Let the Children Sleep - Once off capital investment for Lesedi!
Lesedi Waldorf School, a rare jewel for Waldorf education in rural Africa, has been nurturing children for over 26 years and this year needs a financial contribution to be able afford really sturdy bunk beds.
Founder, Emily Moabelo, brought Waldorf education to her home village Madietane after being trained at Baobab College in 1990. Starting as a kindergarten with 120 children under a tree, Lesedi grew to a primary school up to class 7 with about 230 pupils, ever growing support from the parents and alumni who ascribe their often astonishing achievements to the school's input.
The Lesedi's boarding house, run by four dedicated "aunties", is a big attraction for parents who have to work far away in the cities.
Whilst Lesedi had times where the teachers didn't receive a salary for months, it is now well managed. The school is thriving and has proven results.
However, big capital expenditure is still a challenge for the school. Since transport on the gravel roads that lead to Lesedi is an issue, the school has to order beds in bulk and this exceeds the schools budget. We need R 127000, which is approximately Euro 8500.
It would be such a gift to the children, the school and the community if you could help us raise the money for sturdy, wooden bunk beds, so Lesedi's children will have sweet dreams!