In 2019, Andrew Griffin and myself were approached by Container World to document the journey of Project Joy, one of their CSI projects. Andrew took the photograph depicted in A Morning Stroll.
As you journey into the Inanda Valley, in-between the houses and dirt roads, a story of transformation is unfolding. A story of how meaningful and intentional change occurs when likeminded individuals, organisations, and companies work together. The result is Project Joy, where the pooling of resources, knowledge, and skills is transforming lives through early childhood development (ECD) education. It’s the story of Bonisiwe Gwala, a woman who started a community creche in 2008 with just three children. Today, Bonisiwe is the principal of Entokozweni Pre-School, which has found a new home in Project Joy. It is a place of learning, fun, safety and love for 37 children in the Inanda community. It is the story of what can happen when a group of people come alongside another, and walk the journey of transformation and growth, with them.