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Hope Cape Town to establish toy libraries

Following its recent donation of toys to a crèche in Blikkiesdorp in Delft, Hope Cape Town has committed to establishing toy libraries in various impoverished communities.
Fahim Docrat with overjoyed children after receiving their toys in Blikkiesdorp

Learning through play

According to Donor Relations Manager Fahim Docrat, "As part of our outreach initiative we have recently secured R200,000 worth of toys with the support of a donor. Our plan is to distribute many of these toys to children in the various communities that we serve ... allowing children to access toys that they would otherwise never be able to afford. Our main objective is to bring joy to these children but there is also an underlying component of learning through play."

Docrat continued, "On Friday, we started off the distribution process by handing over toys to children at a crèche in Blikkiesdorp. Seeing the children's faces was fantastic. We also handed over some toys to babies that are under our care at Tygerberg Hospital. We will be distributing more toys and establishing our toy libraries in the coming months."