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.
Parent's Graduation was opened with greatest enthusiasm by Ms Vathiswa Combi, followed by Welcoming and Prayer by Mrs Ziyanda Malima. Parents were so excited and looking forward to the rest of the day!
Congratulations to all the parents who put in time, effort and heart into obtaining their certificates and being part of this course!
Volunteers prepared a hot meal for 150 children who took part at the
National Children's Day today. Children participated in all kinds of play
including puppet shows and story telling.
ATTENTION ALL ECD PRINCIPALS!
Please review this important checklist for registration of your ECD facility with the Western Department of Education. Please make sure that all these boxes are ticked.
For further information - and especially for ECD sites in Khayelitsha - please contact our Sikhula Sonke Coach and Support workers who will gladly assist you step by step to meet the registration requirements.
Download or view the checklist here
Noluvuyo Makeleni, our coaching and support worker, exhibited Sikhula Sonke's work at the ECD center registration drive that was organized by the City Of Cape Town. The ECD drive ran at Thusong Multi-purpose center In Khayelitsha this week to assist all unregistered ECD facilities with registration requirements.
There were lots of "happy jumpers" at Harare Library, thanks to a generous donation by Eskom Foundation who handed over two big jumping castles to Sikhula Sonke yesterday. It seems that not only kids enjoy jumping castles; we snapped photos of two of the Eskom delegates bouncing, as well as some of our staff. There's definitely nothing like a good jump to bring a smile to everyone's faces!
Did you know that bouncing, jumping and moving are extremely important to early childhood development? Learning to tumble and balance help important neural networks to form which help children later with spatial tasks and concentration.
Thank you to Eskom Foundation for this wonderful, most useful and inspired donation!