand 10247 were secured with a wired fence and electrical connections were constructed and applied.

Ratanang Care Centre (Thekwane) is currently operating with 84 children.

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