The Etafeni Day Care Centre Trust was set up in 2001 to support women, orphans and vulnerable children in Nyanga, by offering a safe space for the mothers and children to access quality education, social welfare support and skills development. Etafeni, became the heart of the Nyanga community as it was set up by the women in Nyanga who wanted a safe space for their children to play. The Trust, in partnership with the local community, has since built a multi-purpose centre in Nyanga. The Etafeni Trust centre is trying to provide a non-institutional alternative to what is all too often a disrupted childhood.
Etafeni serves the women, children and community of Nyanga through the following programmes:
A quality Early Childhood Development and Grade R programme
An enriching Youth Development/After School Care programme
PowerGirls Programme (Girls Leadership focus)
A Nutrition and Home Food Garden programme
A Fit for Life, Fit for Work is a dynamic and highly successful Skills Development and Job-Readiness Programme.
A Social Work and Community Development programme and OVC (Orphans and Vulnerable Children) provides counselling for abused children, those who are at risk and their families, as well as support for a range of family problems.
A Sewing Training Programme (Income Generation)
A Home and Community Based Care Programme
Etafeni aims to raise needed funds to continue serving the women, children and community of Nyanga to ensure that they can access quality educational and health services as well as psycho-social services and skills development.