SEEDS Trust - Our Story

Little Lambs Christian Educare

1998 – 2004

Marlena van der Walt encouraged unemployed church member to begin caring for toddlers of working parents. Two containers are obtained and placed on a small site on the Kronendal Farm in Hout Bay. Here 80 children are cared for by church members. Little Lambs Christian Day care was born.

2004

Johann van der Walt negotiated a lease for 30 years with the then YMCA, for premises on their grounds and paid the leasing costs for 30 years in advance. Little Lambs relocated to the new premises on the YMCA grounds. The infrastructure consisted of 3 small rooms and a toilet.

2004

Johann van der Walt partnered with Marlis Schaper to fundraise for the Little Lambs. She becomes a long lasting supporter and friend and with Kinderhilfe-Kapstadt she successfully fundraises overseas, especially in Germany.

2005

SEEDS is successfully registered as an NPO and Trust to cater for the fast growing Little Lambs.

2007

Sadly Johan passed away but his memory lives on in the values of SEEDS Trust and in our hearts!

2005 – 2009

Thanks to Marlis/Kinderhilfe-Kapstadt and the generosity of various overseas corporate and private sponsors Little Lambs buildings are extended and upgraded.

Little Lambs has 11 classrooms, 13 toilets, a kitchen to cater for 150 children, an enclosed veranda and a large playground.

2015

Department of Social Development registers Little Lambs to accommodate 285 children.

2019 – 2020

At Little Lambs in Hout Bay SEEDS Trust plans to build extra classrooms to accommodate an After School Care Centre for children leaving Little Lambs at 6 years.  The children aged 7 – 13 years will be assisted with homework.

iKhaya le Themba

2010 – 2017

The need for an afterschool care centre is being discussed. Marlis negotiates with iKhaya le Themba and agrees to fund renovations to accommodate children from Little Lambs. Extensive expansion is being funded by Marlis/Kinderhilfe-Kapstadt/SEEDS to allow for Little Lambs children aged 7 – 13 years being cared for in the afternoons.

Heuwel Speelskool Calitzdorp

2015

In Calitzdorp at the Heuwel Speelskool a second building with 4 classrooms, storeroom and toilets are sponsored through Marlis/Kinderhilfe-Kapstadt/SEEDS.

2020

A third building with 4 extra classroom is built to accommodate an After School Care Centre for children aged 7 – 13 years and for additional space for the Daycare Centre.

Ark Angels Educare

2016 – 2018

SEEDS Trust initiates and builds a new daycare centre for Ark Angels Educare in Overcome Heights/Vrygrond for 120 children. All funds raised through Marlis/Kinderhilfe-Kapstadt/SEEDS.

True-North

2019 – 2020

SEEDS partners with True-North and assists specific projects through Marlis/Kinderhilfe-Kapstadt/SEEDS.

True-North builds a new Day Care for Little Lambs in Overcome Heights with Marlis/Kinderhilfe-Kapstadt/SEEDS to donate the interior finishes.

Sakhisizwe

2019 – 2020

Financial assistance toward salaries through Marlis/Kinderhilfe-Kapstadt/SEEDS.