World Play Day is celebrated on 28 May each year. This year we are marking this special day by hosting a picnic for Makhaza preschools and preschool-aged children and their caregivers at Khayelitsha Wetlands Park. To book your spot please email us or phone our offices on +27 (21) 224 0807 or +27 (0) 81 258 7359.
This is Khayelitsha's biggest picnic for kids and we'd love to see you there!
There is much excitement amongst the kids of Taiwan-SiteC this week as they for first time have a proper classroom, a shack that has been given by a Community member to Sikhula Sonke. Thank you to this family for opening doors for us!
Nal'ibali facilitated training to 12 Sikhula Sonke fieldworkers, teaching them about the importance of storytelling, how to set up a reading club, and helping them to become even better storytellers!
SISO is celebrating Library Week by visiting Khayelitsha ECD centres that are not exposed to the work of Sikhula Sonke in order to promote and market our Toy Library and stimulate their children to explore new activities offered by Sikhula Sonke. Our library assistants are having lots of fun playing with the children (and their teachers)!
At Sikhula Sonke we believe in the importance of immunising our children against childhood diseases like measles, mumps and rubella. These diseases killed hundreds of children globally in the past. With so many people migrating to the cities, it's important to make sure that we immunise our children so that they don't catch diseases in our communities where illness spreads fast. SISO helps with immunisation campaigns in the areas we work in and reaches out to children who might have working parents unable to get to clinics to do the vaccinations offered by the Department of Health.
The Fatherhood Network program - in partnership with Umbono, Baby Gym and First Dad program - started the year with a baby gym session for young fathers at Umbono Art Media premises. We absolutely love these dads who are willing to learn and become involved in their children's lives from a very early age! This is how we raise great leaders... it all starts with loving and involved parents!
Every year we host graduations in November. These little people have learnt and grown so much in the past 11 months... we wish them well as they start at primary school and continue learning for life.
One of the great joys of our work is seeing ECDs thrive and being resourced and equipped. Barney Educare Centre is reaching through the sky with big smiles thanks to some of our generous funders and partners!