Education Programmes for Kids &Teachers, Cape Town

by Children's Helpers Worldwide
Education Programmes for Kids &Teachers, Cape Town
Education Programmes for Kids &Teachers, Cape Town
Education Programmes for Kids &Teachers, Cape Town
Education Programmes for Kids &Teachers, Cape Town
Education Programmes for Kids &Teachers, Cape Town
Education Programmes for Kids &Teachers, Cape Town
Education Programmes for Kids &Teachers, Cape Town
Education Programmes for Kids &Teachers, Cape Town
Education Programmes for Kids &Teachers, Cape Town
Education Programmes for Kids &Teachers, Cape Town
Education Programmes for Kids &Teachers, Cape Town
Education Programmes for Kids &Teachers, Cape Town
Education Programmes for Kids &Teachers, Cape Town
Education Programmes for Kids &Teachers, Cape Town
Education Programmes for Kids &Teachers, Cape Town
Education Programmes for Kids &Teachers, Cape Town
Education Programmes for Kids &Teachers, Cape Town
Education Programmes for Kids &Teachers, Cape Town
Education Programmes for Kids &Teachers, Cape Town
Education Programmes for Kids &Teachers, Cape Town
Education Programmes for Kids &Teachers, Cape Town
Education Programmes for Kids &Teachers, Cape Town
Dec 29, 2020

Thank you for helping with food and education in Cape Town!

Food donations to Little Steps Educare
Food donations to Little Steps Educare

Thank you so much for supporting ORT SA CAPE's programmes, and especially for your continued help during this very challenging year. ORT SA CAPE has been able to adapt the way it delivered its education programmes since the lockdown began. It also started a food programme, as the increased levels of poverty meant there was a greater need for help with food. We are so grateful to each person who has supported these projects, through CHW's page on GlobalGiving.

Bev from ORT SA CAPE has shared the following report and photos:

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"The pandemic has highlighted so many inequalities and ORT SA CAPE endeavored to address these challenges by implementing a food relief initiative to our most vulnerable beneficiaries as well as distributing LEGO educational resources to parents and caregivers during school closures. The food relief initiative provides a lifeline and return of dignity to the families we support.

The LEGO parent initiative addresses the importance of parent/ caregiver involvement in the education of young children. These two initiatives will continue as the need continues to grow.

ORT SA CAPE distributes food parcels to families every 2 weeks. During October we also provided food to Rooikappie, an ECD [Early Childhood Development] centre that was introduced to us by CHW.

The last distribution for 2020 took place on 2 December to 140 families in Manenberg, Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain. We increased the amount of food per family to assist them over the holiday period. This festive season will be a challenging one for most South Africans, as we battle a second wave of the Coronavirus and job losses continue.

Here is a quote from Dawn, the Project Coordinator in Manenberg: Arriving at people’s doors and just seeing the look on their faces, filled with gratitude and total awe at the size of the food parcels was exceptional. You have truly touched many hearts and you are leaving an imprint in the lives of these people. One lady, Karen, could not stop crying and was standing in disbelief when we told her it was all her food’’

Those running ECD centres have also expressed their appreciation in the following messages:

"Good afternoon, we got home safely after collecting the food parcels. Thank you, my school and my students survived this pandemic time with your support. We are so grateful.’’ - Wodwa, Founders Educare Centre, Khayelitsha.

"Wow, ORT SA CAPE sponsors and donors thank you so very much.... The tears of joy were flowing here today. God bless you all.’’ - Sheila, Little Steps Educare, Mitchells Plain.

Some funds were also allocated to LEGO Playbox training that took place on 19th November with 20 teachers. This was our first LEGO face to face training, now that South Africa’s lockdown regulations have been slightly eased. The teachers were so enthusiastic and cannot wait to use the resources in their classrooms.

Penny, from the Western Cape Education Department said the following about the Lego resources that were donated, following the workshop: "The donation was welcomed with great joy and appreciation by the Principal and teachers at the Centre. I can vouch for this as I was present at the opening of the boxes and the demonstration of how the contents can be used in so many wonderful ways for early learning. The teachers expressed their appreciation throughout the workshop through enthusiastic participation, pertinent questions and bursts of applause. I am sure the evaluation forms completed by the teachers will confirm their appreciation’’.

Thank you to CHW for their continued support of the work that we do. Your assistance over this challenging year has helped us reach so many more beneficiaries. We are looking forward to another successful year “changing lives through education”."

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We are so grateful to each person who has made it possible to support ORT SA CAPE's programmes during the pandemic!

If you would like to know more about ORT SA CAPE's impact this year, Bev has shared the following information:

ORT SA CAPE 2020 at glance

725 teachers trained through short courses

Due to the challenges in our education system, we focus our training on Early Childhood Development (ECD) and foundational learning skills in young children.
Courses include Literacy development, Perceptual Skills development, and Learning through Play. We also offer pre-service training for unemployed youth to study towards a qualification in ECD.

63 Level 4 ECD teachers trained

Our Level 4 Early Childhood Development teacher training course is fully/SETA (Sector Education and Training Authority) accredited. Students attend lectures once a week for 18 months and are required to do practical training in ECD centres.

4 webinars were presented during lockdown and 300 people attended.

180 youth placed on ECD internships

This initiative addresses South Africa’s high unemployment rate by recruiting, training, and placing young men and women in schools as teaching assistants for one year. This allows for interns to develop a love for education and potentially continue in this field in the future.

25,375 children impacted

By training and educating teachers we are investing in better educated children. Our vision is a future where all teachers receive quality training and all children have access to quality education.

190 learners attended Robotic workshops

Access to Robotics and coding during weekly sessions allows children to develop 21st century skills by developing innovative solutions to challenging problems.

577 LEGO playboxes distributed to schools and ECD centres & 15,000 sets of LEGO Six Bricks provided to teachers and parents
Together with the LEGO Foundation, ORT SA CAPE distributes LEGO resources and offers training on the use of these resources to schools and ECD centres in disadvantaged communities across the Western Cape. The importance of purposeful play is also shared with parents for them to implement at home.

35,000 meals provided to 140 families every month since April 2020

In response to the devastating effects of COVID, and through the generosity of donors, we have initiated a feeding programme for families in disadvantaged communities in which ORT SA CAPE works. By drawing on our network, we are assisting the most needy - including child-headed families, grandparent-headed families, and those with little or no income.

 

Food donations to Founders Educare Centre
Food donations to Founders Educare Centre
Food donations to Rooikappie Educare
Food donations to Rooikappie Educare
Food donation for Karen and her family
Food donation for Karen and her family
LEGO Playbox training session for teachers
LEGO Playbox training session for teachers
LEGO Playbox training session for teachers
LEGO Playbox training session for teachers
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