Share the dream.
Become a Friend of the Field of Dreams
The dream started in 2013 when our founder, Lee den Hond became the third South African woman to summit Mount Everest.
Lee’s Everest journey was followed by ordinary South Africans, who, like us, believe that anything is possible if you follow the dream.
The dream was to serve the children of Schaumburg community – an informal settlement in the Hartbeespoort region. The Schaumburg community consists of approximately 1 000 shacks, housing on average nine people each, so the estimated population of this area is about 9 000 residents.
Most of the inhabitants are migrant labourers or people who were displaced from neighbouring countries and are therefore not eligible for government grants.
More importantly, many children from Schaumburg are “undocumented”, meaning that children of school-going age do not have official documentation required for proof of identity or legal residency to be admitted to a school.
Our dream was and remains to say YES instead of NO to all children who need education, nutrition, healthcare and stimulation.
The dream became a reality on the 19th of May 2015 when the soil was turned and the
Field of Dreams Children’s Centre started taking shape.
Since opening our doors in 2015 we have achieved the following milestones:
- Over 12 350 meals served to children
- Centre registered as an Early Childhood Development Centre.
- All staff are fully accredited in ECD Training and First Aid Medical Support
- Internationally accredited online courses for Teens and Adults
- Opened the doors to a Clinic with a focus on Women and Children
- Gardening projects successfully upskilling members of the community.
We extend a personal invitation to YOU to join the dream and be part of something bigger by saying YES to the DREAM.
What does it mean to be a Friend of the Field of Dreams?
By becoming a Friend, you agree to commit to a monthly donation of R500.
Your donation will go towards supporting a Field of Dreams child with access to his or her most basic educational rights. This includes a structured education programme that provides for free playing, reading, fine-motor development, computer skills, access to a mobile clinic, sporting facilities to develop talented youth as well as two meals per day per child.
How to become a Friend
Sign a debit order of R500 per month with your bank, set up a monthly EFT or make a direct deposit into the Field of Dreams’ banking account, details below:
Account Name: FIELD OF DREAMS CHILDRENS CENTRE NPC
Bank: First National Bank
Account Type: Business Account
Account number: 62466883719
Branch name: SANDTON CITY, TVL, 32
Brand code: 254605
Swift Code: FIRNZAJJ
Please use your name and surname as reference on your donations if you would like to receive an 18A SARS certificate. Please drop a note to firstname.lastname@example.org when you’ve set up your debit order or donated. You can donate anonymously if you prefer but would unfortunately not qualify for a tax rebate.
Be in touch
We regularly share the actualisation of the Dream on Facebook and Instagram.
Follow us and receive regular news from the Field of Dreams.
We post about our educators, our children, projects, contributors and educational visits.
Contact us at: email@example.com
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/FodFoundation/