Educare Centre in Philippi re-opens its doors with 'transformed' look

A children’s centre in Philippi has been saved and given a facelift, thanks to support from The Rotary Club of Claremont and the Lewis Group.

The Nolufefe Educare Centre in Philippi re-opened its doors on Thursday after they received R1.4 million in funding.

The centre faced a bleak future last year when it was declared structurally unsafe, and was nearly shut down.

The Injongo Educare Project has invested in renovating the Nolufefe Educare Centre to ensure that children are educated in a safe environment.

Injongo's Pumeza Mahobe says the community is overjoyed by the refurbishment, which provide early childhood development care for young children in the area.

Read: Injongo is transforming early childhood learning for poor

It was a complete transformation of the building. We have four big classrooms, an office and store, car port, Astro Turf and ablution services.

Pumeza Mahobe, project manager at The Injongo Educare Project

Also read: Iconic Cape children's hospital reveals R46m modern, warm look

Everything is completely new and refurbished. The school is back to life, including the fencing around the school.

Pumeza Mahobe, project manager at The Injongo Educare Project

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