Ikimiseng Crèche and Pre-school

Mama Alinah Marumo, who founded Ikemiseng in 1989, provides nurturing on the outskirts of Welkom, Free State. Alinah cares for close to 100 children from new-born to six years of age. Her motto is: “Let them stand for themselves to face the future”. But Mama Alinah’s commitment to education does not end there. She noticed the need for job creation in her area and rolled up her sleeves to assist her community. She provides skills training to members of her community in an effort to help them uplift themselves. She created vegetable gardens and taught the community about it too so that they can become self-reliant. Mama Alinah prides herself on the expansion of her income-generating projects including a bakery which sells products to the community. She also hands out bread to needy households on a weekly basis. Her sewing project provides members with access and training to create sellable items and thus minimise the unemployment rate.


CMA provided skills training to 61
Mama transferred skills to 744
Mama provides employment to 7


Bread Baking
Cooking & baking
Flower arranging
Food gardens


Joined CMA: June 2006
Children in her care: 99
Elderly in her care: 13
Outreach: 2

Facts about Mama Alinah

Centre: Ikimiseng Crèche and Pre-School
Location: Thabong, Free State


  • Nationality and Language:
  • Date of Birth:
24 February 1946
  • Marital Status:
  • Own Children:
3 children


2012 – Clover Mama Afrika “Most Improved” Award – winner
2016 – Clover Mama Afrika “Hygiene & Cleanliness” Award – runner up
2017 – Won a cell phone courtesy of Siyabonga Africa
2018 – Clover Mama Afrika ‘Hygiene & Cleanliness” Award – runner up
2019 – Won a tablet courtesy of Unicode System – “World of technology” competition
2020 – Clover Mama Afrika “Hygiene & Cleanliness” Award – runner up
2021 – Clover Mama Afrika “Special Recognition” Award

“I am proud to be a Clover

Mama Afrika, as it brings many wonderful changes and opportunities to my community.”