Our Emthonjeni informal learning programme facilitated 2253 individual child, parent & caregiver interactions hosted in public spaces around Khayelitsha. Now that's a lot of love and care, right there!
Sikhula Sonke ECD held our annual planning time at the end of last week. The whole team got away for 3 nights to a campsite with beautiful views over Somerset West.
It was a great opportunity to reconnect, sum up 2017, focus on 2018 and reconnect, sharing team and individual highs, lows and learnings from the past year.
Our communications person came out on Saturday to share on the importance of communicating with our donors and sponsors and friends, and how our stories give an insight into life in Khayelitsha: the challenges and the special moments we get to be part of.
Thanks to all who gave their time and energy over 4 very full days! Viva 2018!
Sikhula Sonke's Imbiza family and community motivator programme reached out to 183 families, with a total of 3571 personal interactions with caregivers, children and parents in 2017. Thank you to all our sponsors and funders and teams!
What a great partnership to see a multi-disciplinary stakeholder engagement in the name of children’s development.
On Friday, Sikhula Sonke’s read aloud activities together with Nal'ibali saw Nal’ibali providing the story, Sikhula Sonke providing personnel to read stories to children, Harare Hilltop Spar providing nutritious noodles for the event, and most importantly the City of Cape Town providing Health education around Listeriosis and diarrhoea, and distributing vitamin A supplements to children.
What a day!!! This campaign benefited ECD centre based children, children in their own homes, children in public spaces, children in Toy libraries and children who were walking with their parents to the shops.
Great event indeed, well done to the pioneers and everyone involved!
Fabulous furniture! Our SISO offices are looking so chic and glam with some lovely new office furniture. Thank you so much Ms Taylor!
In partnership with Nal'ibali, Sikhula Sonke conducts many "Read Aloud Day" activities in different ECD facilities, public spaces, and children’s parks. Here is one of the kids at A-Section in Monwabisi Park with Nothemba and Paphama during the Read Aloud Campaign we ran last week.
Sikhula Sonke Early Childhood Development partnered with Shoprite South Africa / Checkers to raise 2 million rand for charity through Gift Wrapping. The proceeds generated in the following stores went to Sikhula Sonke Early Childhood Development operations: Checkers Hyper in Somerset, Checkers Rondebosch, Checkers Hyper Market Parow Centre, Shoprite South Africa, Shoprite South Africa, Shoprite South Africa.
Thank you to all our staff who gave their time in December to giftwrap a zillion presents and still have sticky tape on their fingers almost a month later! And thank you to Shoprite/Checkers for giving Sikhula Sonke a head start on 2018!
Congratulations to the ECD practitioners who completed their basic ECD and parent training. Together we celebrated their achievements in a grand graduation ceremony. Well done for all your hard work!
It's graduation time again! Congratulations to the children who are moving into Grade One next year in "big school". We wish you everything of the best in your new school journey. We also want to commend all the parents and the teachers who have poured so much into the children in classes and encouragement this year. We see the fruit of your labour. Well done!
Christmas came early this for the children in our Sikhula Sonke Outreach
programs. Santa Shoe box has distributed more than 400 boxes for children of
Our greatest appreciation and thank you to our Camilla and the
team who organized and distributed these shoe box gifts.