Author Archives: Nikki Pretorius

The desperation of children…

It is a very frustrating thing to help an entire community living in the most unimaginable conditions… With a lack of foster care placement options my family grew very quickly from my daughter and I to include first my four year old son followed by my eleven year old foster son and then his nine […]

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When hunger strikes

I wish I could describe the harsh reality of someone living in poverty in a way that truly captures the injustice of the living conditions of those unfortunate enough to be born into this life. I wish I could create a poverty simulator that truly allows people to understand the emotional, physical and mental strain […]

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The dawning of a new era

It is with bittersweet feelings that I reflect on this crossroads in the journey of Sunshine Educare. After 6 years of working within Skandaalkamp settlement, we leave the dumpsite this week for a new location. Along with a total of 7 settlements, we are relocating to a site known as Wolwerivier (River of wolves). The […]

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