Sport & School News
07 June 2019

Rustenburg – The Lesedi Early Childhood Development (ECD) centre, which plays a vital community role in caring for the babies and young children of working parents in Ramokokastad, is one of the winners in the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet ‘21 years of Giving Back’ campaign. 

In celebration of its 21st anniversary last year, the community loyalty programme launched the ‘21 years of giving back’ campaign with R2.1 million to give away to 21 causes. 

Lesedi ECD was one of 21 charities and schools across the country to win a cash donation of R100,000 to boost their work in the community. 

Lesedi ECD Centre has been operating for 37 years and is still the only crèche serving the area. Low income and the lack of sustainable work  often hamper parents’ ability to pay the very low school fees. In turn, this hampers the centre’s ability to maintain the premises, never mind develop it. 

The R100,000 donation will make a striking difference to the Lesedi ECD Centre and their exciting upgrade plans include making essential building repairs; replacing the current pit toilet system with sanitary toilets; purchasing office, kitchen and gardening equipment; and boosting the educational toys available in the classrooms.

Over the past 21 years, the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet programme, one of the biggest in South Africa, has raised more than R500 million for South African schools, charities, animal and environmental causes thanks to supporters swiping their cards at participating retailers.  

The 21 years of giving back campaign was open to MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet supporters throughout the country. 

If you are not yet a cardholder, you can sign up for free at and support a cause that matter to you.

Children from Lesedi ECD were very exited about the prize to upgrade their school.


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