In 2010 we launched the Childlife initiative and investigated and assessed the needs of our local community. We visited several schools and Karitas then seemed an obvious choice. Karitas not only caters for disadvantaged children but also for those who are physically challenged. There are many children who are immobile and have to be moved, or move by means of wheelchairs and crutches. It creates special challenges for education. Although we found the children to be well nurtured, there still existed a major lack of educational materials and tools.
After careful consideration, it was decided to make a R100 000 investment in educational equipment which included tables, chairs, computers and an overhead electronic system for presentations etc. This investment enabled the teachers to take part in computerised training. The chairs and tables made it possible to better utilize and use the classrooms. Today they can make full use of the latest technology for educational purposes.