Who we are

Funda Kunye means ‘Learn Together’ in isiXhosa. It was founded by Karen Temlett and Carina Van Der Merwe who share the same objectives to teach and train caregivers who own ECD day cares in informal areas to have an effective impact in the development of the children in their care.

​This will create a space where we can learn and grow together to impact the educational standards of a community and grow God's Kingdom.

Ultimately, the correct care and stimulation in the first few years can reduce developmental delays and/or challenges later in these children’s lives. This can change the trajectory of their future.

Our hope is to see our training and daily programme used productively in order to make a long- term difference in the lives of the children’s cognitive, emotional, social, physical and spiritual development.


Our Values


We value putting Jesus at the center of all we do.

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do”

Eph 2:10


We value servant leadership which produces compassion and gratitude and reminds us to:

“Love your neighbor as yourself” Gal 5:14

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms”

1 Pet 4:10


We value strong moral principles, to be honest, truthful, and consistent.

“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well”

Mat 6:33


We value responsibility to God for our actions and decisions, to our donors and our beneficiaries.

“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans”

Pro 16:3


We value pursuing excellence in everything we do.

“Whatever you do, do it heartily as for the Lord”

Col 3:23