• Short Summary

    A CRECHE FOR CHILDREN WITH A DIFFERENCE IS NOW BEING RUN IN SALISBURY, SOUTHERN RHODESIA - FOR BLACK CHILDREN.

  • Description

    A CRECHE FOR CHILDREN WITH A DIFFERENCE IS NOW BEING RUN IN SALISBURY, SOUTHERN RHODESIA - FOR BLACK CHILDREN. THIS IS PERHAPS THE ONLY ONE OF ITS KIND IN AFRICA WITH SO MANY AMENITIES AND FACILITIES FOR THE CHILDREN OF THE WOMEN WORKERS IN A BRANCH OF A VAST TOBACCO EMPIRE. GALLAHERS EMPLOY IN SALISBURY ABOUT 1600 MALES AND OVER 500 WOMEN IN THE TOBACCO PLANT, GRADING AND SORTING TOBACCO FOR THE FACTORIES OVERSEAS.

    OVER 300 CHILDREN ARE TAKEN IN DAILY, FROM AN EARLY HOUR IN THE MORNING, WHEN THEIR MOTHERS ARRIVE TO START WORK. AND FROM THE TIME THEY ARRIVE UNTIL THEY ARE COLLECTED WHEN THE DAY'S WORK IS FINISHED, THEY RECEIVED EVERY CARE AND ATTENTION FROM THE COMPANY'S WELFARE STAFF.

    WHEN THE CHILDREN ARRIVE AT THE CRECHE THEY SHED THEIR DAILY CLOTHES, AND HAVE NURSERY CLOTHING AND OVERALLS PUT ON. THEY DANCE AND SING, PLAY GAMES, HAVE FRUITS, FRUIT JUICE, LARGE MEALS OF WELL-BALANCED FOOD, TEA, BISCUITS, BATHS, - AND MEDICAL ATTENTION IN THE COMPANY'S MODERN CLINIC AND HOSPITAL.

    THE CRECHE SUPERVISOR IS MRS. M. M. BURNETT, WHO IS ALSO IN CHARGE OF THE COMPANY'S AFRICAN WOMEN EMPLOYEES. TO HELP HER ORGANIZE THE CHILDREN THERE ARE 10 AFRICAN MOTHERS TO ACT AS NANNIES AND TWO RED CROSS NURSES. SIX CLEANERS KEEP THE CRECHE SPOTLESS, AND THERE IS A LAUNDRY WITH AN AUTOMATIC WASHING MACHINE TO COPE WITH THE VAST NUMBERS OF NAPPIES. MOTHERS WORKING AT THE FACTORY ARE ALLOWED TO COME AND SEE THEIR CHILDREN DURING THE DAY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2LTV3FWTG0CSM2FPAZ1GSO6A3
    Media URN:
    VLVA2LTV3FWTG0CSM2FPAZ1GSO6A3
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/06/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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