The #BigFavour lends a helping hand to Vukukhanye
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The #BigFavour lends a helping hand to Vukukhanye

Vukukhanye is an isiZulu word which means "arise and shine", and it reflects the charity's vision for the upliftment of the underprivileged, poor, and marginalised people of South Africa. On Thursday, the Big Favour helped play a part in this.

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Take a listen to the #BigFavour this week or read the details under the podcast.


Vukukhanye is a non-profit, public benefit organisation formed in 2001, assisting vulnerable families in the communities of Chesterville and Cato Manor.

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The main services provided by Vukukhanye include:

  • A Children's Foster Home (est. 2001) caring for orphans and vulnerable children
  • The Vukukhanye Educare Centre (est. February 2012) which enrols 60 children under six years of age.
  • A Bursary Project (Est 2008) offering 20 long-term renewable school and tertiary bursaries. They have had four graduates thus far
  • Health and Welfare support services in Chesterville including support of vulnerable and child-headed families through home-visits, school fee provision, stationery, and uniforms and counselling and supportive services to Chesterville community members
  • Support for community-based organisations and schools

Anthony van der Meulen from Vukukhanya contacted the Big Favour asking for support for the Shekinah Crèche which is in desperate need of furniture and outdoor equipment for their children.

Read: Watch: Mshwati Memorial learners say a big 'thank you' to the #BigFavour

Anna Ndebele is the supervisor at Shekinah Crèche which enrols 35 children between two and five years of age, and currently runs from a 12m x 3m park home.

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We were joined in studio by Kelly Graham, the Communications Manager of Suncoast Casino, who gave Anna the good news. Tables and chairs for the kids, two jungle gyms, and even lockers for the children to store their bags will be delivered to the creche in the next day or two.

Read: The #BigFavour puts an end to a family's tough times

A big thanks to the Suncoast Casino team for their contributions! 

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Influenced by the Art Deco style of Miami South Beach, SUNCOAST Casino, Hotels & Entertainment is Durban’s most loved entertainment destination. It boasts an unparalleled atmosphere from its location on Durban’s stretch of palm-lined beaches known as the Golden Mile and is within walking distance of the iconic Moses Mabhida Stadium. With a choice of everything from the finest cuisine, to fast food and laid back coffee spots, Suncoast offers Durban dining for every taste. Catch all the latest blockbuster movies on the big screen at Suncoast Cinecentre with eight movie theatres to choose from and the largest 3D screen in KZN, the Supernova. There is more great family entertainment on offer at The Magic Company where the kids and young at heart can enjoy hours of fun with modern and classic arcade games. Contact Suncoast - (031 328 3000).

You can contact Vukukhanye on (031) 262 0958 or on (083) 233 2924.

Email them: [email protected] or visit their website - www.vukukhanye.org.

If you would like to get involved with the Big Favour, email [email protected].

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