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PTP Mini Outreach Program – Lawaaikamp Creche, Thembalethu

Lawaaikamp Creche is a small school for learners under the age of 5 years. Situated in Thembalethu in George, the creche, like most in the surrounds, is located in an area where employment levels are low and funding not easy to come by from the local community members. The crèche is continually in need of assistance and more often than not, is unable to afford the upkeep of the  outdoor learning environment:  the grounds are noticeably bare and absent of trees (for shade at the very least), the vegetable patch that was started early in 2021 is bare of produce and the rickety outdoor “jungle gym” is in need of repair.  

We teamed up with local authorities to assist the school’s requirements for more trees around the ground and supplied the crèche with trees, indigenous tree seeds to germinate on-site and then plant out in the grounds over the course of the year using the planting method we demonstrated on the day. We also donated veggie seeds in order to help revive their vegetable garden.

Not only did we use the opportunity to raise awareness among these young learners about the importance of trees but to teach them about the importance of eating their vegetables too!

If you are able to assist with food seed contributions or help with the jungle gym, please contact Melissa on 084 490 8876.

If you would like to sponsor an indigenous South African forest tree and help expand our wildlife corridors in the Garden Route, click here OR https://www.payfast.co.za/donate/go/precioustreeproject.

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