We are excited to announce that the Imbewu Training programme officially launched last week. Imbewu is a programme that seeks to equip early learning development practitioners with skills, knowledge and tools that they can use in their existing schools, workplaces and in the wider community.
On Wednesday, 45 principals attended the programme orientation and overview, then went back to their schools and selected practitioners (teachers) who will then be part of this programme. On Thursday and Friday the new programme participants travelled to Sikhula Sonke's offices in Harare Square, Khayelitsha, and took part in the teacher orientation and first part of the learning programme.
Imbewu training takes place weekly for the whole year, and we have seen great results and had positive feedback from previous years from practitioners and principals alike.
Watch this space!
Our deepest gratitude to Khayelitsha-based primary schools, Vuzamanzi, Chumisa, Sikhokhele, Mthawelanga, LuDwe Ngamlana, Chuma, Luleka, Isiphiwo, Ntshayelelo, Njongo, Kuyasa, Hopulang, Sivuyiseni, Yomelela and St Michael.
Some parents didn't apply early enough in 2014 but through the hand-holding process of FCM and Emthonjeni fieldworkers, their children have been enrolled for both Grade R and Grade one in these primary schools.
We'd like to offer a special thank you to the principals and our fieldworkers! At least 61 children who would have been denied access have safely joined these mainstream schools and able to start their education.
An additional 10 of these children have not come back from Dec holidays; we hope that they are schooling somewhere.