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.
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
Oct 20, 2016

Life Skills for Rural Early Childhood Centre!

Making their own breakfast and loving it!
Making their own breakfast and loving it!

Since our last report, we have converted our ever so crowded and chaotic home corner into a place where our children can come and set a table for breakfast, arrange flowers, help themselves to cereal in their own time and prepare a snack when they feel like it. They pour, slice, mix and spread all by themselves. It is absolutely wonderful to see. They wash their own dishes and pack away. Their teacher has more time to dedicate to other activities while her children are gaining wonderful life skills.
With the funding we have received from GlobalGiving new containers and materials for our classroom were bought as well as seeds for our vegetable garden. We are looking forward to having the one vegetable patch enclosed by end of November and to realise training as soon as programs are available.
We thank you for the enormous contribution we have received of late, I cannot begin to tell you how much relief it has brought us.
The Ibhabhathane has been nominated for a second award by the Department of Social Development, the Charlotte Maxeke Excellence Awards, and it is thanks to all our sponsors and donors and their support of what we are doing that results in nominations for awards such as these.
We thank you again and I am including a list below should you want to assist further. Please remember to like The Ibhabhathane Community Centre on Facebook and tell all your friends and family about us.


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


Warmest greetings
Yolande

Washing my own dishes
Washing my own dishes
Little ones preparing their snack for the day
Little ones preparing their snack for the day
Beans have survived final frost end September, yay
Beans have survived final frost end September, yay
Celebrating Heritage Month
Celebrating Heritage Month

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