Progress so far
Currently (2019) we have five homes with 18 children in our first “cluster” (group of 5) of homes.
Top-quality education is provided at our on-site Ingane Yami School, which has classrooms for all children Grade R – Grade 6. The plan is to grow this school as our children grow. We also have a play school facility for our younger children, where they learn through play for a few hours every morning.
We have an Astro-turf and a school field, which provides an opportunity for our children to learn how to play soccer, hockey, netball, cricket and tennis! And a resource center which is used for educational play, homework club and mom’s training/ devotions throughout the week.
At the entrance to the Village is a Community Center, which is really our open door into the greater Dassenhoek Community. The Center is used by Open Skies Giba Church on Sunday as well as a Youth group on Friday nights; and is used as a venue for outreach classes such as entrepreneurship training, cooking classes, dance classes etc. throughout the year.
We have an office on-site, where our Village Manager, Marketing Manager and Social Workers work out of. As well as accommodation for our Village Pastor and his family.