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Wonderdal, South Africa's coolest edutainment centre

Written by: Lilford Lesabe

Hazendal Wine Estate celebrated 320 years since its establishment and 25 years of the Voloshin family ownership with the launch of an initiative aimed to introduce the concept of education through play to children in disadvantaged communities.

Education and community outreach have always been close to Hazendal’s heart, which was, in part, the motivation behind the development of Wonderdal, one of the new gems at Hazendal. Wonderdal is an Edutainment Centre for Children aged 5 to 13, the first of its kind in Africa.

Wonderdal Edutainment Centre is a first of its kind in South Africa

Simone Voloshin - Hazendal Executive Director

Hazendal Executive Director, Simone Voloshin introduced and revealed the WonderBox. In her address she explained, “Inspired by Wonderdal, Hazendal has developed an educational program which serves as an important vehicle to enable children and teachers from disadvantaged communities to experience the concept of learning through play. To achieve this, Hazendal has joined forces with the Anna Foundation, founded by Anna Brom. Hazendal’s goal is to make some of the wonders of Wonderdal accessible to children, by capturing the Wonders of Wonderdal in the innovative WonderBox, which consists of portable science kits, plant growing kits and book libraries, as well as other educational games. The program will also involve training educators on how best to use the WonderBox to create an enriching, stimulating and inspiring learning experience for children and teachers alike.”

To find out more, visit the Wonderdal homepage https://www.wonderdal.co.za




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