BACKGROUND OF THE PROJECT
The college has adopted community based problem based and Primary health approach to guide teaching modalities in all courses offered by the college. In a four year Diploma program students do their first Semester practical placements in the communities. Among the activities they do within the community they conduct a need analysis.
In the KwaDosi community they identified lack of a preschool facility. They observed that there was a family which had sacrificed their home to house the preschool. The students did not like the conditions under which the children got their teaching.
They then took to them to provide a decent place for pupils to learn. They collected money among themselves to have a seed fund towards purchasing a Bungalow for the crèche. When they had collected an amount totalling to R19 000, 00; they had a change of plans. They approached an FET College in the vicinity for collaboration so that the college contribute with labour. The collaboration did not work because the FET college students were busy with exams.
The youth of the community took it upon themselves to provide labour. Some women within the community offered to cater for the labourers at their own costs. The project started. The students then provided all the material required for building
They requested sponsors and unfortunately they did not get much. A store in Mthatha called …donated with paint. All material needed was purely from the students contributions. They also supplied the crèche with play ground and use recycled material for the playground. Due to pressure of examinations and other student’s commitments, we were forced to hand over the project before it was properly finished. The student received a stone from AVBOB to mark the building as their donation. The youth guaranteed that they will finish up and call us when they had done so. On the 24th August the crèche was handed over to the community in a formal function which was attended by the Headman and the villagers. The office of the ANC contributed with R5000,00 towards catering of the day