THE BUTTERFLY FOUNDATION

BUTTERFLY CENTRE

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WHAT IS THE BUTTERFLY CENTRE?

The Butterfly Centre is a place where children with special needs can find their own superheroes!

 

It is situated in Stanford, South Africa.

 

There is always focus on education, with each child following an individualised education plan based around the standard CAPS curriculum. But at the centre we believe that the true achievement lies in giving the children self confidence and the belief that they can achieve anything. These children, often previously marginalised, are given an environment where they are celebrated for their own unique talents, and given a chance to become the very best version of themselves.

 

Aside from the current full time students, there are many more children and parents who have benefitted in a host of ways from the existence of the Centre. Parents have been able to attend workshops and talks with relevant professionals and experts in the field of Special Needs. Children have made lasting friendships, adults have developed strong bonds with others who understand their challenges. Society has shifted, ever so slightly, as we learn to celebrate these special Butterfly children. Yes, they may be different. But maybe, just maybe, we are all learning that’s not such a bad thing.

 

Why fit in when you were born to stand out?

WHAT IS THE BUTTERFLY CENTRE?

The Butterfly Centre still relies largely on donations in order to operate, as well as educate the community and achieve its aims and ideals. The building in which the centre is currently situated is now for sale, putting our dreams at risk. We have identified suitable land on which to build a permanent home for the Butterfly Centre and its’ children. This is situated on the farm Stanford Hills. We have had a donation of two 40 foot containers which will form the basis of the permanent structure. We have sought professional advice and been advised that converting the buildings into a school, including bathrooms and kitchen, will cost in the region of R500 000. Any  fundraising ideas and efforts would help us reach this dream.

 

Please consider a way to help us secure the future of this vital part of the community. The centre is a happy space, filled with laughter and learning, enthusiasm and joy. We thank you once again, each and every person who continues to support our cause. We hope that the Butterfly Foundation will continue to celebrate these children, bring the special needs community together and encourage full inclusivity. Not just in schools, but throughout society.

Direct donations can be made to The Butterfly Centre, ABSA, Savings Account 932 056 9373

 

NPO (Non-Profit-Organisation) Number 168-212

 

FOR INTERNATIONAL DONATIONS OR FUNDRAISERS, WE ARE REGISTERED WITH JUSTGIVING:

 

https://www.justgiving.com/butterfly-centre

 

You can contact us at info@butterflyfoundation.co.za   or www.butterflyfoundation.co.za 

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