This past week, David and I visited the Brak En Jan Crèche in Raithby. Our friends, Robert and Liz, are very involved in this crèche and took us to visit one afternoon.
The crèche is a pre-primary school for underprivileged children who live in the townships or wine farms in the area. There are around 80 kids at the crèche, ages 2-6, and by the time they leave and start primary school, they will be able to read, write and speak both English and Afrikaans. Without the help of the crèche, these children may have fallen behind in primary school because they potentially would not have learned to read and write at home.
All the children were very sweet. We enjoyed playing ball, climbing in the tree house, and playing ring-around-the-rosie. They had the most fun though posing and playing while asking me to take their pictures. They loved to pose and then see themselves on the screen and luckily I had enough memory left to keep snapping away!
We had a great time at the crèche and hope to go back again soon to read stories and play with the children.