Pebbles - Changing Lives

The Pebbles Project purpose is to enrich the lives of children from disadvantaged backgrounds through providing support and training to local wine farm and township créches and establishing after-school provision for older children living in the Winelands. The non-profit provides educational programmes as well as nutrition, health and social support services to approximately 1400 children in Stellenbosch, Somerset West, Wellington, Citrusdal and Hermanus. Their programmes include antenatal support for pregnant women, First Thousand Days, Early Childhood Development, School Enrichment and Early Adulthood as well as opening its first school in the Hemel-en-Aarde valley in 2019 for 63 learners from the local farm communities.  Other services and activities include a mobile resource centre, a fleet of mobile learning centres, computers, sport, art and life skills. 

Pebbles has spent R156m on providing opportunities to agricultural communities in the Western Cape over the last 16 years. In November 2020 they reached an amazing goal with 1 MILLION MEALS distributed by the Pebbles Kitchen. In March 2021 alone, 17 300 nutritious meals were distributed.