From the outside the building looks like a warehouse. The rusted steel door and high windows reveal nothing of the activities inside. Just inside the door a makeshift bookshelf is packed with files, broken crayons, toilet paper, wet wipes and tiny school bags.Small bodies lie on the floor. Some are asleep while others, lying side by side, continue their play in hushed delight. It’s 1pm and it’s time for “indoor free play”. Fifty-six square metres for 60 toddlers.The walls are bare except for an A3 page stuck on one wall with the days of the week handwritten in blue and red crayons. On another wall, another A3 page outlines the daily programme, from 7.30am to 2pm. This is a short description of the Oreratile ECD Centre located in Phase Six a rural township in Bloemfontein Free State. The ECD Centre has been up and running for a few years but has not managed to receive funding in order to build learning facilities for the tiny children. Ever since its formation the centre has taught in old shacks which heat up in the summer and freeze in the winter. This is why this project has been started to enable the centre to build good learning facilities.