By CityLIfe Arts Writer
Miss South Africa 2022, Ndavi Nokeri was guest of honour as GrandWest – the largest entertainment destination of its kind in SA and Sun International’s most successful casino – gave early childhood development a boost.
Education is particularly close to Nokeri’s heart so it was with excitement and enthusiasm that she took part in the launch of this important initiative.
The Limpopo born title holder gave a heartfelt message of support as four education centres in Cape Town came on line, able to provide much needed resources for children in need, thanks to a R1-m donation from GrandWest.
Speaking at one of the centres, Breadline Africa’s Little Angels Educare in Wallacedene, Ndavi said: “It is such an honour to be a part of this, to be here at the start of something that will change lives.”
GrandWest General Manager, Mervyn Naidoo said: “We believe it is important to invest in our children from an early age as they are our future. To have a country of capable and responsible future citizens, the private sector has to get involved.”
The selected centres strive to nurture and develop the social, emotional, cognitive and physical needs of the young children in their care.
In a theme following on from her very recent homecoming tour of her home province Limpopo, Nokeri spoke about the need for resources and infrastructure to ensure that all children receive the education they need. Redressing the inequalities in education resulting from the apartheid era is what Ndavi is devoting her reign to. Her advocacy campaign is structured around highlighting the resource scarcity and finding ways to correct the imbalance.
The four GrandWest supported Centres:
- Breadline Africa’s Little Angels Educare Centre in Wallacedene
- WaterSprites Nursery School in Kensington
- Autism Connect Learning Centre in Strandfontein
- Friends Day Centre in Maitland