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 Post subject: Tsamma Land Re-opens
Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:08 am 
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For quite a while the Tsamma Land crèche situated in Twee Rivieren wasn’t in use and the staff's kids all had to go to Welkom after school, which also involved extra costs to the staff.

Since I have been back in KTP we started talking about re-opening the school to make life easier for the staff where their kids could go to after school to do their homework and actually have adult supervision and not run around in the streets. Since my SO have experience in running a crèche she took it upon her to get the school up and running with all the necessary planning etc.

So a few months passed and talking sessions have been had. The staff that came to hear of the possibility that the school might re-open was over the moon as they knew it would be so much better for the kids. Then we just got to a stage where we said now we will go full out and get it going, some local hands were used to clean the area and also to put up new shade nets and a fence around the school. A local teacher from Welkom School who lives with family in the park then put up her hand to get involved in the project is now the teacher of the school as well.

There is also the possibility that we will open up a 'baby room' by the end of the year which will have babies from 0-2 years, this will also make life easier for the parents as we will have a person looking after the babies while the parents are at work.

So in short we are very excited about this project and to see it grow and also to see the kids being very happy.

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 Post subject: Re: Tsamma Land Re-opens
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Good news...well done KG and others :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Tsamma Land Re-opens
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great news

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 Post subject: Re: Tsamma Land Re-opens
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Im just having problems this morning to upload the pictures. I have asked Scouter just to assist, she informed me she would upload from her side.

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 Post subject: Re: Tsamma Land Re-opens
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Well done Vanessa and KG! :clap: :clap: :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Tsamma Land Re-opens
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Here we go Jannie - they are lovely and I am SO excited about this - you and Vanessa are AMAZING and so dedicated in helping the park and its people :gflower:

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 Post subject: Re: Tsamma Land Re-opens
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WOW good news, this is a very important step
knowledge is power and to start with children doing things together instead of hanging out on the street
No doubt the parents feel better in doing the job, knowning the children will be looked after :clap:


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 Post subject: Re: Tsamma Land Re-opens
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Jannie,

Please start a wishlist as well! Maybe I can start collecting and bring some valued donations in December!

Might then not have space for the promised skaapboud or potjie for the Christmas lunch in Nossob, but sure you will understand!

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 Post subject: Re: Tsamma Land Re-opens
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:clap: Well done! Exactly where my heart lies.

Please let us know if there is ANYTHING you need for the school. We will be in KTP in December, but in Gauteng first, and will happily bring with what you feel is still needed.

Good luck!


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 Post subject: Re: Tsamma Land Re-opens
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This is wonderful KG :gflower:

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 Post subject: Re: Tsamma Land Re-opens
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Well done Jannie and Vanessa :clap: :clap:

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Jannie,

Please start a wishlist as well! Maybe I can start collecting and bring some valued donations in December!

Might then not have space for the promised skaapboud or potjie for the Christmas lunch in Nossob, but sure you will understand!

Again you mites are just too generous and thoughtful and caring :gflower: :gflower:

If Jannie feels there is some way you can contribute, a wish list is a great idea :thumbs_up: Whoever is willing to get involved in managing the 'project' on the forums may, but (there is always a but, :wink: ) to keep it within the forum rules, please keep in mind that it must be done under the guidance of the VHRs. You are more than welcome to contact anyone of them to discuss this.

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 Post subject: Re: Tsamma Land Re-opens
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DinkyBird wrote:
You are more than welcome to contact anyone of them to discuss this.


Will do - will contact my husband. :lol: But I would REALLY love to get involved with this. Once a teacher, always a teacher. You know there's always something needed.


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 Post subject: Re: Tsamma Land Re-opens
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Great, thanks so much for running with this Guinea Pig :thumbs_up: Please keep us in the loop and let us know what's been decided and what we can do to help - I'm sure there are lots of us who will be more than willing to get involved :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Tsamma Land Re-opens
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Will do Scouter. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Tsamma Land Re-opens
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Thanks GP - I'm really excited about this and know its going to make a huge difference to both the children and their parents who work for KTP !!

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