Do not despise the day of humble beginnings

Posted by Martin Keat

You know when you meet someone who is truly inspirational – a real dreamer of dreams?  Well we met that person today.  The Venerable Sharron Dinnie – founder of the Kwasa Centre. 

It says in the Bible,  ‘Do not despise the day of humble beginnings’ for that is where the Kwasa Centre began but now it has the vision of a mighty project – fulfilling a vast number of programmes and making a significant impact on the world around. 

Started 8 years ago, the Kwasa Centre currently provides pre-school education for about 116 children.   Why is this important I hear you ask?  Well, because otherwise, these children would be playing in the dust. Living in the dust.  And dying in the dust.  Now, these children are given a hope – a chance in life.   They are worth the investment as these are the children who will change the future of many.  The Kwasa Centre is committed to providing education for these children throughout the whole of their childhood.  Currently, the Kwasa Centre provides bursaries for 82 children in primary schools within Kwa Themba.  Not only paying for the school fees, but also paying for the uniforms and transport to the schools until their education is complete.  This is a HUGE commitment of funds.    

But it also has plans to allow their education to continue at Kwasa – within the settlement it serves.

The vision for the future at Kwasa is for a school complex which provides pre-primary, primary and secondary education for those in the local settlement.  Why shouldn't the children there have access to the very best education?  Plans have already been drawn, land has been bought and the vision is possible with additional funds.   Are you able to help?

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A big part of our work here at the Bishop Simeon trust is committed to assuring that children and young adults in South Africa are able to challenge and conquer those obstacles in their lives that prevent them from accessing education and assuring that they can  make the most of the potential they possess to thrive and build a positive future.