AIDS is ravaging Africa and as a result often kills both parents, and leaves school-aged children as heads of households. In many cases, these children must quit school to care for younger siblings. In 2005, the Small Village Foundation established the Vulingqundo creche (a British Word that means “day nursery”) in Centocow, South Africa using a building that had been donated to provide a safe place for young children to go during the day so that their older brothers and sisters could continue to attend school.
Thanks to generous donors, the Small Village Foundation provided funding to demolish the previous building and construct a new one. Over the years, participants in student trips have volunteered their time to paint and make other improvements.
In addition, the Small Village Foundation provides funding for two teachers and a cook as well as food for up to 70 children every school day.