Burger King provided a new Container Kitchen and Office/Sick Bay for the Centre.
The Inamandla Day Care Centre is a small pre-school in Mandela Park, Cape Town. The facility has a family-centred approach and cares for 30 children. At the launch, principal Ms Khanyisa Matoleni gave an emotional speech about the dream that she had for the centre and how her wishes for the centre to grow were coming to fruition.
She thanked GROW, an organisation that is mentoring her and the teachers of Inamandla, as they were the ones to bring her need to the attention of Breadline Africa. She went onto thank Breadline Africa for the wonder ful kitchen/office/sickbay. Khanyisa added: “last but not least I would like to thank Burger King for the generous financial gift that allowed this container to be converted. Your support means a lot to me and brings me closer to fulfilling my dreams of having a safe environment for the children.”
The infrastructure was officially opened by Pastor Amanda Gantweni, and welcomed by parent, Mr Zwelethu Matholeni. GROW’s Head of Education, Ms Lisa Voortman gave a heart-warming speech, sharing some of the successes achieved with Inamandla’s staff and children. Mr Juan Klopper, COO of Burger King, spoke on behalf of the company:” Today Burger King is honoured to be making a contribution to Inamandla Educare Centre through Breadline Africa. Thank you for making us part of this wonderful day and it is great to see the children so happy.”
Mrs. Nyasha Njela from Breadline Africa acknowledged the relationship between Breadline Africa and GROW. She went on to say: “I would like to thank Burger King for their generous donation and this generosity comes out clearly in Burger King’s statement: Have it your way! You have the right to have what you want, exactly when you want it. Because on the menu of life you are ‘Today’s Special’. Burger King has shown that the children of Inamandla are special and deserving of this gift.”
In addition to their generous donation, Burger King also sponsored the food for the opening event, which was greatly appreciated–especially by the children! Now the centre has a safe, separate space to cook from; a space for sick children; and where parents can register children and meet the principal.