Candu Good News Centre
Originally the capital of Transkei, Candu had become one of those forgotten villages with no running water, sewerage or electricity. There is a large community based in and around Candu (approx 80km from Butterworth in the Transkei) but there was no crèche or clinic in the area. In 2003 after long protracted negotiations with the local authorities, land was given to establish a building for the crèche just off the main N2 highway. During 2004/2005 plans were drawn up and with the help of Altech Autopage and various Church organisations, sufficient funds were collected to erect a building to house such a crèche and community centre.
Water tanks and electricity followed in due course, together with a small accommodation room and computer centre for translation work. Cooking equipment, desks and play toys followed and the crèche is now thriving with the church workers making a big difference in the lives of many families in the area. Sadly the area suffers periodically from severe drought, but in 2007 a bore-hole was established to help overcome dry conditions when many of the cattle used to die. We have provided much needed health education and training for the crèche teachers. Meal-A-Day provides two meals a day for the approximately 40/50 children.