Work for Love celebrates the OPENING of TWO NEW CLASSROOMS in Masiphumelele

Cheers to our combined efforts which have allowed the Siyakhula Educare to flourish. 


Celebrate with us on:  Sunday April 10th, 3pm  For more info: Tel:  072 6827792

Where: Siyakhula Educare Centre, 2751 Masibulele Road, Masiphumelele 7985

Directions: Entre Masiphumelele on Pokela Road and follow the road straight to the end. At the Catholic Church turn right into Masemola Road. The fourth road to the left is Masibulele Road. The Siyakhula Educare is the second building on the left. Please park on Masemola Road.


What to bring: Please bring a plant, or a balcony pot ( to hang onto the  balcony) or hanging basket. Impression:


There will be a few speeches, xhosa singing and dancing, praying, looking around and finally eating of Xhosa Food prepared by the parents.

For more info: Tel:  072 6827792


Thank you to all involved in the building process:

The teachers who kept the school going in the chaos of the building process: Akhona, Zanele, Vuyiswa; the cook: Nolupho; the young German volunteer who has given us one year of her life: Amelie; Other volunteers: Richard, Jonas, Felix, Nicola, Cecilia, Samantha, Anne, Theodora, Denise, Delphine; our mentors: Shelia and Mary G; the Imhoff Waldorf School for offering our teachers (Stephani) to observe in the classroom and providing vegetables each week as well as other donations, the Constantia Waldorf School promoting our school; the local sponsors who are sponsoring a child or more at R 250/month: the Frankels, Aroundaboutcars, Kathryn LeRoux, Mark Frankel, Hazel Anderson, Annie Lomax, Sam Squire Howe, Peter Kemp; our local donors: elecrotrospec, Sally Berg, Geoff Olive, Zac Wessels, Vilda Starbuck, Evelyn Nangle, Kommetjie bookclub, Rocket Films, Romey Southey, we thank our neighbours who have looked after the school and building site and kept it safe and cared for; businesses that gave us discounts in the building process: Ruben the builder (we recommend him: 021 783 2459), Jenkor, Valley Glass, MLS Architects, Wakefords, Deckrite, Pennypinchers, South Pennisula Toolhire, All Fire&Marine Services, Hoosen Plumbers, Zip Print, Gina Nixon, Kingsley Technologies and John Moll Engineers, Zip Print. What a true community in the South Peninsula. Without your generosity our work would not be possible. Enkosi Kakhulu.

The building was made possible by the German organisation Die Freunde through a programme of the German Government called Weltwaerts Programme. We want to also thank our sponsors in Germany and Norway.


We will be taking in 20 more children who’s parents will be paying less than half the school fees so please ask your friends and family who might want to sponsor a child or support the school to come along to the opening celebration.


What have you got that you don’t need but we do?

wooden shelves


calico cloth in gentle uni colours

Waldorf Toys

Painting Paper

size 10 paintbrushes

children’s clothes

towels, sheets

Single mattress



Vegetable seeds


Worm composter

to build a vegetable garden box

gardening tools, sandpit toys (not plastic)

pinecones and shells

washing baskets

rocking horse, rocking chair

tire swings

wooden ladder

used pots, cups, plates, cutlery

handyman help in getting the last things done in this coming next week.

We will be hosting a rummage sale a week after the opening to benefit the school so please bring along anything you don’t need anymore that could be useful to someone in Masi.


We also realized that council will not remove the building rubble as they did last year free of charge as a service to the township. As we did not have this item on our budget, the rubble is still there to be removed. Is there anyone who can assist us? (good contact at council?)


Hope to see you there,