Our partnership with NIVEA began in early 2016 with four principal goals in mind, which are outlined below. But beyond these goals, the NIVEA team has developed strong relationships with our staff, worked directly with our children, and played a pivotal role in uplifting our community.
Our partnership with NIVEA enabled us to provide ECD Programming for 19 children in 2016 and to expand the programme in 2017 to support a total of 60 children by building ECD classrooms at the NIVEA Thanda Centre. Additionally, NIVEA provides support for our ECD Feeding Scheme, which ensures that children enrolled in our ECD Programmes are properly nourished so that they can develop and grow.
With respect to our After-school Programmes (which support over 720 children in Grades R-9), NIVEA’s contributions have significantly improved our daily operations by assisting with transportation, telecommunications, educational supplies, and a portion of staff salaries.
“While previously, we have always made things work at Thanda, NIVEA’s support has given us the support and flexibility to work to our full potential to provide the best programmes possible for children, as well as expand our programmes to support more children from the community.”
– Raah Msimango, Thanda Operations Manager