Nov 23, 2020

2020 has passed in a flash!

Planting seeds at home
Planting seeds at home

Dear Friend

As the 2020 school year is drawing to an end, we are delighted that six of the children will be graduating and progressing to Grade 1 next year, despite the many months that school was closed.  Lots of preparation work has been done with these children in the past two months and things are nicely on track.

We have 14 children back at school and 13 little ones still working at home, with their Masifunde Activity books and Finding Thabo posters.

Our children and community have been so blessed and are so thankful to The Maitri Trust, The Kamvalethu Foundation and First Children for the incredible support they have provided during this terribly difficult Covid-19 pandemic - food and hygiene parcels, stationery and an activity book for the children, monthly, for 6 months! Our community is most grateful!

Our lovely new toilet block is complete and the children and staff are over the moon!  Going from the yukky tin long drops to these clean, safe and beautiful toilets is a dream come true!  Thank you to SWSP for donating the wonderful water-saving EcoDry toilets to us, which use just 750ml for a full flush!  SDG 6 - Clean water and sanitation for all - tick :-)

A busy two weeks up ahead for all of us and planning for our #GivingTuesday fundraising drive.

Thank you and kind regards

Dawn

Food, health and educational parcels during Covid
Food, health and educational parcels during Covid
Our lovely EcoDry watersaving toilets
Our lovely EcoDry watersaving toilets
Aug 4, 2020

Children now learning at home

Food, hygiene and educational support parcels
Food, hygiene and educational support parcels

Dear friends and supporters of Ncinci Ones Montessori

We trust you are all still staying safe and well during these challenging times.

Schools in our area have been closed for four months now.  The community have all the children at home, from the little ones right up to the technicon students, and all these mouths need to be fed.  This is what is causing a major strain on the families in our community.

We have been blessed to be able to provide our children and their families with monthly food, hygiene and education parcels and the mamas have been so grateful to receive these.

The parcels contain staples as well as some tinned and fresh produce; Dettol, soap, toilet paper and the Masifunde Activity Book and some stationary.  

We are aiming to continue with these support parcels until the end of 2020.

Thank you very much for your support over this really difficult time.

Take care and stay safe

 

Dawn 

Nomonde explaining the Masifunde Activity book
Nomonde explaining the Masifunde Activity book
Masifunde Activity book
Masifunde Activity book
Apr 8, 2020

2020 Welcomes new Ncinci Ones

Plaiting with concentration
Plaiting with concentration

2020 started very well for Ncinci Ones Montessori - we have welcomed 10 new children to our preschool thus far and 3 more will be joining when school re-opens.

The newsbies all settled in very quickly and are doing lots of activities of Everyday Living, where they are building the concentration necessary for later work.

The Siyafunda Afterschool program welcomed 16 new children and they are all loving the program, while developing their isiXhosa, Maths and English.

All the children were really sad when they heard that school had to close early and that there would not be a holiday program for them.

Food parcels will be delivered to the mamas of all the children early next week, as our community is under immense financial pressure due to covid 19.

May this pass.  Stay home and safe everyone!

Kind regards

Dawn

Building concentration
Building concentration
Learning Xhosa sounds
Learning Xhosa sounds
 
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