Giving the smallest persons of our Community a sound preparation for school readiness, especially in terms of the English language, and regular meals. At the same time, giving parents the possibility to leave their children in good care while they are off to work.
At present, 18 children between the age of 7 to 16 have found shelter and a home at Little Rose Centre. We would like to continue to provide temporary accommodation for vulnerable children. They sleep in a dormitory where strict rules have to be respected. We aim to look after all their needs and to bring them up like in a big family. Thanks to the Shamalindi Group in Belgium, the kids have now a safe and nice place to sleep in! We adapted containers into living spaces. Why containers? If the government relocates us elsewhere, we take all our new facilities with us!
Directed to the most vulnerable members and families of our Community to ease their burden and to provide a minimum nutrition. We are currently offering 3 meals a day for over 100 kids that attend the Creche and our after care programmes. Our Soup Kitchen reaches out to a wider range of Community members, making sure that as many people as we can provide for have at least one cooked meal per day.
In this relatively new programme the children and youngsters go to the library to experience the pleasure of book-reading and of plunging into an imaginary world. The Sage Foundation Library opened in January 2016. It’s a book and toy library where children and adults find a safe place to share, talk, read or play.
The cultural group performs songs and dances for tourists that visit the Township with guided tours. Thus, public awareness is drawn to the work of Little Rose Centre and the cultural group has a regular audience for their performances.
Addressing practical topics like ‘Early Childhood Development at home’, ‘Communicating with adolescents at home’, ‘How to look for employment’, etc.
Providing individual help with school work also dividing kids according to their grades. A daily meal after school is also part of the programme.
Offering creative cultural workshops for traditional music and dance. Regular public performances help to build up self-confidence or self-esteem. We currently growing our music and dance program to be able to perform in paying gigs as part of sustainability for the centre and also offer to teach traditional dance, drums, etc. to the working class and also mainly to our visitors. The centre is also on the lookout for international performances as this will help to generate funds on the other hand thus, public awareness is drawn to the work of Little Rose Centre.
Fujitsu brought in a container and transformed it into a computer centre with 13 computers. This fantastic facility allow us to have access to educational software for our kids from the Creche and the after care programs. We can now provide adolescents with basic to intermediate skills. It is extremely imperative for them to learn how to use this very important means of communication and to promote their future possibilities on the job market. It’s also a place where people from the whole community can have access to Internet. As part of maintaining the computer centre, people will be charged for the personal use of internet and the printing of paper at a reasonable amount.
Putting in touch youngsters from Little Rose Youth Centre with young people from abroad. This programme will allow an insight into different foreign cultures. This will also help to improve language skills in English and will draw attention to the centre and its purposes.
We are honored to have Mama apart of Little Rose. Mama runs a shop at the centre where she hand makes many crafts to sell. Donations from visitors help towards funding our food.
Thanks to in-kind donations, we were able to build student dorms at an affordable cost for students from all over the world. These brand new shipping containers have been built into rooms with an en-suite bathroom and access to the computer lab.