Our educational programme is primarily focused on Early Childhood Development Centres (ECDs). The reason we choose ECDs is because the education within township based ECDs is highly informal, which effectively means that children in townships often only receive formal education from age seven. As soon as they enter primary school they are behind in their development.
Our solution for this problem is the adoption of township based preschools.
The process of adopting a school starts with a period of training. Our educational manager will train the principal and teachers of the school for a period of 3-6 months. Within this time we implement an accredited preschool curriculum and start rebuilding the facilities of the school in such a way that the facilities are compliant with legislation from the Department of Social Development.
After two years the school must be able to receive a grant from the department and therefore function independent of our support.
We’ve currently adopted the Rivoningo Preschool nearby Orange Farm, the Malesa Preschool in Diepsloot and Sinekhaya ECD in Diepsloot.
Education in 2017:
- The Malesa Preschool in Diepsloot will be refurbished in 2017.
- Phase 2 of the Rivoningo refurbishment will be completed in 2017.
- Sinekhaya ECD Centre is our newest adopted preschool. Teachers and the principle will be trained and a curriculum will be implemented.
- An ECD practical training academy will be started in Diepsloot.