This sentiment was expressed by Leigh Hudson-Ingle, founder of Urban Comet, an early childhood development centre (ECDs) in Plantation, Boksburg, which together with Wattville schools, Tholulwazi Preschool, Thamboville Daycare, Humble Little Achievers and Seronhla Daycare, benefitted from the supermarket chain’s extensive support.
The teachers from all five schools received training on the educational and developmental needs of preschool children as well as the administrative roles and responsibilities of ECD practitioners, whilst the 300 children attending these schools are all guaranteed a nutritious daily meal for the next 12 months.
- Leigh Hudson-Ingle, founder of Urban Comet
The toilets at Urban Comet includes a separate facility for disabled learners.
- Leigh Hudson-Ingle
- Lunga Schoeman, CSI spokesperson for the Shoprite Group
With the retailer’s support, all five schools are now well on their way to being registered with the Department of Social Development, which means that in time they will each receive state subsidies for their learners.