Tswelopele is a creche in Indermark in the Blouberg region, 70 kilometres West of Madi a Thavha Mountain Lodge. Tswelopele was founded in 2000 by Fredericka Ralephata, and cares for 160 children. Fredericka is supported by 14 members of staff who work for a small salary in the crèche.
Always creating something out of nothing
The people who work in the crèche are very creative and with limited financial resources they provide playing and learning opportunities. The children can play with a real old car, they built a train and from cardboard and paper mache they made playing tools such as a kitchen, bed for dolls and a radio. Tswelopele provides two meals to all children and transport from home to the crèche and back.
During one of Madi a Thavha’s tour programmes you can visit the creche. If you have place in your luggage, it would be nice to take puzzles, colouring books, pencils, English children books and educational toys and games. If that’s not possible, small donations are also appreciated. These will be used for staff training and improving the buildings.