Jun 7, 2021

Early Childhood Development in South Africa

Dear Friend of Education Africa,

Hello and thank you for supporting our campaign. We are very grateful and will continue to work hard on our Education Africa Early Childhood Development Project with your help. Starting in September our ECD team is currently marking their students’ assignments and soon our students will start their practical’s at their ECD centres! We are so proud of how far they have come and their commitment to bettering their futures and the futures of the children of South Africa.

The current landscape of Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres in South Africa includes a troublesome combination of undertrained caregivers and limited resources. According to a 2013 ECD Audit, only 10% of children living in Johannesburg between the ages of three and five are enrolled in ECD centres. Many caregivers, despite having years of practical experience, have poor reading, writing, and critical thinking skills -- impeding their ability to plan and manage effective early childhood programming. Without qualified caregivers, the majority of young children in Johannesburg have fallen through the cracks of our society’s care. Education Africa is equipped with the requisite specialised staff, structures and experience to tackle these issues and create meaningful change for South African children.

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Jun 7, 2021

Marimba Magic Continues

Dear Friend of Education Africa,

We hope you are doing well and are keeping safe. In this report we wanted to update you on all the hard work our Marimba Team has been doing during this difficult time.

Our children in our Marimba Hubs have been learning new music, practicing all the time, and bringing smiles to all our faces. Last month some of our brilliant Hub Bands even performed in the Sounds of Celebration VIII Concert to an international audience! We are so proud of them and the hard work they put into their performances.

Our virtual training of our marimba educators continues and it has been amazing to watch their progress. The educators have been provided with tablets and keyboards to help them to learn easier and become the best teachers they can be!

We are so proud of our Education Africa Marimba team and all the work they have put in to overcome the lockdown challenges.

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Feb 15, 2021

Virtual Marimba Learning Continues!

Marimba

Dear Friend of Education Africa,

We hope you are doing well and are keeping safe. In this report we wanted to update you on all the hard work our Marimba Team has been doing during this difficult time.

In September our amazing marimba team were finally able to go back into the hubs and start training the educators again! The educators did not let the lockdown slow them down and with Joan’s teaching they have become even better musicians. We cannot wait until they can start teaching the children all they have learnt.

This year we are beginning again with virtual learning, this time over Google Meet. The educators have been provided with tablets and keyboards to help them to learn easier and become the best teachers they can be!

We are so proud of our Education Africa Marimba team and all the work they have put in to overcome the lockdown challenges.

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