Winning the IEU grant for our Project Sunshine was such a privilege. Our centre is perched on top of an industrial/ commercial building and we desperately wanted to inject some sustainable movement in our centre. We have some sustainable initiatives in our centre, such as a worm farm and collecting rain water. However, this was not enough, and we could do more for the environment.
We decided to take advantage of the abundance of sunshine in our yard to dry our laundry. Being in a long day care centre, our washing machine is always going – there are sheets, face washers and tea towels to wash and dry every day. We had always relied on the dryer, and what a shame that was, especially with lots of space in the yard for hanging our washing. We bought a clothes horse and the children assisted in hanging the washers and tea towels. The children showed a sense of pride as they assisted their educators in drying their little washers.