The Bafenyi Trust
has a wide variety of networks and volunteers that play a very
important role in what we do. Without these networks and volunteers
we would not be able to assist the amount of centres that we do and
we are continually inspired by them, strengthening and taking our
hands in bettering the communities of Ikageng, Mohadin, Promosa and
For the past four years, Bafenyi Trust has had the privilege of
having volunteers from the DeutschSüdafrikanischesJugendwerk
organisation in Germany. These volunteers form an integral part of
everything we do and without their commitment, hard word and
innovation we would not be able to support the number of day care
centres we do.
University of Potchefstroom | Student Rag Committee
It is a priority of the local NWU to make a difference in the
community of Ikageng on their doorstep and Bafenyi is proud to
partner with them in this regard. In 2015 Bafenyi started a
partnership with SRCS and to align the efforts that are made to
better the day care centre community of Ikageng, to ensure that the
changes that are made are relevant, effective and sustainable.
Professor Mary-Louise Vanderlee, together with the Brock University
in Canada has been working together and assisting the Bafenyi Trust
since 2013. In 2016 she and four post-graduate education students
from the Bröck University evaluated our services to ECD
practitioners externally and made some much appreciated
contributions to our training programmes.
Equilibria School of Life
The Equilibria School of Life has an annual community development
project where they select a day care centre in need and then work
for two weeks to do a centre make-over. Since 2013 the Regorogile
Early Learning Centre, Rejoy Day Care Centre and King’s Kids Day
Care Centre has benefitted from this project.
Gimnasium and VäxjöGimnasium (Sweden)
These two school became involved in an annual community development
project at the Onalerona Day Care Centre in 2012 and has since then
played an intricate role in the development of this day care centre.
Together with the Bafenyi Trust these two schools do an annual needs
assessment and thereafter coordinate teams of high school students
to help with overcoming these needs.
The Rotary Club of Potchefstroom has been working hard in developing
the Rejoy Day Care Centre, assisting them with various different
aspect of development. This enables the practitioners to love,
educate and care for the children in this centre a little easier.
The Rotary Club of Potchefstroom finished Phase 1 of the building of
the Rejoy Early Learning Centre in 2016 and endeavours to raise the
funds to build the rest of this day care centre.
The help of our network of donors and volunteers are not limited to
the development, upgrading and maintenance of facilities alone, some
donated outdoor equipment, shoes (TOMS Shoes), food (Eskort),
tracksuits (Chances of Hope Bicycle tour) and toys. Many
organisations and individuals in our network also take hands with us
in sharing their skills and knowledge.