Ikimiseng Crèche and Pre-school

In 1989, Mama Alinah Marumo decided to stand up and be the change she wanted in her community. Her desire to alleviate the socio-economic circumstance of her community led her to start Ikemiseng Crèche and Pre-school, and she now looks after 120 children aged 0 to 6 years. But Mama Alinah’s commitment to education does not end there. She noticed the need for job creation in her area and rolled up her sleeves to assist her community. She provides skills training to members of her community in an effort to help them uplift themselves. She created vegetable gardens and taught the community about it too so that they can become self-reliant. Mama Alinah prides herself on the expansion of her income-generating projects including a bakery which sells products to the community. She also hands out bread to needy households on a weekly basis. Her sewing project provides members with access and training to create sellable items and thus minimise the unemployment rate.


CMA provided skills training to 61
Mama transferred skills to 616
Mama provides employment to 5


2011 – Clover Mama Afrika My Best Photo competition – runner up – won a camera

2014 – My special project competition – won a laptop courtesy of Unicode Systems

2012 – Clover Mama Afrika “Most Improved” Award – winner

2016 – Clover Mama Afrika “Hygiene & Cleanliness” Award – runner up

2017 – Won a cell phone courtesy of Siyabonga Africa

2018 – Clover Mama Afrika “Hygiene & Cleanliness” Award – runner up


Bread Baking
Cooking & baking
Flower arranging
Food gardens


Joined CMA: June 2006
Children in her care: 130
Elderly in her care: 0
Outreach: 0

Facts about Mama Alinah

Centre: Ikimiseng Crèche and Pre-School
Location: Thabong, Free State


  • Nationality and Language:
  • Date of Birth:
24 February 1946
  • Marital Status:
  • Own Children:
3 children

“I am proud to be a Clover

Mama Afrika, as it brings many wonderful changes and opportunities to my community.”