Maggie Mnisi, who works in Londolozi Living, together with the Good Work Foundation has been actively involved in running a nursery school for the children in her community over the last two years. Rhandzami School (which means ‘To Love’) is situated in the Seville community and is aided by the work and effort of a few community members, in particular Judith Mahanke the school’s headmistress. The school is a significant project which is part of a longer term plan to move into proper facilities with trained teachers to educate the young learners.
Yesterday was another step in that direction as John and Nancy Smith from Michigan came back to Londolozi on their 2nd visit with bags full of toys and learning materials for the sschool. On their last trip, having heard about the school from Maggie, a visit was organised and they were amazed at what was taking place. Their donation included learning materials, toys, activities and sports equipment that will be greatly used by all the children at Rhandzami School.
John & Nancy were escorted by their ranger, Gavin Lautenbach, and Maggie to the school where they reconnected with the teachers, met the children and handed out the toys. Much to the excitement of the children there were interesting games and toys to play with as well as a large cake to celebrate the event.
Both the Londolozi family and Rhandzami School are incredibly grateful to John & Nancy for the generosity they have shown in the time and gifts they have put back into Rhandzami School. It is with hope, that the next time they come, the new school facilities will be in use, the toys still being played with and the children thriving.