Education brings hope for the future. Gives self-worth and dignity. All people should have a right to these. The Little Lambs Christian Daycare provides Early Childhood Development services and care to the poor in the community of Imizamo Yethu, near Hout Bay in South Africa.Little Lambs operates 5 days per week with a full-time Principal and staff members – all from the community and caters and provides a safe learning space for 260 children aged between 10 months to 6 years while their parents can seek work in the nearby town. Besides a small school fee and some government grants Little Lambs is funded purely from donations.
The day care is a registered NPO and Public Benefit In 1999 Marlena & Johann van der Walt, members of the Vineyard Church in Hout Bay, started encouraging unemployed church members to begin caring for toddlers of working parents while they were at work for a share of the wages.
Over the subsequent years the mandate of the Trust was extended to include education and empowerment initiatives in the broader Hout Bay and Imizamo Yethu region in general. In the last 13 years the school has grown and thanks to the generosity of our various corporate and private sponsors, renovations to the existing school buildings were started in 2007. It was completed in 2012 and now consists of 11 classrooms, 17 toilets, a well equipped kitchen, covered verandah and large playground.
The Trust´s primary initiative is the Little Lambs Christian Daycare project, that offers basic care, nutrition and preschool education for children from Imizamo Yethu. Through its various projects the SEEDS TRUST strives to make this possible to as many people as possible in an atmosphere of love and Godly values.
Little Lambs is situated in Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay, South Africa.