Rain is a sign of good luck, especially in Africa. It fertilises the soil, waters plants, satiates wildlife, sustains communities, and it promises prosperity. On the morning that the Khumbulani Health and Education Resource Centre was poised to open, the heavens opened, too.
Volunteers from Rhino Africa looked grimly at the sky last Friday afternoon, wondering if the heavens would open and spoil all the fun they had in store for the kids from Khumbulani. The Rhino crash was en route to Khayelitsha to pick up 120 learners between the ages of 3 and 5 and take them on an adventure to Monkey Town for the day.
It seems like just the other day we were Under the Sea with Khumbulani and now there is already another fun-filled experience to share with you. Picture, if you will, the delightful flurry of sixty 5-year-olds invited to participate in the painting of their day-care’s bathrooms and leave colourful hand-prints on the wall. Whether this sounds lovely or a little alarming we can assure you it was tons of fun. This is just what happened at the Khumbulani Day Care in Khayelitsha.
Khumbulani Reaches New Heights with First Playground
he five-year-olds file out of the school in an orderly line. In these winter months, they’re dressed in jackets and beanies to keep them warm in their stone-cold classrooms, and when they go outside to play in their brand new playground.
With hands clasped firmly with that of their buddy, sixty 5-year-old’s formed a small stampede and descended upon the entrance of the V&A Waterfront’s Two Oceans Aquarium—eager to see what hidden treasures of the deep were waiting inside.Their feverish excitement filled the air with shouts of laughter on the bus ride from Khayelitsha
We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” ― Winston Churchill
Sometimes giving back is hard…We have been supporting the Khumbulani Day Care Centre in Khayelitsha for many years and are thrilled to announce that a new beautiful three story Khumbulani is in the making. While we at Rhino Africa have bought the property...
f you ask any child what their favourite thing is about Christmas, the answer will almost always be, “Presents!” Adults might prefer a more meaningful answer, but adults are boring and presents are fun.
Every year, we bring the fun, through hundreds of presents, to a creche in one of Cape Town’s poorest townships,
Nelson Mandela’s achievements came at great personal cost to himself and his family. His sacrifice not only served the people of his own nation, South Africa, but made the world a better place for all people, everywhere… He showed the way. He changed the world.” – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon