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In 2002, a small group of women living in Stanford conducted a survey within their community to establish what the pressing issues were. It was apparent that there was an urgent need for an IsiXhosa based preschool in the area. This group of women then established a registered NPC (non-profit company) organization called Food 4 Thought and then opened Funimfundo preschool alongside the Die Kop informal settlement situated just outside Stanford. Funimfundo, which means seeking knowledge, opened its doors in 2003 and since then has been preparing 55, three to six-year-old children for bright schooling careers and even brighter futures. A visit to Funimfundo is a guaranteed feel-good moment!
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Food 4 Thought addresses the need for isiXhosa preschoolers in the community and small community-based projects. They currently employ a principal, three teachers, a cook, a driver and an accountant. Maryanne Ward is the project manager and is paid a Stipend. Funimfundo teachers are trained to accredited diploma level and they prescribe to the national curriculum for preschools. Visitors are welcome by appointment.