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Mama Glenrose

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ABOUT MAMA GLENROSE MASHIQA

New Era Crèche

Mama Glenrose Mashiqa was moved by the plight of young mothers who needed to go to town in search of piece jobs. They had no safe place for their children to stay while they went searching for employment. Moreover, they had no money to pay for childcare. She opened her home to look after these children, and as her reputation grew, she eventually began New Era Crèche, and now cares for more than 130 children daily.

Situated in Mdantsane in East London which is Africa’s second largest township, Mama Glenrose started charging a minimal fee that she hoped parents could afford, but she will never turn a mother and child away when they can’t. But, she realised that they all needed a little extra hope. Clover Mama Afrika helped her achieve this, and she now has a studio in her backyard where she trains people in various skills so that they can become self-sustainable. She makes up the shortfall for the crèche by selling a variety of arts and crafts. Her food garden, bakery and egg laying projects provide her with the opportunity to provide proper nutrition to those in her care and generate additional income from the excess.

IMPACT

CMA provided skills training to 53
Mama transferred skills to 451
Mama provides employment to 33

ACHIEVEMENTS

2010 – Clover Mama Afrika Photo Competition – winner

2011 – Clover Mama Afrika Most Improved Award – winner

2012 – Clover Mama Afrika Performer Extraordinaire Award – winner

2013 – Clover Mama Afrika Top Achiever Award – winner

2017 – Clover Mama Afrika Top Cleanliness & Hygiene Award – winner

2018 – Clover Mama Afrika Top Cleanliness & Hygiene Award – runner up

PROJECTS

Bread baking
Cooking & baking
Crocheting & knitting
Flower arranging
Food gardens
Hairdressing
Mosaic & art
Sewing
Quilting

FACTS

Joined CMA: November 2006
Children in her care: 130
Elderly in her care: 12
Outreach: various

Facts about Mama Glenrose

New Era Crèche
Mdantsane, Eastern Cape

 

  • Nationality and Language:
Xhosa
  • Date of Birth:
21 April 1944
  • Marital Status:
Single
  • Own Children:
2 children

“If you want to succeed,

do trust God, work hard, go out an investigate the truth before you do anything. Help each other, be trustworthy, share with others and help the community respect the facilitators.”

2018-08-27T13:16:34+00:00