Congratulations to Papama Matheza who has been appointed our new Planning, Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for 2021. Papama has been with Sikhula Sonke ECD for more than 8 years. He has served in a number of roles including Child Protection Ambassador, ELOM Assessor (Early Learning Outcomes Measure Assessor), Networker and the Children & Youth Officer for the Khayelitsha Youth Desk. We wish him all the best in his new role!
A warm welcome to our partner Families South Africa (FAMSA) who are providing parenting skills training to young parents in our caregiver program. The first FAMSA training took place at the end of March for 40 caregivers. The attendees learnt about developmental milestones, nutrition, attitudes and behaviours, and went home with new toolkits of parenting skills to practice. We're so excited about this new partnership and all the opportunities for caregivers through FAMSA's great material and training resources.
Sikhula Sonke is privileged to have many supporters, friends and donors in our family. This is a personal message from us to you as we end the year..
Thank you to Joint Aid Management (South Africa)! Once again this dedicated team has sponsored Christmas gifts and food parcels for children in our programmes! Your heart for our communities is amazing and we appreciate all you do!
Winkie Cebisa has an important message to share about child protection as the 16 Days Campaign for no violence against women and children continues.
We hear from Sikhula Sonke programme manager Mrs Thembakazi Nxesi... its time to protect our communities, our families and our vulnerable.
Mdebuka Mthwazi, Executive Director of Sikhula Sonke ECD, speaks out about gender based violence in Khayelitsha during the 16 Days of Activism campaign. Watch the video below.
Today we celebrated the children from our Emthonjeni programme, an outreach which is facilitated in the informal spaces and water collection points of Khayelitsha’s sections. These children have done so well and are now ready for Grade R. We salute you!
Thank you to all the teachers, facilitators, our social work team and of course our partners. It takes a village coming together to be able to celebrate this achievement. Siyabonga!
Immunisations took place in Monwabisi Park this week, reaching children from A and C sections. This service happens in partnership with government, ensuring that children's Road to Health cards are up to date. We also get a chance to connect with caregivers and general health screening takes place at the same time - we refer families for health interventions if we pick up any issues. Thanks to all involved!