Sikhula Sonke Early Childhood Development takes the issue of coronavirus seriously and is actively applying necessary precautionary measures towards the prevention of Covid-19.
With more Covid-19 cases detected in South Africa and now in the Western Cape, we have put together educational lesson plans for our playgroups, First 1000 Days programmes and parent cluster workshops which include education and awareness about controlling and preventing the spread of Covid-19. Our team follows the latest scientific research.
It is important that we discern what is myth and what is fact.
Let us NOT panic with the social media barrage of misinformation. We can all play an active part in preventing the spread of this illness.
- Mdebuka Mthwazi, Executive Director
Sikhula Sonke held the annual team planning at Monwabisi Resort earlier this year. With lots of details to go through, new interns on the team and time to connect as teams and individuals, this break away is key for setting goals and refining our outreach for the coming year.
Loadshedding meant that we got to play some games and do team building exercises while waiting for the electricity to come back on. We are very excited to see what 2020 holds!
While our SISO team is out and checking in on children who started Grade R and Grade 1 this year, we are also checking in our the amazing and dedicated early childhood development centres in Khayelitsha and their staff. Each year we run a course that qualifies ECD practitioners at NQF Level 4 in basic education for preschool children.
Here is one of the Noluthando Educare practitioners signing up for 2020. With limited spaces, and great resources for those who sign up, this is a really popular course and excellent qualification to obtain. If you know someone who needs to sign up, please ask them to contact us immediately.
Our greatest appreciation and thanks to the Department of Social Development and the Western Cape Provincial DSD Chief Directors and their delegation for their visit today at our Emthonjeni sites and Toy Library. Your visit was a great encouragement and motivation to our team!
Got a gift that needs special wrapping? Our staff are gift wrapping to raise funds for Sikhula Sonke until the 24th of December at the following stores/centres:
Checkers Hyper: Somerset mall,
Shoprite: Melody walk, Mitchell's plain
Shoprite: Somerset Town
Sikhula Sonke runs the Imbewu training programme which is a one-year programme of study for preschool teachers to become certified. We are very proud of these ECD practitioners who graduated last week. Well done on your achievement, commitment to learn and hard work!
Congratulations to our Emthonjeni learners who have completed their Grade R and are ready to progress to primary schools in the area! Thanks to the team for their hard work in preparing the children this year and a special thanks to the ladies who cooked up a storm for the festivities.
Watch this space!!! Sikhula Sonke’s Fatherhood Network met today. Men from different Emthonjeni areas had a heated discussion around protection of children in public spaces today. They say no to violence against women and children... Watch our public media platform spaces for the upcoming plans this season. We are deeply encouraged by the ideas that have been put on the table by these fathers.
Sikhula Sonke would like to thank all our donors and friends and supporters for their generosity of heart, hands and funds in this last calendar year. Truly we have much to celebrate in seeing our programmes running and lives being impacted for good. This investment into the children of Khayelitsha does not just have a physical or educational value... it has an emotional and spiritual value too. Thank you to you all!