The Bafenyi Trust believes that all young children have the right to
the full development of their potential and assists day care centres
that care for, love and educate children under school going age.
Bafenyi is the Tswana word for “winners” and the trust works to
create opportunities that equip ECD practitioners and parents with
the necceasry skills and resources to make sure the children in the
vulnerable communities of Ikageng, Promosa, Mohadin and Khuma can
win in life, regardless of their circumstances.
2. Kwala (Management and Administrative Support) Programme
The Bafenyi Trust’s Kwala (Management and administrative support)
Programme remains one of the most important parts of the work that
we do. Government and other departments continually expect ECD
centres to report back to them on several different aspects of their
daily activities, but the most of the ECD principals are not
computer literate and do not have access to the necessary computer,
printing and internet facilities.
The MASP programme assists ECD centres in compiling the necessary
documents and reports to apply for government subsidy, NPO
(Non-profit organisation) registration and PBO (Public benefit
organisation) registration. This includes training and support in
centres, specifically with budgeting, financial record keeping and
As the programme realises the need for computer literacy skills in
the day care centres that we serve, one of our DSJW volunteers runs
an 11 session Computer Literacy Programme that equips ECD
practitioners and principals with basic computer skills that help
them to administrate their centres better.
The MASP programme continually strives to train and empower the
practitioners to do most of the administration on their own, as this
will bring them closes to becoming self-sustainable. This makes a
big difference in the centres as things that were always impossible
are now being done by the principals themselves. Tasks like
attendance registers, budgets and graduation certificates are now
being made by the principals themselves which saves them a lot of