The Lucky Point Crèche in Botrivier
In January 2012 we opened our Lucky Point Crèche. Due to wonderful sponsors we were able to buy a little house in the centre of Botrivier. After some renovation and building of another room, we registered as a Crèche. Claudia achieved her diploma as an Early Childhood Teacher. We can take up to 40 children between the ages of 6 months and 6 years. It is very important for these children to be in a Crèche, so that they are much better prepared for Kindergarten / pre-primary school and also for school at the age of 7 years. The educational side of the Crèche is not only extremely important as preparation for school, but also for the nutritional aspects, which are essential for these young lives.
In January 2014, the Lucky Point Crèche was registered as a nonprofit organisation according to the Nonprofit Organisation Act, 1997.
We are trying to make the Crèche self-sustainable but in winter it is a constant challenge because most of the people from the community are without work for at least 3 to 4 months, so they keep the children at home in order to save money. In these critical months we try to make arrangements for the parents so the children can stay at the Crèche.