Sicelokuhle Crèche was established in 2001 by a group of women, but it was initially established as a community vegetable garden. Seeing the need in the community, the ladies set up a crèche and registered it as a Non-Profit Organisation (NPO). The creche is adjacent to Phinda, Mkuze, Thanda and Zululand Rhino game reserves where most members of the community work, the creche helps take care of children while parents go out to earn a living.
Africa Foundation is raising funds to construct a double classroom block, fencing and a play-area at Sicelokuhle Creche. The classrooms will help in reduces the overcrowding allowing for children to be separated according to ages to tailer their learning experience. The fencing will ensure the safety of the children and will help keep out loitering livestock. Play helps stimulate early brain development and improves children’s social skills, hence the need for a play-area.