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!
Sikhula Sonke's team spent the day at Silvermine Nature Reserve to celebrate the women in the organisation. The day started early with a hike up to the fire lookout just below Elephant's Eye on Constantiaberg. The energetic continued onto the Elephant's Eye cave to admire the beautiful views over Cape Town's southern suburbs, with Somerset West and the mountains in the distance.
The ladies walked back down the mountain to partake in a lunch spread prepared by the men, followed by some games beside the dam. Sikhula Sonke truly appreciates the amazing ladies who give so much of their time, energy and love to the children of Khayelitsha!
It's simply amazing to see what partnerships and joining resources can accomplish! Thank you to Breadline Africa and HomeChoice for being an integral part of this journey. It is so exciting to see lovely new ECDs being constructed on what was wasteland or unused land before. Two new preschool classrooms have been donated and will be opened on 18 July 2019.
Community dialogues are a way of bringing together parents, caregivers and individuals from local communities into a public forum where they can interact with official representatives from different organisations and stakeholders. At Sikhula Sonke, we facilitate community dialogues between parents/ caregivers and Metro Police, Fire and Rescue, Social Services, ECD leaders and representatives of other organisations invested in the wellbeing of children.
These dialogues are safe spaces to exchange information, raise questions and comment on the health of each community. It's our desire that the thoughts and concerns of each party are heard, and that change is initiated from these sometimes intense, sometimes light but always important gatherings.