The Ibhabhathane Community Centre

It is our mission to provide access for all children of the community to an effective Early Childhood Development Programme, in a safe and caring environment that will prepare our young children to enjoy a successful start in a formal learning environment.
Mar 7, 2017

More Hands and Hearts for Rural Little People

A great welcome to our new Practioner assistant!
A great welcome to our new Practioner assistant!

The Ibhabhathane Community Centre had an influx of little children between the ages of 14 months to 2 years. So much so, that we had to appoint for the first time, a permanent, practioner assistant. We are delighted and very thankful for the resources our Global Giving funders provide in order for us to give these little children the absolute quality care they deserve.

In order to grow our parents’ knowledge on what Early Years Development is all about we invited them to a Valentines Tea on Tuesday, February 14th. They had such enormous fun learning how number knowledge can be applied to something as fun as making face biscuits with their children; experiencing sensory activities first hand; understanding how you can use certain sensory activities to calm children when they are feeling distressed. Never before have we had such a turn-out of interested parents. A huge thank you for every donation received that allowed for materials to be bought and realising such a happy event!

Your support to us is absolutely invaluable, an enormous thank you for giving us the opportunity to start a first term on such positive note. We would love to encourage you to please continue and should you have friends and family who you can share our Ibhabhathane Community Centre page on Facebook with, please do so.

Our most sincere appreciation

I am including a list below to assist you further.

Montessori Training, cost per child                       : $150

Montessori Educational Construction Material     : $50

Montessori Sensory and Real Life Material           : $20

Montessori Literacy Material                                      : $20

Seeds for flower, herb and veggie garden            : $10

Employment of gardener per month                      : $150

To purchase fencing and bush cutter                      : $100

Montessori Sensory and Real Life Material              : $30

Shade Cloth and poles for garden enclosure           : $30                                                                     

We look forward to hearing from you!

Warmest greetings

Yolande

Parents and children loving their Valentine
Parents and children loving their Valentine's Tea
Great to have parents hands-on!
Great to have parents hands-on!
A little love ....goes a far way
A little love ....goes a far way

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Dec 12, 2016

The Joy of Giving!

Peeka-boo!
Peeka-boo!

With the end of the school year a day away and the first day of the New Year not feeling too far away…we celebrated our little ones with a Xmas feast!

It all commenced with traditional isiXhosa games, having little ones screeching with delight. The day was bright and hot ….so out came the plastic sheet, a couple buckets of water, clothes off and the growing excitement a few notches up.

Once cooled down, we went inside and listened to Rudolph the Reindeer, a story our children love. Then off to lunch. The children spontaneously burst into song when first they saw were tinselled tree, gifts and twinkling lights! Because of funding from GlobalGiving we could provide a beautiful meal, dessert and a little surprise pack for each little child to take home.

We were very fortunate to have a wonderful Farther Xmas, who had a gift for each little child.

Our little kids were delighted…some a little shy but holding onto their gifts with all their might. No one unwrapped, each held their gift close to be opened at home…to witness the excitement and pleasure of a small child receiving a gift brought such deep joy to one’s heart that I wished each and every donor could be present just to see for a moment how much his/her giving brings to an organisation such as ours.

Thank you for realising once again a very special event and making sure that an Early Childhood Centre can remain in effective operation in the smallest of towns in the Eastern Cape.

We thank you sincerely for your continuous support and spreading the joy of giving throughout this festive and don’t forget to visit the Ibhabhathane Community Centre Page on Facebook.

I am including a list below to assist you further.

Montessori Training, cost per child                        : $150

Montessori Educational Construction Material       : $50

Montessori Sensory and Real Life Material            : $20

Montessori Literacy Material                                   : $20

Seeds for flower, herb and veggie garden               : $10

Employment of gardener per month                        : $150

To purchase fencing and bush cutter                      : $100

Montessori Sensory and Real Life Material              : $30

Shade Cloth and poles for garden enclosure           : $30                                                                     

We look forward to hearing from you!

Warmest greetings

Yolande

Liya, over the moon happy!
Liya, over the moon happy!
Ave, beaming a beautiful smile
Ave, beaming a beautiful smile
Fun in the sun!
Fun in the sun!
Our Xmas table
Our Xmas table
Thank you...
Thank you...
Nov 28, 2016

One small seed in a garden story

Little seedlings waiting to go
Little seedlings waiting to go

Dear Friend of the Ibhabhathane,

Since our last report our garden has blossomed. Marigolds are chasing away devious bugs and slugs are making cosy homes under cabbage leaves. We are picking, chopping and munching away. From the garden straight to the plate ensuring our children have the freshest of vegetables and no nasty chemicals!

And our garden fewer has spilled into the homes of our parents and grandparents, so much so that on October 29th our village had its first Garden Competition organised by The Ibhabhathane Community Centre and community worker, Cary. Thirty households entered for the best food, flower and creative garden. The outcome was spectacular. The smallest of spaces transformed into food providing sources, flowers sprouting and rambling plants hiding not so pretty fences, trellises and pergolas made from locally sourced material.

Thirty families, are now picking fresh produce, and putting food on the table!

Donations from our donors have enabled us to share seedlings, labour and tools. We could employ our own gardener once a week and buy more seed! Your contribution has become an investment!

We thank you sincerely for your continuous support and now for even more spectacular news!

On November 29th, Global Giving will be matching every donation doesn’t matter how big or small by 50%! Here is a super chance to make your contribution make a huge difference! Only one day! Spread the news and like our Page on Facebook!

I am including a list below to assist you further.

Employment of gardener per month                         : $150

To purchase fencing and bush cutter                       : $100

Montessori Sensory and Real Life Material              : $30

Shade Cloth and poles for garden enclosure            : $30                                                                     

Seeds for flower, herbs and veggie garden               : $10

We look forward to hearing from you!

Warmest greetings

Yolande

Ready for the picking!
Ready for the picking!
Growing food in every nook and cranny!
Growing food in every nook and cranny!
Liwonga
Liwonga's granny winning her gardening prize!
Yummie garden veggies straight to my tummy!
Yummie garden veggies straight to my tummy!
No income, but determine to make a pretty garden
No income, but determine to make a pretty garden
 
   

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