A child can ask questions that a wise man cannot answer
- Anonymous


Sisanda FunDaytion is a non-profit organisation working with volunteers to influence the lives of disadvantaged children in South Africa through recreation, education and inspirational fun. 

Our vision is a world in which all children can experience the joy of being children and have the chance to laugh, run, jump and play. Through our programmes we harness the energy of volunteers to help our children learn about and enjoy the wonders of the world they live in.

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2019 - 365 days of possibility


Explorer Educare Graduation

 On Sunday we were invited to a graduation ceremony at an Educare called "Explorer", in Blue Downs. It was such a memorable and magical experience and we feel really honored to have been a part of this celebration. 

Sisanda has a very close relationship with Martha (principal) and her gorgeous children. Martha and her husband Musa agreed on moving out of their home so that they could facilitate an Edu-care in their home. Every morning Musa collects kids that cannot be dropped off in the morning and drives them home in the late afternoon. Their dedication to the importance of education is visible in their classroom. Educational play is supported with colorful toys, plenty of posters showcasing fruit/cars labelled in different languages and music materials etc. These activities encourages both their fine motor skills and makes learning fun! Martha who is also a qualified nurse, mentioned that some of the children could not speak a word of English or Afrikaans a few months ago and now they chit chat freely in a new and amusing language. Martha works two jobs, but still has the energy to train aspiring teachers and nurses.

The previous week our lovely team member Corinna facilitated an amazing Connect Day(s) at their Edu-care. With the help of "Bishops" school learners two rooms were painted in a beautiful lavender color and the outside area was cleaned. Which allowed them to build a stage for Sunday's graduation. This magic was made possible thanks to Abdul Galiem and Mandalay Coatings generosity. Explorer Educare has been given a fresh start to 2019! Thank you so much.

We also give a big shout out to the Bishops learners who used their supernatural powers and transformed the Educare within two days! Mark our handyman guru taught the boys a thing or two - thank you!

 "The power of education extends beyond the development of skills we need for economic success. It can contribute to nation-building and reconciliation. Our previous system emphasized the physical and other differences of South Africans with devastating effects. We are steadily but surely introducing education that enables our children to exploit their similarities and common goals, while appreciating the strength in their diversity." Nelson Mandela

Santa Shoeboxes - the spirit of giving

Tanja Lifka, a wonderful soul from Austria did a call out for Santa Shoeboxes. Her friends and family in Europe reacted whole heartedly. The result was awe-inspiring: 
100x Santa Shoeboxes were donated!!! Not only are the gifts beautiful and of good quality, but personalized cards with photos gave the gifts a special touch. Sanitary items, clothing and stationary items were amongst the gorgeous toys. We are humbled and touched by the immense generosity and Austrian love. It is a true portrayal of active citizenship.

Christmas arrived early at "St Joseph's Home" on Thursday. We have often collaborated with St Joseph's and being able to give back before Christmas means a lot to us. The loving care they give their chronically ill children is always visible on their little ones faces. There was a lot of excitement once the gifts were spotted. A lovely baby mobile was also donated which was kitted out with calming lullaby tunes. As soon as it found its place above a cot, Lala-land was soon entered peacefully.
After spending a memorable time at St Josephs, we left to visit The Carehaven for Abused Women and Children, Salvation Army.  The courageous women and their brave children were very welcoming and appreciative. The children opened their gifts with grace and contagious curiosity. It was intriguing to observe that something as simple as a toothbrush and tooth-paste could bring a kid so much joy. It reminds us that it's the little things in life that matter.

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