Pack for a Purpose

Pack for a Purpose

We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travelers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and take supplies for the project we support in need, you’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families. Please click here to see what supplies are needed for our project.

Emmanuel Educare Pre-School

Emmanuel Educare serves around 180 children aged from 3 to 6 years old. Run by run the Westlake United Church Trust (a NPO) the pre-school lies at the heart of Westlake Village, a community plagued by high levels of unemployment and drug abuse.

Giltedge Africa is proud to support this local registered pre-school, which does great work in providing the children with the best possible start to their education. A staff of 12 teachers and training assistants look after 6 classes, with no more than 30 children per class. Each child is also given two meals (and nutritious snacks) daily.

Based on the great foundation laid at Emmanuel Educare, many children have gone on to excel both academically and in other fields such as dance.