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Nazareth School - Fourteen streams
The Nazareth School was opened in January 1926. The first classroom was a converted storeroom with rough benches and tables, for twenty children age 7 to 17. Today our School consists of three different buildings.
Our Mission Station is situated in the Northern Cape in an extremely poor rural area 12 km outside the village of Warrenton, 100 km north of Kimberley. The people living in the surrounding areas, neighbouring the Mission grounds from where most of our learners come, are underprivileged and suffer enormous poverty. Unemployment is crippling – the majority of families are living below the bread-line.
We operate a pre-school and nursery (The Crèche) for +/- 50 children, taking care of the early mental, emotional, and spiritual development of the little ones. Our focus is on laying a sound Christian foundation for future families so that they can be self-reliant and cope with the difficult circumstances raising themselves from the “status-quo”. This way we reach the young mothers as well. The little ones often come hungry to the Crèche and we endeavour to provide three meals daily.
Besides the Crèche we have an Intermediate School – Grade 1 to Grade 9 – on the Missions. Currently there are about 150 learners enrolled. Since most of the children come from extremely poor families we provide transport, uniforms, and second-hand clothing. The children receive one wholesome meal per day, which for most of them, is the only nourishment they will get for the entire day.
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